International Friendlies

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

January 20, 2020 | 485 views | Leave a comment

Lena Tice’s 33rd minute penalty corner drag-flick saw Ireland get their six-game series in South Africa up and running with a win, starting OIympic year on the front foot.

Selection set to be toughest yet with only 16 spots for Tokyo

Selection set to be toughest yet with only 16 spots for Tokyo

January 17, 2020 | 1,036 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan is anticipating the most “cut-throat” selection processes as Olympic year begins in earnest this Sunday for Tokyo with their first match of their a warm-weather training camp in South Africa.

Dancer names panel for first training camp of 2020 in South Africa

Dancer names panel for first training camp of 2020 in South Africa

December 19, 2019 | 425 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer has given Emma Buckley, Ellen Curran, Hannah McLoughlin, Sarah Torrans and Emily Beatty an early chance to stake a claim for a place in the Irish women’s Olympic squad.

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

October 16, 2019 | 628 views | Leave a comment

Women’s international test match Ireland 2 (H Matthews, A O’Flanagan) Belgium 4 (S vanden Borre 2, A Gerniers, J Boon) Anna O’Flanagan scored on her 200th international appearance for Ireland but the side fell 4-2 to Belgium as part of “simulation week” for the side ahead of their Olympic qualifiers. The Green Army endured a rough […]

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

October 15, 2019 | 447 views | Leave a comment

Ireland lost 6-0 to the reigning World Cup and European champions Belgium at the Lara club in Wavre in the Green Machine’s final warm-up game for the Olympic qualifiers.

Tumilty reign begins with two wins from two in France

Tumilty reign begins with two wins from two in France

October 2, 2019 | 454 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty’s reign as Irish coach started in pleasing fashion as they beat France twice in Bordeaux as they close in on their Olympic qualifiers.

Ireland beat China as Green Army qualifier ticket details released

Ireland beat China as Green Army qualifier ticket details released

September 28, 2019 | 522 views | Leave a comment

Ireland won their series against China with two wins from two of the formally capped matches at Belfield this week.

Tumilty makes several changes as Caruth and McKee return

Tumilty makes several changes as Caruth and McKee return

September 26, 2019 | 859 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty has made several changes to the Irish men’s squad for their two-match series with France next week, his first games in charge since taking on the coaching reins for the Olympic qualifying campaign. Crucially, the squad looks to have a more attacking outlook with Peter Caruth and Jonny McKee getting their first inclusions […]

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

September 22, 2019 | 523 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up a lively 4-2 victory over China on Sunday evening at Belfield as they ramp up their preparations for November’s Olympic qualifying ties against Canada.

Corner precision sees Green Army march past Belarus

Corner precision sees Green Army march past Belarus

August 19, 2019 | 388 views | Leave a comment

An incredible display of penalty corner conversion saw Ireland run up their biggest ever win in the top tier of the European Championships, smashing Belarus 11-0 in Antwerp.

Belgian set piece efficiency outdoes the Green Machine on Euro Champs’ turf

Belgian set piece efficiency outdoes the Green Machine on Euro Champs’ turf

August 7, 2019 | 574 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women got a taster of the turf of the new European Championships in Antwerp as they fell to next to the competition hosts Belgium 4-2 in a challenge match.

Ireland fall to Spain in final men’s Euro warm-up tie

Ireland fall to Spain in final men’s Euro warm-up tie

August 7, 2019 | 168 views | Leave a comment

Men’s international test match Ireland 1 (M Robson) Spain 2 (X Lleonart, A Beltran) Ireland’s men fell to a 2-1 loss to Spain in their final warm-up game for the European Championships. Michael Robson gave Alexander Cox’s side a first half lead from play in the sweltering Terrassa heat on Tuesday morning. But the tie […]

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

August 5, 2019 | 426 views | Leave a comment

It’s a year to the day since Ireland’s women won the hearts and minds of the nation by lifting the silver medals at the World Cup but team captain Katie Mullan insists there is still unfinished business to be done, writes John Flack. On that unforgettable day in London, a capacity 10,500 crowd turned the […]

Ireland denied win over Spain with last play in Terrassa

Ireland denied win over Spain with last play in Terrassa

August 4, 2019 | 283 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Four Nations (Terrassa) Ireland 2 (S O’Donoghue 2) Spain 2 (P Quemada, I Rodriguez) Ireland fell to a last minute equaliser for the second time in three outings in Terrassa to leave them in third place from their Four Nations event. On Sunday, Shane O’Donoghue twice had Ireland in front from set piece goals […]

Cross’s Mother instrumental in new man joining the Green Machine

Cross’s Mother instrumental in new man joining the Green Machine

August 4, 2019 | 619 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s new Australian signing Tim Cross has revealed that he owes a debt of gratitude to his Ulster-born mother, who was instrumental in persuading him to switch his allegiance from his country of birth

Ireland draw with England and fall to Malaysia in Four Nations

Ireland draw with England and fall to Malaysia in Four Nations

August 2, 2019 | 221 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew with England 3-3 and fell 2-1 to Malaysia in their first two Four Nations tournament games in Terrassa.

Evans on the double as Ireland win big again

Evans on the double as Ireland win big again

July 30, 2019 | 432 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up another strong win over Italy at Stormont with Nikki Evans scoring twice in an impressive all-round performance.

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

July 28, 2019 | 532 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine will take a small psychological edge into next month’s Europeans as they edged a 2-1 win in their second meeting this weekend in Glasgow.

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

July 28, 2019 | 928 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s pre-European Championship preparations took a marked step forward as they hammered Italy 7-0 at Stormont in the driving rain.

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

July 27, 2019 | 643 views | Leave a comment

Ireland handed debuts to Tim Cross and Peter McKibbin as they drew their first of two test matches against Scotland at a very wet Glasgow National Hockey Centre.