The Irish women’s Olympic preparations have suffered a frustrating speed-bump as their hastily arranged warm-weather trip to Malaysia was called off on the day of departure.
Chloe Watkins says Ireland’s recent victory over reigning Olympic gold medalists Great Britain is both hugely important and unimportant at the same time as the Green Army mount up for a big summer ahead.
Having never beaten Great Britain before Sunday, Ireland’s women came within four minutes of repeating the trick two days later only for Izzy Petter to intervene and cancel out yet another Roisin Upton penalty stroke.
With two games gone in the Softco Series, it is a 2-1 win a piece for Ireland and GB at Queen’s with game three on Tuesday at 3pm
BBC NI and RTE are both on hand to broadcast Ireland’s first meeting with GB on home turf in 13 years, it offers a great challenge for the Green Army to ramp up their Tokyo preparations
Zoe Wilson is set to miss this summer’s Olympic Games following an ACL injury sustained in Ireland’s last challenge match in Spain in January.
Ireland will face Great Britain on home turf for the first time in 13 years with three uncapped international matches given the go ahead for Queen’s University next week.
“It’s not something I want to ever experience again,” Dancer told the Hook. “Obviously, it’s not just about the hockey side of things. It’s just about everybody’s life and situation.”
Megan Frazer and Naomi Carroll have both been handed great opportunities to force their way back into the Olympic hockey reckoning after lengthy spells out injured. Both were named in Sean Dancer’s 21-player Ireland panel to travel to Durban next month in a hastily rearranged warm-weather tour which was originally due to be in Malaysia. […]
Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate last Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for the Irish women’s pre-Games holding camp this summer.
Ireland’s women recorded their biggest ever win over South Africa from a mixed bag of fixtures in Stellenbosch over the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 won their series against China with two wins from two of the formally capped matches at Belfield this week.
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’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.