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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 drew with England 3-3 and fell 2-1 to Malaysia in their first two Four Nations tournament games in Terrassa.
Ireland’s women ran up another strong win over Italy at Stormont with Nikki Evans scoring twice in an impressive all-round performance.