International Friendlies

Irish tour to Malaysia cancelled at last moment

Irish tour to Malaysia cancelled at last moment

April 10, 2021 | 345 views | Leave a comment

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.

Watkins and Ireland staying grounded despite big GB series show

Watkins and Ireland staying grounded despite big GB series show

April 2, 2021 | 759 views | Leave a comment

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.

Mullan and Upton take big positives from Softco Series

Mullan and Upton take big positives from Softco Series

March 18, 2021 | 956 views | Leave a comment

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.

Honours even as Ireland record memorable win over GB in Softco Series

Honours even as Ireland record memorable win over GB in Softco Series

March 15, 2021 | 1,036 views | Leave a comment

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

Ireland get rare chance to face big name on home turf

Ireland get rare chance to face big name on home turf

March 11, 2021 | 1,661 views | Leave a comment

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

Wilson on the sidelines for Softco series after ACL injury

Wilson on the sidelines for Softco series after ACL injury

March 10, 2021 | 1,934 views | Leave a comment

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 to face GB for the first time in 13 years on home turf

Ireland to face GB for the first time in 13 years on home turf

March 3, 2021 | 1,823 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dancer and Green Army raring to go after lengthy hiatus

Dancer and Green Army raring to go after lengthy hiatus

January 10, 2021 | 3,632 views | Leave a comment

“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.”

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

February 27, 2020 | 630 views | Leave a comment

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. […]

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

February 10, 2020 | 720 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

January 26, 2020 | 1,455 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women recorded their biggest ever win over South Africa from a mixed bag of fixtures in Stellenbosch over the weekend.

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

January 20, 2020 | 913 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 | 1,516 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 | 1,232 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 | 1,018 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 | 774 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 | 758 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 | 860 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 | 1,207 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 | 825 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.