International Friendlies

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

October 16, 2019 | 607 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 | 441 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 | 441 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 | 502 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 | 852 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 | 516 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 | 375 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 | 573 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 | 165 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 | 419 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 | 280 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 | 583 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 | 214 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 | 410 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 | 529 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 | 909 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 | 634 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.

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

July 16, 2019 | 328 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Scotland in the last game of the three-match series at Stormont on Tuesday.

Grundie anticipating tough battle from rising Malaysians

Grundie anticipating tough battle from rising Malaysians

June 8, 2019 | 279 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Grundie is anticipating a tough battle from Malaysia despite Ireland holding a 100% record over the Asian sides in competitive fixtures.

Brilliant year in Bruxelles brings Buckley to Banbridge

Brilliant year in Bruxelles brings Buckley to Banbridge

June 7, 2019 | 767 views | Leave a comment

“The target at the start was to stay in the season but we realised quickly that wasn’t set high enough!” Emma Buckley on her first season in Belgium and earning a world ranking tournament debut place at the FIH Series Finals