Chloe Watkins admitted “flashbacks of 2015 were coming into my head” as she stepped up for her vital shoot-out to keep Ireland’s Olympic hopes alive.
Ireland’s shoot-out queens are Tokyo-bound as Ayeisha McFerran added another glorious entry into her own sporting folklore with three incredible shoot-out saves.
Sean Dancer admitted “it wasn’t pretty” as the first leg of the Irish women’s Olympic qualifiers double-header in a rain-soaked 0-0 draw at Energia Park in Donnybrook against Canada.
“The video umpire should hang his head in shame.” Captain Jonathan Bell’s summation will be echoed around the Irish hockey world as a video review decision with one second to go denied his side a place at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Ireland will take a two goal lead into the second leg of their Olympic qualifier against Canada tomorrow after beating the hosts 5-3 in Vancouver today. A goal from Chris Cargo and two each from Shane O’Donoghue and Sean Murray gave Ireland the win in an impressive performance. Man-of-the-match O’Donoghue attributed the win to the […]
Ireland’s men put themselves into a golden position to claim a second successive Olympic spot as they will carry a two-goal lead into the second leg in west Vancouver.
Mark Tumilty his Ireland team are primed and fully motivated for this weekend’s Olympic qualification showdown with Canada in Vancouver. Speaking after yesterday’s captain’s run to Eoin Luc O’Ceallaigh, the Ireland boss said that his team were ‘buzzing’ to put the disappointing European campaign behind them. “We’ve come off the back of a disappointment. We’ve […]
Safely installed in Vancouver, new Irish coach Mark Tumilty says the Irish men’s squad are bubbling up nicely for their two-legged Olympic qualifier against Canada.
Shane O’Donoghue says Ireland are in a good place ahead of their huge men’s Olympic qualifiers next weekend at Rutledge Field in Vancouver.
Mark Tumilty says he is keen to seeing his Ireland side getting back to deploying players in their regular positions as he announced his Olympic qualifiers panel to meet Canada on October 26 and 27.
Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers projectSeptember 19, 2019 | 523 views |
Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels says the sport is grasping a “unique set of circumstances” at the launch of the ambitious project to host November’s Olympic qualifiers at Energia Park in Donnybrook.
New coach Mark Tumilty says it is crucial to get the Irish men’s side back playing with a smile on their face for the helter-skelter six-week preparation phase for the Olympic qualifiers in west Vancouver against Canada.
Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekendSeptember 17, 2019 | 816 views |
Ireland’s men are to play recently-crowned European and reigning world champions Belgium in an away international next month after two games with France in Bordeaux to prepare for their upcoming Olympic qualifying double-header with Canada in Vancouver
Mark Tumilty will head up the Irish senior men’s team as head coach with assistance from Jason Lee for their upcoming Olympic qualifier campaign in Canada in October.
Hockey Ireland have confirmed ambitious plans to install a drop-in pitch at Donnybrook’s Energia Park for the women’s side’s Olympic qualifiers which take place on November 2nd and 3rd against Canada.
Given the chance from the offers on the table, the Irish men would likely have plumped for a trip to West Vancouver to face Canada for a place at the Tokyo Olympics.
McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stoneSeptember 9, 2019 | 912 views |
When the glitchy live draw stream suddenly popped up with Ireland’s women facing Canada, it elicited staccato laughter and the odd cheer and hand-clap from the fully assembled Green Army squad.
Ireland’s men and women will skip through to the second phase of the new Olympic and World Cup process which the FIH formally launched this week, entitled the Hockey Series.
In addition to sweeping to World League Round 2 glory in Kuala Lumpur, Irish players scooped all of the individual awards with Anna O’Flanagan landing both the top scorer and player of the tournament prizes
Graham Shaw described Ireland’s 3-0 win over Malaysia as “outstanding” as they beat the hosts 3-0, adding that the tournament will act as a benchmark for exciting times ahead.