International Tournament

Shoot-out queens end years of pain with ticket to Tokyo

Shoot-out queens end years of pain with ticket to Tokyo

November 4, 2019 | 50 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dancer admits it wasn’t pretty after first leg stalemate

Dancer admits it wasn’t pretty after first leg stalemate

November 3, 2019 | 777 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Machine rediscover mojo to build important half-time advantage

Green Machine rediscover mojo to build important half-time advantage

October 27, 2019 | 569 views | Leave a comment

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.

Tumilty’s Ireland primed for Olympic showdown in Vancouver

Tumilty’s Ireland primed for Olympic showdown in Vancouver

October 26, 2019 | 401 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Tumilty says Irish side getting their mojo going ahead of Olympic qualifier

Tumilty says Irish side getting their mojo going ahead of Olympic qualifier

October 23, 2019 | 362 views | Leave a comment

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.

Donnybrook Stadium to be host venue for women’s Olympic qualifiers

Donnybrook Stadium to be host venue for women’s Olympic qualifiers

September 11, 2019 | 302 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Machine set for tough but doable away date in West Vancouver

Green Machine set for tough but doable away date in West Vancouver

September 9, 2019 | 780 views | Leave a comment

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 stone

McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stone

September 9, 2019 | 622 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish sides to learn Olympic qualifier opponents on September 9th

Irish sides to learn Olympic qualifier opponents on September 9th

August 29, 2019 | 949 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women and men will find out their Olympic qualifier opponent on September 9th, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed.

Bell expresses regret as Cox steps away with Olympic qualifier looming large

Bell expresses regret as Cox steps away with Olympic qualifier looming large

August 29, 2019 | 792 views | Leave a comment

Ireland men’s hockey captain Jonny Bell has expressed his regret at head coach Alexander Cox’s decision to quit the job after only a year in charge and with just eight weeks to go before the crucial Olympic qualifiers

Mullan’s last-gasp winner equals Irish women’s best Euro finish

Mullan’s last-gasp winner equals Irish women’s best Euro finish

August 25, 2019 | 216 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan’s 58th minute winner secured fifth place for Ireland from the women’s EuroHockey Championships in Belgium as they beat Russia 3-2.

Green Machine relegated after 4-0 loss to Wales

Green Machine relegated after 4-0 loss to Wales

August 25, 2019 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a devastating 4-0 defeat to Wales on the final day of the men’s Belfius EuroHockey Championships, ending up eighth and dropping to the second tier for 2021.

O’Flanagan snatches vital late winner to all but assure Euro top tier status

O’Flanagan snatches vital late winner to all but assure Euro top tier status

August 23, 2019 | 617 views | Leave a comment

All-time top scorer Anna O’Flanagan added another vital goal to her memorable collection to earn Ireland a 2-1 win over Belgium that all but secures safety for the 2021 edition of the European Championships.

Slow start leaves Green Machine’s A status on the brink

Slow start leaves Green Machine’s A status on the brink

August 22, 2019 | 242 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men go into Saturday’s final EuroHockey Championship tie with Wales in a perilous position with their chances of avoiding the drop largely out of their hands after a 2-1 loss to England.

Green Army tantalisingly close to first ever Euro semi

Green Army tantalisingly close to first ever Euro semi

August 21, 2019 | 418 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell tantalisingly short of a first European Championships semi-final berth with their 1-1 draw against Germany not quite enough to see them through in Antwerp.

Ireland set for home nations dust up after loss to Germany

Ireland set for home nations dust up after loss to Germany

August 20, 2019 | 372 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have two huge tussles ahead of them to stay in the top tier of European hockey after their 5-0 loss to Germany in Antwerp.

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

August 18, 2019 | 584 views | Leave a comment

A huge late fightback saw Ireland salvage what could be a crucial point in their Belfius EuroHockey Championships campaign, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland in Antwerp.

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

August 18, 2019 | 516 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women produced a rousing last quarter but could not find an equaliser from their opening Belfius EuroHockey Championships tie in Antwerp.

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

August 17, 2019 | 454 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a tough opening 5-1 loss to the three in-a-row chasing Netherlands at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in the teeming rain in Antwerp.

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

August 15, 2019 | 962 views | Leave a comment

“I’ve just got to be grateful Bruce has such a soft forehead!” Eight years ago, as his eye slowly made its way back into place over the course of three weeks, it is unlikely John Jackson could have envisaged playing his 250th international cap in the lead-up to the 2019 EuroHockey Championships. He became just […]