International Tournament

Conor Harte back for Green Machine’s World Cup bid

Conor Harte back for Green Machine’s World Cup bid

June 27, 2017 | 7 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte has overcome a knock to take up a place in the Irish men’s squad for July’s Hockey World League Semi-final tournament in Johannesburg, the main qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

Loughran set for world ranking tournament debut as Shaw names panel for HWL3

Loughran set for world ranking tournament debut as Shaw names panel for HWL3

June 21, 2017 | 845 views | Leave a comment

Sinead Loughran is set for her world ranking tournament debut as she earned a place in Graham Shaw’s final plans for the Irish women’s tilt at 2018 World Cup qualification via the World League Semi-Final which takes place in Johannesburg next month.

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

June 11, 2017 | 1,248 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s bid to be part world hockey’s Pro League came to an end as they were left out of the International Hockey Federation’s final list, released on Sunday, for the first four seasons of the competition that launches in January 2019.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 966 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

April 11, 2017 | 626 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

March 20, 2017 | 666 views | Leave a comment

Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

March 19, 2017 | 1,151 views | Leave a comment

Ireland added Hockey World League Round 2 gold on Sunday evening to their all-important to the next phase of the competition with a 4-2 shoot-out win over France at Stormont.

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

March 18, 2017 | 696 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a composed performance to come from a goal down to beat Wales 3-1, guaranteeing they will advance not just to Sunday’s final but also to Round 3 of the World League where the World Cup 2018 tickets will be decided.

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

March 16, 2017 | 617 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young side produced their performance of the week to date in a pressure-filled tie against Poland, winning 5-1 to advance to the semi-final.

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

March 14, 2017 | 542 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Nelson’s single goal in the 25th minute was enough to see Ireland top their group at Hockey World League Round 2 in Stormont, setting up a quarter-final date with Poland on Thursday evening.

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

March 12, 2017 | 944 views | Leave a comment

Ireland earned a winning draw ahead of Austria to ensure they will top Pool A of the Hockey World League Round 2 after normal time had ended 1-1 against Austria.

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

March 11, 2017 | 1,001 views | Leave a comment

Ireland claimed a 9-2 win over Ukraine in their opening Hockey World League Round 2 tie in Stormont with Jonny McKee netting twice while seven other players got on the score sheet.

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

March 6, 2017 | 1,379 views | Leave a comment

Eight players will make their ranking tournament debuts for Ireland next weekend as Craig Fulton confirmed the final 18 to play in World League Round 2 in Belfast.

New faces abound in Fulton’s latest panel for HWL2

New faces abound in Fulton’s latest panel for HWL2

February 27, 2017 | 1,885 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has named a glut of players who could potentially make their world ranking tournament debuts at World League Round 2 in Stormont in March as he announced a training panel of 24 that he will work with for the event.

Caruth makes late bid for HWL2 squad

Caruth makes late bid for HWL2 squad

February 24, 2017 | 862 views | Leave a comment

Peter Caruth made a goalscoring comeback on Thursday night as Annadale moved to within a point of the top of the Ulster Premier League table with a 3-0 win at Mossley, writes John Flack.

Half-century milestone was not on the radar – O’Flanagan

Half-century milestone was not on the radar – O’Flanagan

January 23, 2017 | 724 views | Leave a comment

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

Outstanding Ireland add gold to WL3 ticket

Outstanding Ireland add gold to WL3 ticket

January 22, 2017 | 880 views | Leave a comment

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.

Mission accomplished as two goals in two minute blitz powers Irish women to fine win

Mission accomplished as two goals in two minute blitz powers Irish women to fine win

January 21, 2017 | 491 views | Leave a comment

Mission complete in Kuala Lumpur as Ireland’s women defeated Wales 2-0 to guarantee at least a top two finish at World League Round 2 with Yvonne O’Byrne and Anna O’Flanagan striking quick succession to underpin the win.

Ireland’s women a win away from World League Round 3

Ireland’s women a win away from World League Round 3

January 20, 2017 | 503 views | Leave a comment

Ireland are a win away from progression to World League Round 3 and a massive step closer to potential World Cup 2018 qualification.

Men’s World League Round 2 schedule released

Men’s World League Round 2 schedule released

January 19, 2017 | 644 views | Leave a comment

The schedule for the men’s World League 2 in Belfast, which runs from March 11 to 19, has been confirmed with Ireland facing Ukraine and Austria on the opening weekend before meeting Italy on March 14.