International Tournament

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 | 208 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 | 765 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 | 572 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 | 892 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 | 776 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 | 175 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 | 222 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 | 589 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 | 229 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 | 411 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 | 364 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 | 573 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 | 506 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 | 440 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 | 923 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 […]

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

August 15, 2019 | 632 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Sean Dancer says there will be a “couple of tricks up our sleeve” when the Green Army take on England and his long-time mentor on Sunday in his first world ranking game in charge.

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

August 13, 2019 | 223 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran has been passed fit to play some part in the women’s EuroHockey Championships which get underway next weekend in Antwerp. The Larne woman did feature in either of the recent series against Italy and Belgium but she has been named in coach Sean Dancer’s panel of 18 for the competition alongside  Liz Murphy […]

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 | 413 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 […]

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

July 31, 2019 | 471 views | Leave a comment

David Harte could miss next month’s European Championships as the two-time world goalkeeper of the year faces a race against time to overcome a muscle inflammation.

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

July 21, 2019 | 442 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women finished off their Euro Under-21 campaign with a cathartic 5-1 win over France to end the campaign in seventh place.