International Tournament

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

March 24, 2020 | 279 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s wait to play in the Olympic Games for the first time has been put on hold for a year following the decision by the IOC and Tokyo to postpone the event until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

March 19, 2020 | 531 views | Leave a comment

It is a good thing one of Sean Dancer’s mantras to the Irish women’s squad is “those that can adapt are the one who will succeed” as the Green Army attempt to keep up their training in a world of social distancing. It means the panel have been innovating, making the best of the implements […]

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

January 26, 2020 | 732 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women earned European indoor promotion at the first attempt after they romped over the line in Bratislava, earning them a silver medal from the third tier of continental competition with two big wins on Sunday..

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

January 25, 2020 | 381 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s indoor women put themselves in a super position to land one of the two promotion spots on offer in Slovakia as they beat the hosts in a thriller before seeing off Denmark.

Ireland face big Slovakia battle after opening day win and loss

Ireland face big Slovakia battle after opening day win and loss

January 24, 2020 | 418 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ended day one of the women’s EuroHockey Indoor Championships III in Slovakia in contention for a potential promotion place following a 5-0 win over Portugal and a 5-1 loss to Spain.

Bronze medal match awaits Ireland after loss and a win

Bronze medal match awaits Ireland after loss and a win

January 18, 2020 | 303 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s indoor side finished the day with a bronze medal match assured, copper-fastened by a 4-0 win over Slovenia in their final group game of the EuroHockey Indoor Championship III in Santander.

Indoor men take the lessons from first international for 33 years

Indoor men take the lessons from first international for 33 years

January 17, 2020 | 763 views | Leave a comment

“A good day, a challenging day and a really educational day, an amazing experience,” John Jackson reflected after a draw and a loss marked Ireland’s return to indoor international action after 33 years.

Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander

Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander

January 16, 2020 | 215 views | Leave a comment

After 33 years wait, the Irish men’s indoor side finally return to action on Friday with a double-header against Wales (11am) and Scotland (5pm) in Santander in the EuroHockey Championships III.

Meeke, Patton and Humphreys set for indoor debuts at Euros

Meeke, Patton and Humphreys set for indoor debuts at Euros

January 10, 2020 | 381 views | Leave a comment

Ali Meeke, Sarah Patton and Hannah Humphreys will all make their indoor international debut at the EuroHockey Championships III in a fortnight’s time following Dave Passmore’s final selection for the event in Bratislava.

Mullan’s Green Army to make their mark on Olympic group in Tokyo

Mullan’s Green Army to make their mark on Olympic group in Tokyo

November 29, 2019 | 371 views | Leave a comment

Irish skipper Katie Mullan says there are “definitely points to be had” from their Olympic group after they were confirmed last Saturday to play against the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, India and South Africa by the FIH.

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 | 63 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 | 809 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 | 587 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 | 437 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 | 372 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 | 325 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 | 787 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 | 632 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 | 968 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 | 796 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