International Tournament

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

July 16, 2018 | 299 views | Leave a comment

Nine months on from World Cup qualification, Irish coach Graham Shaw says Friday evening’s jersey presentation very much felt like “the start” of the competition proper.

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

July 2, 2018 | 678 views | Leave a comment

Coping with the forthright Dutch mentality is something Anna O’Flanagan says she initially took a while to get used to but says she will ultimately be stronger for the experience.

FIH launch Hockey Series as Ireland get ready for over 80 international ties in 2018

FIH launch Hockey Series as Ireland get ready for over 80 international ties in 2018

May 4, 2018 | 562 views | Leave a comment

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.

Short-handed Ireland end Sultan Azlan Shah in sixth place

Short-handed Ireland end Sultan Azlan Shah in sixth place

March 10, 2018 | 564 views | Leave a comment

In the Ipoh sweatbox, an Irish side working off a much shorter bench were unable to summon another big result against India, closing out their maiden Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in sixth place.

Cole heats up Ireland in Malaysia as domestic games hope to thaw out

Cole heats up Ireland in Malaysia as domestic games hope to thaw out

March 9, 2018 | 577 views | Leave a comment

After a rough opening four games, Ireland ground out a morale-boosting 3-2 win over world number six side India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia; TRR face Railway in EYHL while Corinthian take on UCD in Leinster

Ireland continue to feel the heat in Malaysia

Ireland continue to feel the heat in Malaysia

March 7, 2018 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a 4-1 loss to England on Tuesday and Australia on Wednesday at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysaia

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

March 3, 2018 | 653 views | Leave a comment

With just a few days of acclimitisation time and a 30 degree swing in temperature, perhaps a slow start was to be predicted as the first three quarters of Ireland’s maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Cup proved a tough outing.

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

January 23, 2018 | 574 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton has laid out the roadmap to Bhubaneswar and the 2018 World Cup next November with a comprehensive plan of action for the next 10 months, leading up to the November 28 tip off.

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

November 27, 2017 | 388 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been handed a tough draw at next July’s World Cup in London as they will face England, who are second in the current world rankings, the United States (7th) and India (10th) in Pool B. Their target will be to avoid last place in the pool which would mean an early exit, […]

Spanish sickness leaves Irish U-21 women in Euro limbo

Spanish sickness leaves Irish U-21 women in Euro limbo

September 4, 2017 | 1,095 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s fate in the top tier of the EuroHockey Junior Championships – and their subsequent 2020 Junior World Cup hopes – at the next meeting of the EHF Executive Board.

Caren and Irish junior men left to reflect on harsh realities of European relegation

Caren and Irish junior men left to reflect on harsh realities of European relegation

September 4, 2017 | 1,122 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men claimed their first win in the EuroHockey Junior Championships top tier since the turn of the century but it will be of cold comfort to Jonny Caren and his side who suffered relegation to the second tier for 2019.

Heavy defeat to England leaves Irish hopes hanging on 19-goal swing

Heavy defeat to England leaves Irish hopes hanging on 19-goal swing

September 2, 2017 | 806 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of staying in the top tier of the Under-21 men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships are hanging by a thread with a 19-goal swing the only thing that could potentially save them a return to the B division and a lifeline for the 2020 Junior World Cup.

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

August 31, 2017 | 582 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men ended their EuroHockey Junior Championship group phase in third place following a battling 3-1 loss to Belgium in Valencia, meaning they will battle to avoid relegation on the weekend.

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

August 31, 2017 | 598 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s EuroHockey Junior Championship hopes will go down to the final day when they meet either Spain or Belgium.

Nerveless Dale rescues Irish draw against Austria

Nerveless Dale rescues Irish draw against Austria

August 30, 2017 | 933 views | Leave a comment

Julian Dale’s 56th minute penalty stroke sealed what could be an important draw with Austria at the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championship in Valencia.

Junior Green Army suffer painful late defeat to France

Junior Green Army suffer painful late defeat to France

August 29, 2017 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Yohanna Lhopital’s 58th minute goal saw Ireland’s Junior Green Army fall to a gutting 1-0 defeat to France at a rain-drenched Valencia.

Tough openers for Irish Junior teams in Valencia

Tough openers for Irish Junior teams in Valencia

August 28, 2017 | 859 views | Leave a comment

In the aftermath of the senior EuroHockey Championships, the Irish Under-21s both suffered tough losses in the searing Valencia heat against two of the fancied sides.

Irish Under-21 Euros begin with maintaining top tier status the target

Irish Under-21 Euros begin with maintaining top tier status the target

August 28, 2017 | 596 views | Leave a comment

A day after the Irish senior teams finished their hectic summer, the Under-21 men and women begin their European campaigns with avoiding relegation the crucial target is either side is to make the Junior World Cup in three years time.

Ireland survive late scare to retain elite status; Fulton and Harte reflect on 2017

Ireland survive late scare to retain elite status; Fulton and Harte reflect on 2017

August 27, 2017 | 577 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton and David Harte reflect on their final EuroHockey Championships tie against Austria and the state of the Irish men’s team following a hectic 2017 of three international tournaments.

Czech favour rescues Irish women’s Euro status

Czech favour rescues Irish women’s Euro status

August 27, 2017 | 376 views | Leave a comment

From flattening devastation to a reprieve, the Irish women’s side somehow managed to stay in the top tier of European hockey despite a harrowing 7-2 loss to Spain.