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Ireland survive physical contest to beat WL2 hosts

Ireland survive physical contest to beat WL2 hosts

January 16, 2017 | 965 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women survived a major scare from hosts Malaysia to record their second win of World League Round2 in Kuala Lumpur as goals from Chloe Watkins and Anna O’Flanagan earned a 2-1 win.

Ireland’s dozen far too good for Kazakhstan

Ireland’s dozen far too good for Kazakhstan

January 14, 2017 | 882 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw knows bigger challenges await after his green army trampled over Kazakhstan with a clean dozen as Anna O’Flanagan and Nikki Evans racked up the goals.

Shaw’s Irish women ready for physical Kazakh task

Shaw’s Irish women ready for physical Kazakh task

January 13, 2017 | 787 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw says Ireland are “expecting a very physical game” in their opening World League Round 2 tie against Kazakhstan in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday; EYHL and Jacqui Potter Cup ties add to busy weekend all round

FIH confirm format changes for 2018 World Cup and launch home and away league application process

FIH confirm format changes for 2018 World Cup and launch home and away league application process

December 31, 2016 | 1,263 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw happy with format of the 2018 World Cup which offers more chances of progression to the knock-out stages; the FIH also launched its application process for the 2019 home and away league

Upton the bolter as five players set for ranking level debuts

Upton the bolter as five players set for ranking level debuts

December 2, 2016 | 1,501 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw will give five players their ranking tournament debuts in January as he confirmed the Irish women’s squad of 18 players for World League Round 2 in January in Malaysia.

Broken ankle rules Brown out of WL2

Broken ankle rules Brown out of WL2

November 29, 2016 | 914 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of reaching the final stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals have been dealt another blow, writes John Flack, with news that Chloe Brown has been ruled out of contention for World League II tournament in Malaysia in January.

Stormont confirmed as HWL Round 2 host venue

Stormont confirmed as HWL Round 2 host venue

November 23, 2016 | 561 views | Leave a comment

NICS’s Stormont ground has been named as the host venue for the Hockey World League Round 2 men’s event which runs from March 11-to 19, 2017. The east Belfast venue got the nod ahead of Lisnagarvey’s Comber Road to host the event. It played host to the senior men’s Irish hockey team as they faced […]

Shaw retains several fresh faces for WL2 panel

Shaw retains several fresh faces for WL2 panel

November 14, 2016 | 800 views | Leave a comment

Ellen Curran, Clodagh Cassin, Roisin Upton and Jessica McMaster have all been retained in the central training panel of 26 players named by Graham Shaw following their international debuts last few weeks.

Captain Frazer out for “six to nine months”

Captain Frazer out for “six to nine months”

October 28, 2016 | 1,034 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been dealt a serious blow with the news that captain Megan Frazer is set to be on the sidelines for between six and nine months following a serious knee injury. It means Frazer will certainly miss World League Round 2 in Malaysia in January while it might also be tight to return […]

Ireland’s WL2 draws offer contrasting challenges

Ireland’s WL2 draws offer contrasting challenges

October 12, 2016 | 760 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior women and men’s teams have been drawn in two contrasting groups in World League Round 2 in both travel and competitive terms. For the women, they make the long trip to Malaysia but face a welcoming enough set of opponents while the men have a tough eight-team competition but will enjoy home comforts.

We’ll never forget you Maddie Hinch – or will we?

We’ll never forget you Maddie Hinch – or will we?

August 28, 2016 | 1,547 views | Leave a comment

John Flack reflects on the golden memories of the Great Britain women’s hockey team’s unprecedented success in Rio and the media frenzy it generated. But does hockey in Ireland do enough to promote itself and will there be a legacy after our men’s team did themselves and their country proud in Rio?

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

August 14, 2016 | 1,082 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo hailed the Irish fans in Rio as “amazing” as they played their role in the side’s memorable Olympic campaign, providing extra motivation to the green machine.

Ireland’s Rio road comes to end as Fulton hails proud Green Machine performances

Ireland’s Rio road comes to end as Fulton hails proud Green Machine performances

August 13, 2016 | 898 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Rio road came to a heart-breaking conclusion in Deodoro as Argentina eventually won a huge battle of wills with Gonzalo Peillat’s 51st minute drag-flick proving the defining moment.

Argentina await as history boys land first Olympic hockey victory in 108 years

Argentina await as history boys land first Olympic hockey victory in 108 years

August 11, 2016 | 2,055 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s history-makers added yet another amazing victory to their list of achievements as their dramatic 4-2 win over Canada keeps them in with a fighting chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games.

Ireland back strong for last two group games – Bell

Ireland back strong for last two group games – Bell

August 9, 2016 | 784 views | Leave a comment

Despite the defeat to Germany, the mood in the mixed zone had positive tones as Ireland look to turn performances into points in their closing two games later this week; reaction from Jonny Bell, David Harte and Craig Fulton

German defeat but positives a plenty for Ireland’s do-or-die Pan-Am showdowns

German defeat but positives a plenty for Ireland’s do-or-die Pan-Am showdowns

August 9, 2016 | 638 views | Leave a comment

The goals were unforgettable, the performance tactically astute and the reigning champions Germany were posed a large number of awkward questions. The rub is that the Germans proficiency from corners, propelled by Moritz Fuerste, broke through the defences of David Harte and his defence, condemning Ireland to a third successive defeat in Deodoro, the tie ending 3-2.

Tough scoreline to take for Gormley and Fulton

Tough scoreline to take for Gormley and Fulton

August 8, 2016 | 1,177 views | Leave a comment

Check out all the reaction from Ronan Gormley, Craig Fulton, Mirco Pruyser and Rob van der Horst from Ireland’s game with the Netherlands in game two of their Olympic journey

Ruthless Dutch run up 5-0 win over Ireland

Ruthless Dutch run up 5-0 win over Ireland

August 8, 2016 | 535 views | Leave a comment

For a second day running, Ireland were left frustrated as strong elements of their performance in Rio de Janeiro showed little reward as they fell to a somewhat exaggerated final scoreline against the world number two Dutch side.

“We beat ourselves” – reaction to Ireland 2 India 3

“We beat ourselves” – reaction to Ireland 2 India 3

August 6, 2016 | 1,348 views | Leave a comment

David Harte said “we beat ourselves” as Ireland’s players felt frustration in the wake of their 3-2 loss to India on the opening day of the men’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

India “accuracy” undoes Ireland 3-2 in penalty corner shoot-out

India “accuracy” undoes Ireland 3-2 in penalty corner shoot-out

August 6, 2016 | 910 views | Leave a comment

India’s greater set piece accuracy gave Ireland a harsh lesson in their first Olympic hockey match for 108 years as three penalty corner goals to two told the tale in Deodoro this morning in intense heat.