International Tournament

Flying with drunken angels, riot police, dodgy curry, potent 7-Up and spotless trainers as Irish play a lament in Lahore

Flying with drunken angels, riot police, dodgy curry, potent 7-Up and spotless trainers as Irish play a lament in Lahore

August 3, 2016 | 1,603 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of the Rio Olympics, John Flack looks back at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore, Pakistan – the last time Ireland’s men played at a major tournament.

Olympic Fanzones – where to watch Ireland in action!

Olympic Fanzones – where to watch Ireland in action!

July 25, 2016 | 1,445 views | Leave a comment

With less than two weeks to go to Ireland’s first appearance at the Olympics in over a century, a number of clubs are hosting fan zones around Leinster to show their support for the boys in green!

Both Irish sides face tough start at 2017 Euros

Both Irish sides face tough start at 2017 Euros

July 21, 2016 | 738 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s schedule for the men’s and women’s 2017 EuroHockey Championships at the newly revamped Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam was confirmed yesterday by the EHF.

Cargo travels unexpected route to Irish selection as late Ulster call proves seminal

Cargo travels unexpected route to Irish selection as late Ulster call proves seminal

July 19, 2016 | 1,907 views | Leave a comment

For many Olympians, they often cite long-term goal-setting as one of the central road-maps to their sporting success. Outlining plans for an international future, though, could not have been further from Chris Cargo’s plans in 2009 mere months before his debut.

Four years weight lifted as Olympic ticket becomes reality for Magee and Irish final panel

Four years weight lifted as Olympic ticket becomes reality for Magee and Irish final panel

July 11, 2016 | 1,220 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee says that final selection for the Olympic Games does lift a “weight off us” as he reflects on his inclusion in the 16-player central list along with three reserves named this morning who will travel to Rio.

Irish men’s Olympic squad confirmed

Irish men’s Olympic squad confirmed

July 11, 2016 | 2,315 views | Leave a comment

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Hockey Ireland are delighted to announce the final men’s hockey squad to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Germany claim laurels as Ireland close out competitive showing with 2-0 loss

Germany claim laurels as Ireland close out competitive showing with 2-0 loss

July 3, 2016 | 498 views | Leave a comment

Ireland closed out their Six Nations series in Valencia with a 2-0 defeat to Germany with Moritz Fuerste and Timm Herzbruch scoring second half goals.

Harte heroics earns Ireland draw with Blacksticks

Harte heroics earns Ireland draw with Blacksticks

July 2, 2016 | 793 views | Leave a comment

Ireland scrambled to a second successive draw at the Six Nations Tournament in Valencia, clinging on at times for a 1-1 tie with world number eight side New Zealand.

Quemada’s last ditch flick usurps Irish victory in Valencia

Quemada’s last ditch flick usurps Irish victory in Valencia

June 30, 2016 | 717 views | Leave a comment

Ireland picked up their first point of the Six Nations tournament in Valencia but were ultimately frustrated as Pau Quemada’s drag-flick on the final hooter meant they had to share the spoils with Spain.

Masters Over-40s end England Home Nations reign

Masters Over-40s end England Home Nations reign

June 28, 2016 | 1,384 views | Leave a comment

For the first time since Masters Hockey started just over 10 years ago, Ireland fielded four teams at the annual women’s Home Nations Championships with the Irish Over-40s securing a memorable victory in their tournament

India fight back to beat Ireland 2-1

India fight back to beat Ireland 2-1

June 28, 2016 | 532 views | Leave a comment

Kyle Good’s first half goal was over-turned by India, condemning Ireland to a second successive single-goal loss at the Six Nations tournament in Valencia.

Gilardi stroke undoes Ireland in Valencia opener

Gilardi stroke undoes Ireland in Valencia opener

June 27, 2016 | 566 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a frustrating 1-0 loss to Argentina in their opening game of the Six Nations tournament in Valencia

Borland names Irish Under-18 side for Cork Euros

Borland names Irish Under-18 side for Cork Euros

June 21, 2016 | 1,616 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Borland is drawing an almost completely new look Irish Under-18 panel for the European championships with just three players returning from last year’s team that finished fifth in Europe last year.

Fulton reduces Olympic panel to 21-players

Fulton reduces Olympic panel to 21-players

June 20, 2016 | 2,395 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton went with experience as he made his first major cut to his Olympic panel, reducing his squad from 27 to 21 ahead of next week’s six nations tournament in Valencia, quickly followed by a two game sequence against the Netherlands in Cork.

Funding gap closing ahead of Korea series

Funding gap closing ahead of Korea series

May 30, 2016 | 746 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey public will get their first chance to see the men’s national side in action this summer on home turf when they play world number side Korea four times between Tuesday and Sunday in the Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series.

Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

May 22, 2016 | 1,261 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland men’s Over-60s Grand Masters team ended ninth at last week’s World Cup in Newcastle in New South Wales in Australia as they closed out the competition with four wins in succession.

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

May 6, 2016 | 2,454 views | Leave a comment

“Are you a logistics manager as well as a coach?” comes the question from Peter Sweeney, one of a couple of journalists assembled for a press briefing with Craig Fulton and David Harte.

Obsessed Irish men’s launch Olympic fundraiser as schedule confirmed

Obsessed Irish men’s launch Olympic fundraiser as schedule confirmed

April 28, 2016 | 2,233 views | Leave a comment

To address the €225,000 Olympic shortfall in funding, the Irish men’s team launched their main fundraiser this morning via the Pledge Sports platform as they look to fill the financial gap and give them the best chance at Rio 2016.

Ireland women’s Over-50s groundbreaking World Cup ends in silver medal

Ireland women’s Over-50s groundbreaking World Cup ends in silver medal

April 14, 2016 | 2,988 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Over-50s Masters were denied a famous World Cup victory last week as home favourites Australia edged them out in a thriller. Ireland had reached the final off the back of a flawless group stage, not conceding in any of their build-up matches.

Sargent hits major milestone as Ireland close out Hawkes Bay Cup on a high

Sargent hits major milestone as Ireland close out Hawkes Bay Cup on a high

April 10, 2016 | 2,963 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ended the Hawkes Bay tournament in fifth place, two above their pre-tournament ranking, with a second successive shoot-out win as they saw off Rio-bound India for the second time in the tournament.