International Tournament

Dealing with 2012 imperative to finally earning Olympic place

Dealing with 2012 imperative to finally earning Olympic place

October 29, 2015 | 1,507 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton says that finally dealing with the “hurt” of missing on London 2012 played a pivotal part in building the mental resolve of his side to mount their first successful Olympic qualifying campaign.

Australia lay out Road to Rio for Ireland’s men

Australia lay out Road to Rio for Ireland’s men

October 25, 2015 | 4,452 views | Comments (3)

Ireland’s men are on the Road to Rio 2016 as they recieved the favour they required from the other side of the world to finally have their ticket stamped after a three month wait. It means that an Irish team will play in the Olympics for the first time since 1908.

Anxious Olympic wait for Oceania Cup outcome

Anxious Olympic wait for Oceania Cup outcome

October 22, 2015 | 2,464 views | Comments (1)

The Irish senior men’s panel will gather together in Dublin at the early hours of Sunday morning to watch online their Rio 2016 fate decided by Australia and, more than likely, New Zealand in the Oceania Cup final.

Dublin set to host World League Round 2 in 2017

Dublin set to host World League Round 2 in 2017

September 9, 2015 | 863 views | Leave a comment

Dublin is set to host one of the three men’s World League Round 2 tournaments in early 2017 as part of the initial phases of the qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup.

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

August 31, 2015 | 2,412 views | Leave a comment

And now the wait commences. October 25 is the date almost indelibly marked on the minds of the Irish hockey public after one of the most thrilling years for the sport.

Bloodied and bruised Gleghorne embodies fighting Irish spirit

Bloodied and bruised Gleghorne embodies fighting Irish spirit

August 30, 2015 | 3,094 views | Comments (1)

If ever there was an image to embody the performance of the team, Paul Gleghorne’s slinged up arm with blood dripping from his knuckles captured it; his and Matthew Bell’s reaction to what was another mighty week for Irish hockey

History boys claim first ever elite level medal with 4-2 win over England

History boys claim first ever elite level medal with 4-2 win over England

August 29, 2015 | 1,490 views | Leave a comment

Making history, the recurring mantra of the Irish senior men’s team. An incredible year for the team was capped with the biggest moment yet, winning Ireland’s first ever medal at an elite level competition with a breathless 4-2 win over home host England.

Harte: Ireland “not leaving without a medal” from Euros

Harte: Ireland “not leaving without a medal” from Euros

August 28, 2015 | 1,273 views | Leave a comment

David Harte says the Irish team mantra is “we are not leaving here without a medal” as they build up for their European Championships semi-final in London.

Hertzberger solo strike denies Ireland final berth in tight Euro battle

Hertzberger solo strike denies Ireland final berth in tight Euro battle

August 27, 2015 | 1,106 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton felt his side “missed an opportunity” as they lost 1-0 to world number two side the Netherlands in the semi-final of the EuroHockey Nations Championships in London.

Another marquee day for Irish men as Belgian draw earns maiden Euro semi-final

Another marquee day for Irish men as Belgian draw earns maiden Euro semi-final

August 25, 2015 | 1,204 views | Leave a comment

The good times keep on rolling. Ireland’s men’s hockey team added yet another incredible result to their ever-growing list in 2015 as they squeezed out a draw against world number four side Belgium in London to reach the semi-final of the European championships for the very first time.

Germany’s double strike late on denies Ireland

Germany’s double strike late on denies Ireland

August 23, 2015 | 958 views | Leave a comment

Late goals from Lukas Windfeder and Florian Fuchs saw Ireland fall 2-0 to reigning Olympic and European champions Germany in their second EuroHockey Nations Championships tie.

Ireland secure important 4-3 win over France

Ireland secure important 4-3 win over France

August 22, 2015 | 1,127 views |

Ireland’s men clinched a 4-3 win over France in their opening EuroHockey Nations Championship tie, beating one of the few sides that can hurt their Olympic hopes at this competition.

Masters Over-40s take on Europe in St Alban’s

Masters Over-40s take on Europe in St Alban’s

August 22, 2015 | 1,736 views | Comments (1)

The Irish Masters Over-40s tip off in their own European championships this weekend, starting off against the Netherlands in St Alban’s this morning.

European summer comes to close with Irish men battling the top brass

European summer comes to close with Irish men battling the top brass

August 21, 2015 | 1,398 views | Leave a comment

The full lowdown on the EuroHockey Nations Championships from an Irish perspective with an overview of the group opponents, where to watch the games and more

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

August 20, 2015 | 895 views | Comments (1)

“There is still a buzz around the squad and the hockey community back home,” Shane O’Donoghue says of Ireland’s mood ahead of the European championships campaign.

Fulton focusing on Irish strengths for Euros

Fulton focusing on Irish strengths for Euros

August 16, 2015 | 1,055 views | Comments (1)

Craig Fulton says that Ireland’s senior men will have tunnel-vision on what they can do rather than worrying too much about the opposition at next week’s European championships.

Three changes for Europeans for Irish senior men

Three changes for Europeans for Irish senior men

August 15, 2015 | 1,396 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has made three changes to the Irish panel for the European championships which begin next weekend in London with Michael Robson, Matthew Bell and Jonny Bruton coming into the side.

Golden moment for Ireland’s women as McCay breaks caps record in Prague

Golden moment for Ireland’s women as McCay breaks caps record in Prague

July 25, 2015 | 2,939 views | Leave a comment

Pre-tournament, Graham Shaw said his Ireland side “don’t see ourselves as a two-tier side” and they showed that in emphatic fashion with a final heavy win in Prague, easing to a 5-0 victory.

Four-star Ireland sweep to Euro final and promotion

Four-star Ireland sweep to Euro final and promotion

July 23, 2015 | 1,280 views | Comments (1)

Ireland cruised through their EuroHockey Championships II semi-final to earn promotion to the top tier of the continental competition with the minimum of fuss, disposing of Belarus 4-0 in Prague.

Three and easy as Ireland top pool in Prague

Three and easy as Ireland top pool in Prague

July 21, 2015 | 646 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women cruised to top spot in their EuroHockey Championships II group with a third successive heavy win, this time beating the hosts Czech Republic 3-0.