International Tournament

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

August 18, 2019 | 587 views | Leave a comment

A huge late fightback saw Ireland salvage what could be a crucial point in their Belfius EuroHockey Championships campaign, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland in Antwerp.

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

August 18, 2019 | 519 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women produced a rousing last quarter but could not find an equaliser from their opening Belfius EuroHockey Championships tie in Antwerp.

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

August 17, 2019 | 463 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a tough opening 5-1 loss to the three in-a-row chasing Netherlands at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in the teeming rain in Antwerp.

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

August 15, 2019 | 982 views | Leave a comment

“I’ve just got to be grateful Bruce has such a soft forehead!” Eight years ago, as his eye slowly made its way back into place over the course of three weeks, it is unlikely John Jackson could have envisaged playing his 250th international cap in the lead-up to the 2019 EuroHockey Championships. He became just […]

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

August 15, 2019 | 653 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Sean Dancer says there will be a “couple of tricks up our sleeve” when the Green Army take on England and his long-time mentor on Sunday in his first world ranking game in charge.

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

August 13, 2019 | 279 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran has been passed fit to play some part in the women’s EuroHockey Championships which get underway next weekend in Antwerp. The Larne woman did feature in either of the recent series against Italy and Belgium but she has been named in coach Sean Dancer’s panel of 18 for the competition alongside  Liz Murphy […]

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

August 5, 2019 | 425 views | Leave a comment

It’s a year to the day since Ireland’s women won the hearts and minds of the nation by lifting the silver medals at the World Cup but team captain Katie Mullan insists there is still unfinished business to be done, writes John Flack. On that unforgettable day in London, a capacity 10,500 crowd turned the […]

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

July 31, 2019 | 515 views | Leave a comment

David Harte could miss next month’s European Championships as the two-time world goalkeeper of the year faces a race against time to overcome a muscle inflammation.

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

July 21, 2019 | 473 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women finished off their Euro Under-21 campaign with a cathartic 5-1 win over France to end the campaign in seventh place.

Junior Green Army show their will to beat France

Junior Green Army show their will to beat France

July 18, 2019 | 481 views | Leave a comment

Hannah McLoughlin’s goal saw Ireland’s women beat France 1-0 at the EuroHockey Junior Championships in Valencia, ensuring they will avoid the wooden spoon.

Sarratt’s perfect hat-trick underpins big Irish win

Sarratt’s perfect hat-trick underpins big Irish win

July 17, 2019 | 290 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II, Pool A Ireland 7 (G Sarratt 3, D Mawhinney, A Empey, C Robson, B Johnson) Turkey 1 (M Taskaya) Guy Sarratt’s perfect hat trick saw Ireland’s Under-21 easily top their EuroHockey Junior Championships II group with a 7-1 win over Turkey in Plzen Litice. He netted from a penalty corner, […]

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

July 17, 2019 | 634 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships Pool A Ireland 0 Spain 4 (L Barrios 2, I Zaldua, S Barrios) The Junior Green Army’s outside hopes of escaping the bottom three of the EuroHockey Junior Championships came to an end at the hands of the hosts as they fell 4-0 in Valencia. Given the odd tournament format created […]

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

July 16, 2019 | 578 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Under-21 EuroHockey Championships II, Pool A Ireland 8 (M Crookshanks 2, C Empey 2, M Samuel, C Robson, B Johnson, G Sarratt) Czech Republic 0 The Irish Under-21 men were in ruthless form as they smashed their Czech Republic hosts 8-0 in Litice to guarantee their safe passage through to the EuroHockey Junior Championships […]

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

July 15, 2019 | 780 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s youth teams felt the Oranje heat as they endured five losses to the Dutch powerhouses in Valencia and Eindhoven on Monday.

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

July 15, 2019 | 286 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer’s reign as Ireland coach began in confident style as the Green Army recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland at Stormont with two clean sheets to boot.

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

July 12, 2019 | 360 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Crookshanks and Ben Johnson are buzzing to get going on Sunday in the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II when they face Belarus in the Czech Republic.

Junior Green Army go out of the fire-pit into the Valencia heat for Euro Under-21s

Junior Green Army go out of the fire-pit into the Valencia heat for Euro Under-21s

July 12, 2019 | 703 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore resisted saying “it is what it is” as he will have to cope without being able to select Sarah Torrans from around the fire pit this week in Valencia.

Passmore names final Junior Green Army squad for Euros

Passmore names final Junior Green Army squad for Euros

July 4, 2019 | 2,505 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore has named his panel of 18 for the Irish Under-21 women’s side whose EuroHockey Junior Championship gets underway on Saturday, July 13 in Valencia.

Latest world ranking list narrows range of possible Olympic qualifier options

Latest world ranking list narrows range of possible Olympic qualifier options

July 1, 2019 | 644 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women look all but assured of a home draw for the Olympic qualifiers later this year while the men are likely to be on the road following the release of the latest world ranking list over the weekend.

Olympic qualifier target achieved but Irish reflect on low-key end to FIH Series campaign

Olympic qualifier target achieved but Irish reflect on low-key end to FIH Series campaign

June 24, 2019 | 832 views | Leave a comment

When the dust settles, the Irish men can reflect on a decent week’s work in Le Touquet and their demeanour will probably prove far more upbeat than their dejected exit from the Eric Choteau field