International Tournament

Green Machine beat Korea for first time in ranking tie to land Olympic qualifier date

Green Machine beat Korea for first time in ranking tie to land Olympic qualifier date

June 22, 2019 | 410 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine recorded their first ever win over Korea in a ranking competition to guarantee their place in next October’s Olympic qualifiers with a 4-2 win in the FIH Series semi-final in Le Touquet.

Ton-up O’Donoghue says Green Machine back sucking on diesel after Egypt derailing

Ton-up O’Donoghue says Green Machine back sucking on diesel after Egypt derailing

June 21, 2019 | 338 views | Leave a comment

“It’s very humbling and very honoured to knock in 100 goals for my country,” Shane O’Donoghue said as he became the first Irish hockey player to hit the huge milestone.

O’Donoghue hits century mark as Ireland take full advantage to top FIH Series group

O’Donoghue hits century mark as Ireland take full advantage to top FIH Series group

June 18, 2019 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s historic hat trick helped Ireland on their way to the all-important top spot in Le Touquet, putting them within one win of a confirmed Olympic qualifier place.

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

June 17, 2019 | 571 views | Leave a comment

When Jina Kang clipped home the killer goal with six seconds on the clock, an eerie quiet fell over a sold out Banbridge as the game was up in pursuit of FIH Series gold, a slightly deflating end to a joyous week for the Green Army.

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

June 17, 2019 | 400 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of topping their men’s FIH Series Finals group took a big blow as they succumbed to world number 20 side Egypt in Le Touquet.

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

June 15, 2019 | 769 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown described her call-up to replace Megan Frazer in the Irish women’s squad for the FIH Series Finals semi-final against the Czech Republic as something of a whirlwind.

Green Army march through to Series final and a big step forward on Road to Tokyo

Green Army march through to Series final and a big step forward on Road to Tokyo

June 15, 2019 | 378 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women took a big leap forward on their Road to Tokyo as they dismissed the Czech Republic 4-0 at a drenched Banbridge, assuring they will be part of next October’s Olympic qualifiers.

Magee magic fires Green Machine to opening victory

Magee magic fires Green Machine to opening victory

June 15, 2019 | 351 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee’s double set Ireland on course for a winning start to their FIH Series Finals campaign in Le Touquet, seeing off Scotland 4-2.

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

June 14, 2019 | 558 views | Leave a comment

Le Touquet will always hold a special place for the Harte household as the French coastal venue brought international debuts for David, Conor and Emer all on the same weekend; the twins are back this week looking to make their mark again

Green Army one win from a guaranteed Olympic qualifier place

Green Army one win from a guaranteed Olympic qualifier place

June 14, 2019 | 510 views | Leave a comment

Interim coach Gareth Grundie says last Sunday’s 8-1 mauling of the Czech Republic will have “no bearing” on his Ireland side’s outloook as they face a rematch in Saturday’s FIH Series’ semi-final at Banbridge.

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

June 14, 2019 | 350 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox is hoping the evolving tactical approach he is looking to implement with the Irish senior men will serve the side well at the FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet.

Madeley raring to go for first world ranking tournament

Madeley raring to go for first world ranking tournament

June 13, 2019 | 476 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley is raring to go to finally making his world ranking tournament debut at the FIH Series Finals this weekend in Le Touquet.

Ireland ease through to move within one win of Olympic showdown ticket

Ireland ease through to move within one win of Olympic showdown ticket

June 11, 2019 | 601 views | Leave a comment

The Green Army marched into the semi-final of the FIH Series Finals with the minimum of fuss as their 11-0 win over Singapore at Banbridge puts them one win away from a guaranteed direct Olympic qualifier tie.

O’Flanagan’s quartet crowns complete performance from Ireland over Czechs

O’Flanagan’s quartet crowns complete performance from Ireland over Czechs

June 9, 2019 | 477 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s quartet of goals saw Ireland move to the brink of an FIH Series Finals semi-final spot as the put in a breathtaking 8-1 win over the Czech Republic on day two at Banbridge.

Barr and Mullan set Ireland on course for opening win over Malaysia

Barr and Mullan set Ireland on course for opening win over Malaysia

June 8, 2019 | 436 views | Leave a comment

Bethany Barr and Katie Mullan strikes were enough to get Ireland up and running at the FIH Series Finals in Banbridge as they got the better of Malaysia.

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

June 6, 2019 | 580 views | Leave a comment

The sight of Antrim woman Zoe Wilson wearing a broad smile and proudly peering through a pair of goggles while clutching her silver medal was among the many unforgettable images at the women’s World Cup in London last August, writes John Flack.

BBC SPORT NI to stream live Ireland Women’s matches at the FIH Hockey Series

BBC SPORT NI to stream live Ireland Women’s matches at the FIH Hockey Series

June 3, 2019 | 1,135 views | Leave a comment

The quest for a women’s place at the Olympic Games for the first time ever begins for Ireland with the eight-nation tournament. All of Ireland’s games will be streamed live on the BBC Sport NI website.

Hawkshaw, Barr and Buckley set for major tournament debuts

Hawkshaw, Barr and Buckley set for major tournament debuts

May 31, 2019 | 1,067 views | Leave a comment

Sarah Hawkshaw, Bethany Barr and Emma Buckley are all set for their world ranking tournament debuts as they made the final cut for next week’s FIH Series Finals in Banbridge.

Dancer set for Belfast-base for Green Army rein

Dancer set for Belfast-base for Green Army rein

May 15, 2019 | 847 views | Leave a comment

Ireland women’s hockey head coach Sean Dancer will be based in Belfast in a departure from the norm as he prepares to take over the reins from Graham Shaw

Jackson to return while Madeley set for ranking tournament debut

Jackson to return while Madeley set for ranking tournament debut

May 13, 2019 | 691 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox has rung the changes in the Irish men’s squad for the next stage in the Olympic qualifying process – June’s FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet, France – with six changes from December’s World Cup line-up.