International Tournament

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 | 382 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 | 470 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 | 867 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 | 2,713 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 | 727 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 | 940 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

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 | 1,441 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 | 464 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 | 376 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 | 672 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 | 513 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 | 871 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 | 476 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 | 1,511 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 | 722 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 | 646 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 | 461 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 | 570 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 | 679 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 | 599 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.