International Tournament

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 | 776 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 | 702 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 | 908 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 | 1,592 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 | 1,883 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 | 1,066 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 | 952 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.

Sean Dancer appointed as the new Green Army coach

Sean Dancer appointed as the new Green Army coach

April 25, 2019 | 595 views | Leave a comment

Ireland and New Zealand’s exchange of coaching know-how is set to continue with Sean Dancer swapping hemispheres to take on the role as Green Army head coach.

Boyles takes on lead role with Green Army

Boyles takes on lead role with Green Army

March 14, 2019 | 1,331 views | Leave a comment

Arlene Boyles has been handed the lead coaching role with Ireland’s women on a temporary basis following last week’s shock resignation of Graham Shaw who is leaving to take charge of the New Zealand national team, writes John Flack.

Banbridge step in to host women’s Hockey Series Finals

Banbridge step in to host women’s Hockey Series Finals

March 12, 2019 | 808 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge’s Havelock Park has been confirmed as the new host venue for the women’s Hockey Series Finals to take place from June 8th to 16th this year, ending a six-month saga.

Green Army’s FIH Series Finals schedule confirmed but venue tbc

Green Army’s FIH Series Finals schedule confirmed but venue tbc

February 28, 2019 | 710 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s FIH Series Finals schedule has been confirmed with the side beginning their campaign against Malaysia on June 8 before facing the Czech Republic the following day.

Opponents for Hockey Series Finals confirmed for Irish men and women

Opponents for Hockey Series Finals confirmed for Irish men and women

January 22, 2019 | 455 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Olympic qualifying path became slightly clearer with confirmation of the final sides to play in June’s Hockey Series Finals.

Ireland left empty after devastating World Cup exit

Ireland left empty after devastating World Cup exit

December 8, 2018 | 1,347 views | Leave a comment

With emotions still raw in the wake of their World Cup departure, the Irish squad attempted to put into words their feelings following their departure from the competition.

Irish knock-out hopes brought to crushing end by England

Irish knock-out hopes brought to crushing end by England

December 7, 2018 | 560 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s World Cup crossover hopes came to a crushing end at the hands of England, leaving them bottom of Pool B in Bhubaneswar.

Conor Harte and Green Machine to summon fighting Irish spirit

Conor Harte and Green Machine to summon fighting Irish spirit

December 7, 2018 | 488 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte says today’s showdown with England is Ireland’s “World Cup final” with a draw or better required against the world number seven side.

Cargo hails amazing World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar goes hockey crazy

Cargo hails amazing World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar goes hockey crazy

December 5, 2018 | 549 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo has hailed the “amazing” World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar and the Indian crowds have gone wild for the event, turning the city into a mecca for hockey.

Ireland frustrated by China to set up England showdown on Friday

Ireland frustrated by China to set up England showdown on Friday

December 4, 2018 | 674 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were left to reflect on a frustrating evening in Bhubaneswar as China’s compact gameplan saw them cling on for a draw, leaving the Green Machine to go down to the wire on Friday against England.

Cox wary of China threat as Ireland look to avoid ambush

Cox wary of China threat as Ireland look to avoid ambush

December 4, 2018 | 432 views | Leave a comment

Having seen their plans of an ambush against world number one side Australia fall just short, Ireland’s men now assume the opposite role as they look avoid the trap laid by China today in their second World Cup group game (1.30pm, BT Sport).

O’Donoghue equals record but Australia edge home

O’Donoghue equals record but Australia edge home

November 30, 2018 | 659 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s record equaling 93rd international goal was not quite enough as Ireland made life incredibly awkward for the world number one side but ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

November 30, 2018 | 414 views | Leave a comment

Australia coach Colin Batch says his side won’t be underestimating world number 10 Ireland in their opening game of the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.