International Tournament

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 | 492 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 | 211 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 | 445 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 | 155 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.

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

November 30, 2018 | 168 views | Leave a comment

While David Harte is by a distance Ireland’s most high profile men’s hockey player, there is the distinct possibility he is far more recognised in India than on home soil.

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

November 8, 2018 | 855 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Bell says he has worked all the hours available over the last year to put him in position to continue being part of the Green Machine’s World Cup challenge.

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

October 28, 2018 | 999 views | Leave a comment

Daragh Walsh says the Irish men’s team have already spent six months trying to get their stomachs ready for the World Cup in India in late November.

Madeley the new face in Irish men’s World Cup panel

Madeley the new face in Irish men’s World Cup panel

October 23, 2018 | 1,229 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley is the bolter in the Irish men’s squad named for World Cup which gets underway in late November in India after his confirmation in the 20-player panel named by new coach Alexander Cox.

Ireland set to host key phase of Olympic qualifying process

Ireland set to host key phase of Olympic qualifying process

October 23, 2018 | 605 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s team’s Olympic Games hopes received a huge boost as they were confirmed as one of the host nations for the next phase of qualifiers for Tokyo.

“Hidden gem” Nidge no longer an Irish secret weapon

“Hidden gem” Nidge no longer an Irish secret weapon

August 11, 2018 | 1,501 views | Leave a comment

In one of Craig Fulton’s last games in charge of the Irish men, he witnessed fine goalkeeping displays from David Fitzgerald and Jamie Carr in a 2-1 win over Germany in the absence of David Harte.

Hockey nerd Meeke says World Cup start of something special

Hockey nerd Meeke says World Cup start of something special

August 9, 2018 | 957 views | Leave a comment

For the Green Army’s most ardent and self-professed “hockey nerd”, Sunday’s final was like all of Ali Meeke’s Christmases rolled into one.

Ireland road to Tokyo benefits from eight place rise

Ireland road to Tokyo benefits from eight place rise

August 7, 2018 | 1,212 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s hockey team have soared to eighth place in the world rankings, moving up eight places following their run to the World Cup final.

McFerran emulates O’Gorman as goalkeeper of the tournament

McFerran emulates O’Gorman as goalkeeper of the tournament

August 7, 2018 | 686 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran landed the World Cup goalkeeper of the tournament gong following her stunning World Cup, winning almost unanimous support from the panel of coaches and media.

McCay to revisit retirement plans after silver medal

McCay to revisit retirement plans after silver medal

August 7, 2018 | 768 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s most capped sportswoman Shirley McCay raised the possibility that she may no longer retire from international hockey following the Green Army’s run to World Cup silver.

“Hockey ár lá” as spotlight finally shines on the sport

“Hockey ár lá” as spotlight finally shines on the sport

August 7, 2018 | 722 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw hopes the seismic publicity his Green Army troops created over the last two weeks in the Olympic Park can lay the base for “a changing moment” in hockey’s history.

Orange crush Irish dream of the mother of all shocks

Orange crush Irish dream of the mother of all shocks

August 5, 2018 | 110 views | Leave a comment

A ruthless Dutch performance meant that Ireland’s groundbreaking run to the World Cup final ended with a tough 6-0 defeat to women’s hockey’s outstanding standard bearers.

Shaw finally gets his wish of a Dutch showdown

Shaw finally gets his wish of a Dutch showdown

August 5, 2018 | 404 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says there was a calm confidence in the camp prior to the World Cup semi-final as they scarcely believable run rolled on to the final courtesy of more shoot-out madness.

Pinder propels Ireland into yet another new world with historic World Cup final spot

Pinder propels Ireland into yet another new world with historic World Cup final spot

August 5, 2018 | 132 views | Leave a comment

Gillian Pinder propelled Irish team sport into a whole new dimension, a first ever World Cup final of any description for a team field sport as their sublime shoot-out team prevailed against Spain at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Irish whirlwind leaves Wilson in a blur

Irish whirlwind leaves Wilson in a blur

August 5, 2018 | 449 views | Leave a comment

“It all seems like a bit of a blur.” It’s not just a product of the reems of sweat fogging up Zoe Wilson’s glasses as the whirlwind of higher and higher ecstasy engulfed her and the Irish women’s team following their World Cup semi-final win over Spain.

Ireland’s fairytale takes on Spanish side on dream run of their own in World Cup semi

Ireland’s fairytale takes on Spanish side on dream run of their own in World Cup semi

August 4, 2018 | 215 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey bandwagon rolls on. Over two days in London, the Green Army will have two shots at a medal on the World Cup stage, starting on Saturday at 2pm at London’s Lee Valley with a Sunday game for either bronze or gold.