International Tournament

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

November 30, 2018 | 475 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 | 490 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 | 1,146 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 | 1,367 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 | 1,572 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 | 978 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 | 1,884 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 | 1,397 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 | 1,474 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 | 994 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 | 1,077 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 | 1,104 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 | 411 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 | 719 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 | 457 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 | 779 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 | 543 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.

In their words: the Green Army on their World Cup odyssey

In their words: the Green Army on their World Cup odyssey

August 3, 2018 | 1,191 views | Leave a comment

In the wake of Ireland’s amazing shoot-out win over India, there was a packed mixed zone with loads of players giving their thoughts; here’s a few words and clips from Chloe Watkins, Megan Frazer, Katie Mullan, Ayeisha McFerran and Lena Tice

A Southern Fried thread on the road to a World Cup semi-final

A Southern Fried thread on the road to a World Cup semi-final

August 3, 2018 | 2,014 views | Leave a comment

Southern Fried Hockey’s Alan Good posted a thought-provoking Twitter thread, tying up the strands that have gone into the Irish women’s team and how they have got to the point of a World Cup semi-final against Spain

McFerran’s glorious shoot-out underpins Irish iron will to defeat India

McFerran’s glorious shoot-out underpins Irish iron will to defeat India

August 3, 2018 | 429 views | Leave a comment

Where will it all end? Ireland’s World Cup run just keeps on rolling as Ayeisha McFerran’s glorious tournament and some sublimely cool heads in a shoot-out saw them edge out India and take a World Cup semi-final spot.