International Tournament

Spain defeat sends Irish Euro hopes to final tie

Spain defeat sends Irish Euro hopes to final tie

August 26, 2017 | 219 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s hopes of European survival will go down to the last day as, for the second time in two months, they found it impossible to unpick a mass Spanish defence.

Late Irish goals give Euro survival hopes big boost

Late Irish goals give Euro survival hopes big boost

August 24, 2017 | 344 views | Leave a comment

Late goals from Roisin Upton and Anna O’Flanagan put the Irish women within a result of retaining their status at the top table of European hockey as they saw off the Czech Republic 3-1 in Amsterdam.

Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide

Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide

August 24, 2017 | 471 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of back to back semi-finals at the European Championships came undone in Amsterdam as a pair of third-quarter English goals proved the difference.

Jackson family make Euro team sheet first

Jackson family make Euro team sheet first

August 23, 2017 | 891 views | Leave a comment

When Ireland’s men took the field against Germany in their opening Rabo EuroHockey Championships, it marked a family-first for the Jacksons.

Ireland regroup for relegation pool after German defeat in Pool B dead rubber

Ireland regroup for relegation pool after German defeat in Pool B dead rubber

August 22, 2017 | 431 views | Leave a comment

Three goals in the last 10 minutes saw Ireland’s women lose 5-1 to Germany at the European Championships in Amsterdam, leaving them in fourth place after the group stages.

English showdown set after demolition of Poland as Harte hits 200 cap mark

English showdown set after demolition of Poland as Harte hits 200 cap mark

August 21, 2017 | 597 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men require a draw or better from their final group game against England to reach the European Championships for the second successive time following their 7-1 demolition of Poland.

Ireland suffer scoreless Scottish frustration in Amsterdam

Ireland suffer scoreless Scottish frustration in Amsterdam

August 20, 2017 | 299 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw was left frustrated as his Irish women’s side could not break down a stubborn Scotland defence, leading to an ultimately deflating scoreless draw in their second European Championships pool game.

Murray magic lands draw amid mad-cap finale

Murray magic lands draw amid mad-cap finale

August 20, 2017 | 319 views | Leave a comment

Sean Murray’s glorious 48th minute touch earned Ireland a first ever result against Germany in a world ranking competition as they tied 1-1 in their opening European Championships tie in Amsterdam.

Composed England too strong for Ireland in Euro opener

Composed England too strong for Ireland in Euro opener

August 19, 2017 | 446 views | Leave a comment

England produced a composed performance to see off Ireland 4-1, a year to the day since they won the Olympic gold in Rio in their GB guise.

Shaw ambitious ahead of Green Army Euro battles

Shaw ambitious ahead of Green Army Euro battles

August 19, 2017 | 284 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says his Irish women’s side is all in good health and raring to go for a shot at history, potentially breaking into the European top four for the first time.

Harte looking to end busy summer on a Euro high

Harte looking to end busy summer on a Euro high

August 18, 2017 | 295 views | Leave a comment

Goalkeeper David Harte is looking forward to “an away tournament at home” for the Dutch-based player as the European Championships get underway for Ireland this weekend in the Netherlands.

O’Flanagan set to don number one smock at Euros

O’Flanagan set to don number one smock at Euros

August 9, 2017 | 783 views | Leave a comment

The heroine of Johannesburg, Grace O’Flanagan, is set to don the number one goalkeeper smock for the Irish women’s hockey team at the European Championships which get under way next week in Amsterdam.

Fulton makes six changes for Irish men’s panel for Euros

Fulton makes six changes for Irish men’s panel for Euros

August 8, 2017 | 1,045 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has made six changes to his Irish senior men’s squad for the EuroHockey Nations Championships as a combination of injury and unavailability have precipitated the overhaul.

Green Army to the World Cup? What happens next?

Green Army to the World Cup? What happens next?

July 26, 2017 | 1,269 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s seventh place finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final sees them third on the list of sides waiting to find out whether they qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

McFerran hails O’Flanagan “turning point” as Ireland prove their quality on world stage

McFerran hails O’Flanagan “turning point” as Ireland prove their quality on world stage

July 25, 2017 | 783 views | Leave a comment

John Flack speaks to Zoe Wilson, Ayeisha McFerran and Arlene Boyles about the Irish women’s Hockey World League heroics in Johannesburg

Sothern strikes to guarantee Irish ticket to World Cup

Sothern strikes to guarantee Irish ticket to World Cup

July 23, 2017 | 599 views | Leave a comment

Alan Sothern’s 49th minute saw Ireland’s men land World Cup qualification for the first time since 1990 as his solo goal saw off New Zealand in the World League’s fifth place playoff under Johannesburg’s Saturday night lights.

Amazing Grace and final quarter double sees big World Cup boost for Green Army

Amazing Grace and final quarter double sees big World Cup boost for Green Army

July 22, 2017 | 539 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan and Lizzie Colvin both struck either side of the 48th minute to see Ireland land what could be a crucial 2-1 win over India in the World Cup qualification shake-up.

Shoot-out magic puts Ireland all but ends 28-year wait for World Cup berth

Shoot-out magic puts Ireland all but ends 28-year wait for World Cup berth

July 21, 2017 | 580 views | Leave a comment

Barring a series of miracles, Ireland’s men have assured their place at a first World Cup since 1990 as they ground out a shoot-out win over France in Johannesburg.

Direct road to London closed by South African hosts

Direct road to London closed by South African hosts

July 20, 2017 | 449 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s second chance at direct qualification for the 2018 World Cup came a cropper as they came unstuck in a 3-0 defeat to South Africa in their fifth to eighth place playoff.

Ireland left frustrated as Cortes holds out Green barrage

Ireland left frustrated as Cortes holds out Green barrage

July 19, 2017 | 465 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s first chance at nailing a World Cup place were denied in horribly frustrating manner as they came up against an inspired Spanish goalkeeper in Johannesburg in their Hockey World League quarter-final.