International Tournament

Ireland look to next challenge after narrow England loss

Ireland look to next challenge after narrow England loss

July 29, 2018 | 313 views | Leave a comment

The disappointment of Ireland’s first loss of the World Cup in London is unlikely to linger too long over the Green Army camp as they quickly turn their focus to a date with either India or Italy

Anything is possible as Ireland look to keep bandwagon rolling against England

Anything is possible as Ireland look to keep bandwagon rolling against England

July 29, 2018 | 1,051 views | Leave a comment

In the annals of Irish women’s hockey, there are precious few wins over England on the ledger but such is the bouyant mood around the camp, skipper Katie Mullan says “anything is possible”.

The Green Army dream lives on as quarter-final beckons

The Green Army dream lives on as quarter-final beckons

July 26, 2018 | 891 views | Leave a comment

The incredible dream lives on. Anna O’Flanagan’s 13th minute corner deflection sent the sport into a new stratosphere as a gritty dog-fight saw Ireland grasp an incredible top spot in Pool B at the Hockey World Cup.

Ireland get further boost as England and US draw

Ireland get further boost as England and US draw

July 25, 2018 | 509 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women could become the first side to reach the World Cup quarter-finals if they can land their second successive victory in London on Thursday afternoon when they take on India.

Ireland savour the moment with magical World Cup win over US

Ireland savour the moment with magical World Cup win over US

July 24, 2018 | 721 views | Leave a comment

Deirdre Duke’s glorious counter-strikes sent Ireland’s women into dreamland as they won their first World Cup tie in 16 years with a breathtaking 3-1 win over USA on Saturday evening in London.

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

July 19, 2018 | 735 views | Leave a comment

A lifetime in the making, the multiple sporting strands of Nicci Daly’s life reach an incredible crescendo this month.

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

July 16, 2018 | 658 views | Leave a comment

Nine months on from World Cup qualification, Irish coach Graham Shaw says Friday evening’s jersey presentation very much felt like “the start” of the competition proper.

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

July 2, 2018 | 1,053 views | Leave a comment

Coping with the forthright Dutch mentality is something Anna O’Flanagan says she initially took a while to get used to but says she will ultimately be stronger for the experience.

FIH launch Hockey Series as Ireland get ready for over 80 international ties in 2018

FIH launch Hockey Series as Ireland get ready for over 80 international ties in 2018

May 4, 2018 | 924 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men and women will skip through to the second phase of the new Olympic and World Cup process which the FIH formally launched this week, entitled the Hockey Series.

Short-handed Ireland end Sultan Azlan Shah in sixth place

Short-handed Ireland end Sultan Azlan Shah in sixth place

March 10, 2018 | 848 views | Leave a comment

In the Ipoh sweatbox, an Irish side working off a much shorter bench were unable to summon another big result against India, closing out their maiden Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in sixth place.

Cole heats up Ireland in Malaysia as domestic games hope to thaw out

Cole heats up Ireland in Malaysia as domestic games hope to thaw out

March 9, 2018 | 767 views | Leave a comment

After a rough opening four games, Ireland ground out a morale-boosting 3-2 win over world number six side India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia; TRR face Railway in EYHL while Corinthian take on UCD in Leinster

Ireland continue to feel the heat in Malaysia

Ireland continue to feel the heat in Malaysia

March 7, 2018 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a 4-1 loss to England on Tuesday and Australia on Wednesday at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysaia

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

March 3, 2018 | 968 views | Leave a comment

With just a few days of acclimitisation time and a 30 degree swing in temperature, perhaps a slow start was to be predicted as the first three quarters of Ireland’s maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Cup proved a tough outing.

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

January 23, 2018 | 814 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton has laid out the roadmap to Bhubaneswar and the 2018 World Cup next November with a comprehensive plan of action for the next 10 months, leading up to the November 28 tip off.

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

November 27, 2017 | 573 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been handed a tough draw at next July’s World Cup in London as they will face England, who are second in the current world rankings, the United States (7th) and India (10th) in Pool B. Their target will be to avoid last place in the pool which would mean an early exit, […]

Spanish sickness leaves Irish U-21 women in Euro limbo

Spanish sickness leaves Irish U-21 women in Euro limbo

September 4, 2017 | 1,346 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s fate in the top tier of the EuroHockey Junior Championships – and their subsequent 2020 Junior World Cup hopes – at the next meeting of the EHF Executive Board.

Caren and Irish junior men left to reflect on harsh realities of European relegation

Caren and Irish junior men left to reflect on harsh realities of European relegation

September 4, 2017 | 1,368 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men claimed their first win in the EuroHockey Junior Championships top tier since the turn of the century but it will be of cold comfort to Jonny Caren and his side who suffered relegation to the second tier for 2019.

Heavy defeat to England leaves Irish hopes hanging on 19-goal swing

Heavy defeat to England leaves Irish hopes hanging on 19-goal swing

September 2, 2017 | 1,001 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of staying in the top tier of the Under-21 men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships are hanging by a thread with a 19-goal swing the only thing that could potentially save them a return to the B division and a lifeline for the 2020 Junior World Cup.

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

August 31, 2017 | 782 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men ended their EuroHockey Junior Championship group phase in third place following a battling 3-1 loss to Belgium in Valencia, meaning they will battle to avoid relegation on the weekend.

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

August 31, 2017 | 840 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s EuroHockey Junior Championship hopes will go down to the final day when they meet either Spain or Belgium.