International Tournament

Ireland denied in first World Cup shot but dream not over

Ireland denied in first World Cup shot but dream not over

July 18, 2017 | 228 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women pushed Argentina all the way but ultimately fell 2-1 to the world number three side in their Hockey World League quarter-final tie in Johannesburg, missing out in their first direct shot at World Cup qualification.

Stakes set to rise against Spain after men’s HWL group stages

Stakes set to rise against Spain after men’s HWL group stages

July 17, 2017 | 317 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton’s Irish men’s team will face a date with Spain in their first chance at landing a 2018 World Cup spot as the preliminary phase of the Hockey World League ended with a 2-0 loss to Germany in Johannesburg.

O’Donoghue strikes late to see Green Machine through to HWL quarter-finals

O’Donoghue strikes late to see Green Machine through to HWL quarter-finals

July 13, 2017 | 466 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men emulated their female counterparts by reaching the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg thanks to a 2-1 win over Egypt.

Ireland find Belgium too hot to handle as unbeaten streak comes to an end

Ireland find Belgium too hot to handle as unbeaten streak comes to an end

July 11, 2017 | 216 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s 15-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end in Johannesburg as the pumped-up Red Lions of Belgium showed their class, running up a 6-2 scoreline in their second Hockey World League group game.

Green Army cruelly denied famous win over Germany

Green Army cruelly denied famous win over Germany

July 10, 2017 | 674 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were cruelly denied a famous victory over Germany, one that could have all but assured their passage through to the quarter-finals of the World League in Johannesburg by Nike Lorenz’s controversial corner on the final hooter.

Winning habit continues for Irish men against hosts

Winning habit continues for Irish men against hosts

July 9, 2017 | 361 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men began their Hockey World League Semi-Final with a 2-0 win over hosts South Africa in Johannesburg courtesy of goals from Matthew Nelson and Shane O’Donoghue

Polish magic shows off new-look Green Machine

Polish magic shows off new-look Green Machine

July 8, 2017 | 589 views | Leave a comment

For Conor Harte, Ireland’s glorious fifth goal against Poland in March provided the moment when there was a feeling that things were coming together nicely for the green machine.

Ireland and Japan inseparable in HWL Semi-Final opener

Ireland and Japan inseparable in HWL Semi-Final opener

July 8, 2017 | 592 views | Leave a comment

Hockey World League Semi-Final Ireland 1 (R Upton) Japan 1 (S Oikawa) “Not the worst result” was Graham Shaw’s assessment of Ireland’s opening draw at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg as the split the difference with Japan, ranked four places higher on the world list. Indeed, by almost all stats, the two sides […]

Third time’s a charm as Upton finally gets extended opportunity to shine for Green Army

Third time’s a charm as Upton finally gets extended opportunity to shine for Green Army

July 8, 2017 | 262 views | Leave a comment

Roisin Upton is hoping to continue making up for lost time with the Irish women’s team as they look to land a 2018 World Cup spot over the course of the next two weeks.

Mullan taking the long and winding road to Green Army captaincy

Mullan taking the long and winding road to Green Army captaincy

July 6, 2017 | 1,276 views | Leave a comment

New captain Katie Mullan talks about her dual passion for hockey and camogie, the long distances on the road, playing multiple positions and learning lessons from Valencia 2015 to propel Ireland to the 2018 World Cup

Fulton reading little into healthy stats ahead of HWL3

Fulton reading little into healthy stats ahead of HWL3

July 3, 2017 | 816 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton is not reading much into the Irish men’s superb run of form in 2017 to date other than the upbeat mood it has brought the new-look side as a glut of new faces make their mark ahead of the World League Semi-Final

Green Army in confident mood for World Cup qualification bid

Green Army in confident mood for World Cup qualification bid

July 2, 2017 | 693 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw’s Irish women’s team jetted out to Johannesburg last Thursday evening in confident mood but wary not to get “carried away” by recent results in the final countdown for the World League Semi-Finals.

Conor Harte back for Green Machine’s World Cup bid

Conor Harte back for Green Machine’s World Cup bid

June 27, 2017 | 384 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte has overcome a knock to take up a place in the Irish men’s squad for July’s Hockey World League Semi-final tournament in Johannesburg, the main qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

Loughran set for world ranking tournament debut as Shaw names panel for HWL3

Loughran set for world ranking tournament debut as Shaw names panel for HWL3

June 21, 2017 | 1,004 views | Leave a comment

Sinead Loughran is set for her world ranking tournament debut as she earned a place in Graham Shaw’s final plans for the Irish women’s tilt at 2018 World Cup qualification via the World League Semi-Final which takes place in Johannesburg next month.

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

June 11, 2017 | 1,528 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s bid to be part world hockey’s Pro League came to an end as they were left out of the International Hockey Federation’s final list, released on Sunday, for the first four seasons of the competition that launches in January 2019.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 1,289 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

April 11, 2017 | 677 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

March 20, 2017 | 747 views | Leave a comment

Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

March 19, 2017 | 1,220 views | Leave a comment

Ireland added Hockey World League Round 2 gold on Sunday evening to their all-important to the next phase of the competition with a 4-2 shoot-out win over France at Stormont.

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

March 18, 2017 | 765 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a composed performance to come from a goal down to beat Wales 3-1, guaranteeing they will advance not just to Sunday’s final but also to Round 3 of the World League where the World Cup 2018 tickets will be decided.