International Tournament

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 | 896 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 | 725 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 | 634 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 | 667 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 | 529 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 | 552 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.

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 | 346 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 | 455 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 | 587 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 | 313 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 | 777 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 | 465 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 | 668 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 | 697 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 | 390 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 | 1,493 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 | 900 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 | 842 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 | 502 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 | 1,160 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.