International Tournament

Mission accomplished as two goals in two minute blitz powers Irish women to fine win

Mission accomplished as two goals in two minute blitz powers Irish women to fine win

January 21, 2017 | 540 views | Leave a comment

Mission complete in Kuala Lumpur as Ireland’s women defeated Wales 2-0 to guarantee at least a top two finish at World League Round 2 with Yvonne O’Byrne and Anna O’Flanagan striking quick succession to underpin the win.

Ireland’s women a win away from World League Round 3

Ireland’s women a win away from World League Round 3

January 20, 2017 | 614 views | Leave a comment

Ireland are a win away from progression to World League Round 3 and a massive step closer to potential World Cup 2018 qualification.

Men’s World League Round 2 schedule released

Men’s World League Round 2 schedule released

January 19, 2017 | 777 views | Leave a comment

The schedule for the men’s World League 2 in Belfast, which runs from March 11 to 19, has been confirmed with Ireland facing Ukraine and Austria on the opening weekend before meeting Italy on March 14.

O’Flanagan reaches half century in rout of Singapore

O’Flanagan reaches half century in rout of Singapore

January 19, 2017 | 544 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan passed the 50-goal mark for Ireland as she continued her incredible scoring feats in Kuala Lumpur, helping the green army to a comprehensive win over Singapore.

Nine second half goals belatedly breaks down Hong Kong’s all-out defence

Nine second half goals belatedly breaks down Hong Kong’s all-out defence

January 17, 2017 | 529 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says his Irish women’s side will work on their “conversion rate” despite a 10-0 win over Hong Kong that saw them top their initial World League Round 2 group in Kuala Lumpur.

Ireland survive physical contest to beat WL2 hosts

Ireland survive physical contest to beat WL2 hosts

January 16, 2017 | 883 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women survived a major scare from hosts Malaysia to record their second win of World League Round2 in Kuala Lumpur as goals from Chloe Watkins and Anna O’Flanagan earned a 2-1 win.

Ireland’s dozen far too good for Kazakhstan

Ireland’s dozen far too good for Kazakhstan

January 14, 2017 | 795 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw knows bigger challenges await after his green army trampled over Kazakhstan with a clean dozen as Anna O’Flanagan and Nikki Evans racked up the goals.

Shaw’s Irish women ready for physical Kazakh task

Shaw’s Irish women ready for physical Kazakh task

January 13, 2017 | 696 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw says Ireland are “expecting a very physical game” in their opening World League Round 2 tie against Kazakhstan in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday; EYHL and Jacqui Potter Cup ties add to busy weekend all round

FIH confirm format changes for 2018 World Cup and launch home and away league application process

FIH confirm format changes for 2018 World Cup and launch home and away league application process

December 31, 2016 | 1,173 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw happy with format of the 2018 World Cup which offers more chances of progression to the knock-out stages; the FIH also launched its application process for the 2019 home and away league

Upton the bolter as five players set for ranking level debuts

Upton the bolter as five players set for ranking level debuts

December 2, 2016 | 1,343 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw will give five players their ranking tournament debuts in January as he confirmed the Irish women’s squad of 18 players for World League Round 2 in January in Malaysia.

Broken ankle rules Brown out of WL2

Broken ankle rules Brown out of WL2

November 29, 2016 | 802 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of reaching the final stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals have been dealt another blow, writes John Flack, with news that Chloe Brown has been ruled out of contention for World League II tournament in Malaysia in January.

Stormont confirmed as HWL Round 2 host venue

Stormont confirmed as HWL Round 2 host venue

November 23, 2016 | 484 views | Leave a comment

NICS’s Stormont ground has been named as the host venue for the Hockey World League Round 2 men’s event which runs from March 11-to 19, 2017. The east Belfast venue got the nod ahead of Lisnagarvey’s Comber Road to host the event. It played host to the senior men’s Irish hockey team as they faced […]

Shaw retains several fresh faces for WL2 panel

Shaw retains several fresh faces for WL2 panel

November 14, 2016 | 702 views | Leave a comment

Ellen Curran, Clodagh Cassin, Roisin Upton and Jessica McMaster have all been retained in the central training panel of 26 players named by Graham Shaw following their international debuts last few weeks.

Captain Frazer out for “six to nine months”

Captain Frazer out for “six to nine months”

October 28, 2016 | 926 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been dealt a serious blow with the news that captain Megan Frazer is set to be on the sidelines for between six and nine months following a serious knee injury. It means Frazer will certainly miss World League Round 2 in Malaysia in January while it might also be tight to return […]

Ireland’s WL2 draws offer contrasting challenges

Ireland’s WL2 draws offer contrasting challenges

October 12, 2016 | 671 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior women and men’s teams have been drawn in two contrasting groups in World League Round 2 in both travel and competitive terms. For the women, they make the long trip to Malaysia but face a welcoming enough set of opponents while the men have a tough eight-team competition but will enjoy home comforts.

We’ll never forget you Maddie Hinch – or will we?

We’ll never forget you Maddie Hinch – or will we?

August 28, 2016 | 1,446 views | Leave a comment

John Flack reflects on the golden memories of the Great Britain women’s hockey team’s unprecedented success in Rio and the media frenzy it generated. But does hockey in Ireland do enough to promote itself and will there be a legacy after our men’s team did themselves and their country proud in Rio?

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

August 14, 2016 | 962 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo hailed the Irish fans in Rio as “amazing” as they played their role in the side’s memorable Olympic campaign, providing extra motivation to the green machine.

Ireland’s Rio road comes to end as Fulton hails proud Green Machine performances

Ireland’s Rio road comes to end as Fulton hails proud Green Machine performances

August 13, 2016 | 814 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Rio road came to a heart-breaking conclusion in Deodoro as Argentina eventually won a huge battle of wills with Gonzalo Peillat’s 51st minute drag-flick proving the defining moment.

Argentina await as history boys land first Olympic hockey victory in 108 years

Argentina await as history boys land first Olympic hockey victory in 108 years

August 11, 2016 | 1,937 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s history-makers added yet another amazing victory to their list of achievements as their dramatic 4-2 win over Canada keeps them in with a fighting chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games.

Ireland back strong for last two group games – Bell

Ireland back strong for last two group games – Bell

August 9, 2016 | 692 views | Leave a comment

Despite the defeat to Germany, the mood in the mixed zone had positive tones as Ireland look to turn performances into points in their closing two games later this week; reaction from Jonny Bell, David Harte and Craig Fulton