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 […]
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.
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 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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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
The goals were unforgettable, the performance tactically astute and the reigning champions Germany were posed a large number of awkward questions. The rub is that the Germans proficiency from corners, propelled by Moritz Fuerste, broke through the defences of David Harte and his defence, condemning Ireland to a third successive defeat in Deodoro, the tie ending 3-2.
Check out all the reaction from Ronan Gormley, Craig Fulton, Mirco Pruyser and Rob van der Horst from Ireland’s game with the Netherlands in game two of their Olympic journey
For a second day running, Ireland were left frustrated as strong elements of their performance in Rio de Janeiro showed little reward as they fell to a somewhat exaggerated final scoreline against the world number two Dutch side.
David Harte said “we beat ourselves” as Ireland’s players felt frustration in the wake of their 3-2 loss to India on the opening day of the men’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
India’s greater set piece accuracy gave Ireland a harsh lesson in their first Olympic hockey match for 108 years as three penalty corner goals to two told the tale in Deodoro this morning in intense heat.
On the eve of Ireland’s first Olympic Games since 1908, Craig Fulton says final preparations have put the green machine in a good place for the challenge of India on Saturday morning.
The second longest serving member of the panel, Timmy Cockram made his debut in June 2004 at the Celtic Cup aged 20 and has gone on to be one of Ireland’s most fearsome attackers from open play, scoring 55 international goals.
The ying to David Harte’s yang, David Fitzgerald has been the long-time back-up goalkeeper to the world’s number one, always on hand to step in when required between the posts.
A bolter in Craig Fulton’s first international tournament squad, Michael Robson was called into the 2014 Champions Challenge squad just a couple of weeks after the South African took over the head coach’s role.
Powerful and pacy, Kyle Good brings a wealth of different elements to the table in addition to his regular field play to help Ireland’s cause.
A feverish bundle of energy in midfield, Kirk Shimmins burst onto the international scene in 2013 when still a teenager with a call-up to the European Championships squad despite just having three caps to his name.