Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.
Ireland succumbed to late Netherlands’ blast of goals to deny them a result as they gave up a 2-0 lead as they fell 5-2 to the Dutch in the semi-final of the Four Nations in Valencia.
Ireland’s inauspicious record against the Netherlands continued as they lost 7-1 in Valencia in their third Four Nations tie of the week.
Spain continued their good recent run of results against Ireland with Xavi Lleonart’s penalty stroke 12 minutes from the end earning the Four Nations hosts a second win of the campaign.
Alexander Cox’s tenure as Irish men’s coach got off to a great start with a 2-1 win over higher-ranked England in Valencia.
Daragh Walsh says the Irish men’s team have already spent six months trying to get their stomachs ready for the World Cup in India in late November.
Luke Madeley is the bolter in the Irish men’s squad named for World Cup which gets underway in late November in India after his confirmation in the 20-player panel named by new coach Alexander Cox.
The Irish women’s team’s Olympic Games hopes received a huge boost as they were confirmed as one of the host nations for the next phase of qualifiers for Tokyo.
Dave Passmore has named a number of extensive selections as the Irish Under-21 women set their sights on next July’s Junior European Championships in Valencia.
Craig Fulton leads the tributes to Ronan Gormley following his incredible career in green, formally retiring after 256 games and 121 with the captain’s armband
New coach Alexander Cox says the never-say-die attitude of Irish hockey teams was the main attraction that drew him to apply for the men’s head coach job just four months out from the World Cup in India
New Irish coach Alexander Cox has named an extensive 28-player squad as the World Cup comes into focus for the men’s side following the women’s heroics in London.
Deirdre Duke has become the latest World Cup star to be snapped up by a professional club as the striker confirmed she will join Dusseldorfer Hockey Club next week.
Hockey Ireland were the big beneficiaries today as they were allocated €500,000 from a pot of €1.75 million in additional high performance funding
The Irish Under-21 side played out a hard-fought three game series with England at Stormont over the weekend, drawing one and losing the other by the minimum.
In one of Craig Fulton’s last games in charge of the Irish men, he witnessed fine goalkeeping displays from David Fitzgerald and Jamie Carr in a 2-1 win over Germany in the absence of David Harte.
For the Green Army’s most ardent and self-professed “hockey nerd”, Sunday’s final was like all of Ali Meeke’s Christmases rolled into one.
Ulster hockey fans will get a chance to meet and greet 13 of the World Cup stars at Stormont with a number of the silver medal winners set to be in attendance at the Under-21 international between Ireland and England at Stormont
The Irish women’s hockey team have soared to eighth place in the world rankings, moving up eight places following their run to the World Cup final.
Ayeisha McFerran landed the World Cup goalkeeper of the tournament gong following her stunning World Cup, winning almost unanimous support from the panel of coaches and media.