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Fulton makes six changes for Irish men’s panel for Euros

Fulton makes six changes for Irish men’s panel for Euros

August 8, 2017 | 1,025 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has made six changes to his Irish senior men’s squad for the EuroHockey Nations Championships as a combination of injury and unavailability have precipitated the overhaul.

Irish Under-18s disrupt the fancied sides at Six Nations

Irish Under-18s disrupt the fancied sides at Six Nations

July 30, 2017 | 1,280 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 and 16 girls produced some fine performances in Terrassa, Spain, with the former making serious waves at their respective Six Nations tournaments against the top teams in Europe.

Green Army to the World Cup? What happens next?

Green Army to the World Cup? What happens next?

July 26, 2017 | 1,260 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s seventh place finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final sees them third on the list of sides waiting to find out whether they qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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 | 768 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

Sarratt hat trick fires Ireland U-18s to win over England

Sarratt hat trick fires Ireland U-18s to win over England

July 24, 2017 | 675 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 boys closed their week at the Six Nations tournament in Nottingham on a high with a Guy Sarratt hat-trick powering them to a 4-2 win over hosts England.

Sothern strikes to guarantee Irish ticket to World Cup

Sothern strikes to guarantee Irish ticket to World Cup

July 23, 2017 | 569 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 | 527 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 | 575 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 | 440 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 | 457 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 | 218 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.

Under-18 girls keep rolling with Belgian win; U-16 boys draw with the Dutch

Under-18 girls keep rolling with Belgian win; U-16 boys draw with the Dutch

July 18, 2017 | 855 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 girls produced another great performance to beat Belgium 3-2; the Under-16 boys also shone with a fine 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in their Six Nations tournament

McLoughlin strokes Ireland to opening win over England

McLoughlin strokes Ireland to opening win over England

July 17, 2017 | 873 views | Leave a comment

Grace McLoughlin’s second half stroke saw the Irish Under-18 girls start their Six Nations campaign in style; the U-16 girls drew against England while the boys had tough outings against Spain

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 | 283 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.

Ireland tune up for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier tie with strong performance against England

Ireland tune up for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier tie with strong performance against England

July 16, 2017 | 283 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women pushed world number two side England – featuring nine Olympic gold medalists – all the way in Johannesburg in their final Hockey World League Semi-Final pool match.

Five Irish players confirm moves to European clubs

Five Irish players confirm moves to European clubs

July 14, 2017 | 2,433 views | Leave a comment

Five Irish players have had their moves to European clubs confirmed this week with a pair of the women’s team moving to Bloemendaal while a trio of men are going to Crefelder in Germany.

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 | 455 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 take major step forward in World Cup qualification bid with win over Poland

Ireland take major step forward in World Cup qualification bid with win over Poland

July 12, 2017 | 452 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women beat Poland 2-0 in Johannesburg this afternoon to copper-fasten a place in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Semi-Final with a game to spare.

Scotland claim laurels from lively U-16 boys series

Scotland claim laurels from lively U-16 boys series

July 11, 2017 | 319 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-16 boys had mixed results from a lively series at Queen’s last weekend, winning one out of their three ties against Scotland.

Junior Green Army battle it out with England at Queen’s

Junior Green Army battle it out with England at Queen’s

July 11, 2017 | 306 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women continued their summer programme with two tough battles against England at Queen’s last weekend on Saturday and Sunday.