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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 | 212 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 | 848 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 | 861 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 | 272 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 | 280 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 | 2,417 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 | 451 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 | 447 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 | 314 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 | 297 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.

Irish U-18s impress in Scotland with clean sweep

Irish U-18s impress in Scotland with clean sweep

July 11, 2017 | 436 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 girls won all three of their games against Scotland last weekend as part of an impressive weekend’s work in Glasgow while the Under-16 girls also had three ties against the Scots.

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 | 195 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 | 647 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 | 330 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 | 578 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 | 565 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 | 243 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 | 1,186 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 | 805 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

Irish Over-45s land Home Nations for a first time

Irish Over-45s land Home Nations for a first time

July 3, 2017 | 364 views | Leave a comment

The tale of the Irish women’s Over-45s success at last week’s Home Nations as they beat both Wales and England 2-1 at Grange Road