International

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

January 25, 2020 | 685 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s indoor women put themselves in a super position to land one of the two promotion spots on offer in Slovakia as they beat the hosts in a thriller before seeing off Denmark.

Ireland face big Slovakia battle after opening day win and loss

Ireland face big Slovakia battle after opening day win and loss

January 24, 2020 | 776 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ended day one of the women’s EuroHockey Indoor Championships III in Slovakia in contention for a potential promotion place following a 5-0 win over Portugal and a 5-1 loss to Spain.

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

January 20, 2020 | 851 views | Leave a comment

Lena Tice’s 33rd minute penalty corner drag-flick saw Ireland get their six-game series in South Africa up and running with a win, starting OIympic year on the front foot.

Bronze medal match awaits Ireland after loss and a win

Bronze medal match awaits Ireland after loss and a win

January 18, 2020 | 587 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s indoor side finished the day with a bronze medal match assured, copper-fastened by a 4-0 win over Slovenia in their final group game of the EuroHockey Indoor Championship III in Santander.

Indoor men take the lessons from first international for 33 years

Indoor men take the lessons from first international for 33 years

January 17, 2020 | 1,038 views | Leave a comment

“A good day, a challenging day and a really educational day, an amazing experience,” John Jackson reflected after a draw and a loss marked Ireland’s return to indoor international action after 33 years.

Selection set to be toughest yet with only 16 spots for Tokyo

Selection set to be toughest yet with only 16 spots for Tokyo

January 17, 2020 | 1,450 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan is anticipating the most “cut-throat” selection processes as Olympic year begins in earnest this Sunday for Tokyo with their first match of their a warm-weather training camp in South Africa.

Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander

Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander

January 16, 2020 | 502 views | Leave a comment

After 33 years wait, the Irish men’s indoor side finally return to action on Friday with a double-header against Wales (11am) and Scotland (5pm) in Santander in the EuroHockey Championships III.

Women’s Irish Under-23 and 21 squads and program outlined for 2020

Women’s Irish Under-23 and 21 squads and program outlined for 2020

January 13, 2020 | 2,309 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s Under-23 and 21 development panels and program of camps for 2020 have been laid out, providing a continued pathway for players to feed into the senior squad.

Meeke, Patton and Humphreys set for indoor debuts at Euros

Meeke, Patton and Humphreys set for indoor debuts at Euros

January 10, 2020 | 644 views | Leave a comment

Ali Meeke, Sarah Patton and Hannah Humphreys will all make their indoor international debut at the EuroHockey Championships III in a fortnight’s time following Dave Passmore’s final selection for the event in Bratislava.

Cargo’s life-changing opportunity an inspiration for future stars as Bangor man retires

Cargo’s life-changing opportunity an inspiration for future stars as Bangor man retires

January 6, 2020 | 1,098 views | Leave a comment

“Hopefully I showed there is a chance to play for Ireland and we will see people from smaller clubs and schools coming through, believing they can wear the green shirt if they work hard enough and don’t give up.” Chris Cargo on his Irish legacy

Dancer names panel for first training camp of 2020 in South Africa

Dancer names panel for first training camp of 2020 in South Africa

December 19, 2019 | 1,129 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer has given Emma Buckley, Ellen Curran, Hannah McLoughlin, Sarah Torrans and Emily Beatty an early chance to stake a claim for a place in the Irish women’s Olympic squad.

Mullan’s Green Army to make their mark on Olympic group in Tokyo

Mullan’s Green Army to make their mark on Olympic group in Tokyo

November 29, 2019 | 645 views | Leave a comment

Irish skipper Katie Mullan says there are “definitely points to be had” from their Olympic group after they were confirmed last Saturday to play against the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, India and South Africa by the FIH.

Carroll names Irish men’s panel for indoor return in Santander

Carroll names Irish men’s panel for indoor return in Santander

November 27, 2019 | 1,699 views | Leave a comment

Coach Kenny Carroll has named the first Irish men’s indoor team since the 1980s following two weeks of trials as preparations begin in earnest for January’s EuroHockey Championships III in Santander.

Ireland overcome flashbacks of 2015 to reach Holy Grail – reaction to Olympic qualification

Ireland overcome flashbacks of 2015 to reach Holy Grail – reaction to Olympic qualification

November 4, 2019 | 406 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Watkins admitted “flashbacks of 2015 were coming into my head” as she stepped up for her vital shoot-out to keep Ireland’s Olympic hopes alive.

Shoot-out queens end years of pain with ticket to Tokyo

Shoot-out queens end years of pain with ticket to Tokyo

November 4, 2019 | 322 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s shoot-out queens are Tokyo-bound as Ayeisha McFerran added another glorious entry into her own sporting folklore with three incredible shoot-out saves.

Dancer admits it wasn’t pretty after first leg stalemate

Dancer admits it wasn’t pretty after first leg stalemate

November 3, 2019 | 1,052 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer admitted “it wasn’t pretty” as the first leg of the Irish women’s Olympic qualifiers double-header in a rain-soaked 0-0 draw at Energia Park in Donnybrook against Canada.

Video nasty sting in the tail ends Irish men’s Tokyo 2020 vision

Video nasty sting in the tail ends Irish men’s Tokyo 2020 vision

October 28, 2019 | 336 views | Leave a comment

“The video umpire should hang his head in shame.” Captain Jonathan Bell’s summation will be echoed around the Irish hockey world as a video review decision with one second to go denied his side a place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

“Job only half-done” for O’Donoghue and Green Machine

“Job only half-done” for O’Donoghue and Green Machine

October 27, 2019 | 653 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will take a two goal lead into the second leg of their Olympic qualifier against Canada tomorrow after beating the hosts 5-3 in Vancouver today.  A goal from Chris Cargo and two each from Shane O’Donoghue and Sean Murray gave Ireland the win in an impressive performance.  Man-of-the-match O’Donoghue attributed the win to the […]

Green Machine rediscover mojo to build important half-time advantage

Green Machine rediscover mojo to build important half-time advantage

October 27, 2019 | 900 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men put themselves into a golden position to claim a second successive Olympic spot as they will carry a two-goal lead into the second leg in west Vancouver.

Tumilty’s Ireland primed for Olympic showdown in Vancouver

Tumilty’s Ireland primed for Olympic showdown in Vancouver

October 26, 2019 | 732 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty his Ireland team are primed and fully motivated for this weekend’s Olympic qualification showdown with Canada in Vancouver. Speaking after yesterday’s captain’s run to Eoin Luc O’Ceallaigh, the Ireland boss said that his team were ‘buzzing’ to put the disappointing European campaign behind them. “We’ve come off the back of a disappointment. We’ve […]