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Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

March 24, 2020 | 4,112 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s wait to play in the Olympic Games for the first time has been put on hold for a year following the decision by the IOC and Tokyo to postpone the event until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

March 19, 2020 | 4,124 views | Leave a comment

It is a good thing one of Sean Dancer’s mantras to the Irish women’s squad is “those that can adapt are the one who will succeed” as the Green Army attempt to keep up their training in a world of social distancing. It means the panel have been innovating, making the best of the implements […]

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

February 27, 2020 | 632 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer and Naomi Carroll have both been handed great opportunities to force their way back into the Olympic hockey reckoning after lengthy spells out injured. Both were named in Sean Dancer’s 21-player Ireland panel to travel to Durban next month in a hastily rearranged warm-weather tour which was originally due to be in Malaysia. […]

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

February 19, 2020 | 1,412 views | Leave a comment

The Wesley International Hockey Patrons scheme will be formally launched at the official opening the Ballinteer school’s new pitch on Wednesday, February 26 (7pm).

Eugene Magee retires as one of Irish hockey’s best ever

Eugene Magee retires as one of Irish hockey’s best ever

February 18, 2020 | 439 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s most capped male player Eugene Magee has formally retired from international hockey after 15 years and 295 caps at the top of the game, playing at the 2016 Olympic Games and winning European bronze in 2015.

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

February 10, 2020 | 724 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate last Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for the Irish women’s pre-Games holding camp this summer.

Tumilty keen to get rebuilding process up and running after interim extension

Tumilty keen to get rebuilding process up and running after interim extension

January 31, 2020 | 736 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty is keen to use his extended time as interim men’s coach to start the rebuilding process after Hockey Ireland confirmed he will stay in the role until the end of the Olympic cycle.

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

January 26, 2020 | 1,457 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women recorded their biggest ever win over South Africa from a mixed bag of fixtures in Stellenbosch over the weekend.

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

January 26, 2020 | 1,360 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women earned European indoor promotion at the first attempt after they romped over the line in Bratislava, earning them a silver medal from the third tier of continental competition with two big wins on Sunday..

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

January 25, 2020 | 771 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 | 854 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 | 915 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 | 651 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 | 1,132 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 | 1,520 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 | 561 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 | 2,393 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 | 708 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 | 1,219 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 | 1,238 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.