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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 | 56 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 | 801 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 | 73 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 | 365 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 | 586 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 | 429 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 […]

Tumilty says Irish side getting their mojo going ahead of Olympic qualifier

Tumilty says Irish side getting their mojo going ahead of Olympic qualifier

October 23, 2019 | 368 views | Leave a comment

Safely installed in Vancouver, new Irish coach Mark Tumilty says the Irish men’s squad are bubbling up nicely for their two-legged Olympic qualifier against Canada.

O’Donoghue says Irish men in good place for Olympic qualifiers

O’Donoghue says Irish men in good place for Olympic qualifiers

October 22, 2019 | 451 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue says Ireland are in a good place ahead of their huge men’s Olympic qualifiers next weekend at Rutledge Field in Vancouver.

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

October 16, 2019 | 630 views | Leave a comment

Women’s international test match Ireland 2 (H Matthews, A O’Flanagan) Belgium 4 (S vanden Borre 2, A Gerniers, J Boon) Anna O’Flanagan scored on her 200th international appearance for Ireland but the side fell 4-2 to Belgium as part of “simulation week” for the side ahead of their Olympic qualifiers. The Green Army endured a rough […]

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

October 15, 2019 | 449 views | Leave a comment

Ireland lost 6-0 to the reigning World Cup and European champions Belgium at the Lara club in Wavre in the Green Machine’s final warm-up game for the Olympic qualifiers.

Garvey hit Rovers for six; UCD keep on flying high as reds land first ever EYHL success

Garvey hit Rovers for six; UCD keep on flying high as reds land first ever EYHL success

October 14, 2019 | 618 views | Leave a comment

On a dramatic day three in the men’s EY Hockey League, Lisnagarvey scored six times in the second half against Three Rock, Corinthian got their first EYHL win, UCD kept their 100% record while Glenanne and Town won too

Tumilty keen to deploy players in preferred positions for Olympic qualifier

Tumilty keen to deploy players in preferred positions for Olympic qualifier

October 9, 2019 | 749 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty says he is keen to seeing his Ireland side getting back to deploying players in their regular positions as he announced his Olympic qualifiers panel to meet Canada on October 26 and 27.

Tumilty reign begins with two wins from two in France

Tumilty reign begins with two wins from two in France

October 2, 2019 | 456 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty’s reign as Irish coach started in pleasing fashion as they beat France twice in Bordeaux as they close in on their Olympic qualifiers.

Ireland beat China as Green Army qualifier ticket details released

Ireland beat China as Green Army qualifier ticket details released

September 28, 2019 | 526 views | Leave a comment

Ireland won their series against China with two wins from two of the formally capped matches at Belfield this week.

Tumilty makes several changes as Caruth and McKee return

Tumilty makes several changes as Caruth and McKee return

September 26, 2019 | 861 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty has made several changes to the Irish men’s squad for their two-match series with France next week, his first games in charge since taking on the coaching reins for the Olympic qualifying campaign. Crucially, the squad looks to have a more attacking outlook with Peter Caruth and Jonny McKee getting their first inclusions […]

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

September 22, 2019 | 526 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up a lively 4-2 victory over China on Sunday evening at Belfield as they ramp up their preparations for November’s Olympic qualifying ties against Canada.

Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers project

Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers project

September 19, 2019 | 285 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels says the sport is grasping a “unique set of circumstances” at the launch of the ambitious project to host November’s Olympic qualifiers at Energia Park in Donnybrook.

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

September 19, 2019 | 393 views | Leave a comment

New coach Mark Tumilty says it is crucial to get the Irish men’s side back playing with a smile on their face for the helter-skelter six-week preparation phase for the Olympic qualifiers in west Vancouver against Canada.

Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekend

Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekend

September 17, 2019 | 535 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men are to play recently-crowned European and reigning world champions Belgium in an away international next month after two games with France in Bordeaux to prepare for their upcoming Olympic qualifying double-header with Canada in Vancouver

Tumilty to lead Irish men’s Olympic bid

Tumilty to lead Irish men’s Olympic bid

September 14, 2019 | 529 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty will head up the Irish senior men’s team as head coach with assistance from Jason Lee for their upcoming Olympic qualifier campaign in Canada in October.