Irish captain David Harte says it’s a “very special feeling” to be named on the shortlist for world hockey’s goalkeeper of the year award following another memorable year.
Jamie Wright, Keith O’Hare, Matthew Nelson and Julian Dale have an early chance to stake a claim for inclusion in Craig Fulton’s ongoing Irish plans with their inclusion in the panel to travel to Terrassa, Spain for a two-game series next week.
Ellen Curran, Clodagh Cassin, Roisin Upton and Jessica McMaster have all been retained in the central training panel of 26 players named by Graham Shaw following their international debuts last few weeks.
A cohort of five uncapped players have joined Craig Fulton’s 35-player panel for the Irish squad that is gearing up for World League Round 2 in Ulster in March 2017 – their first step on the road to potential qualification to the 2018 World Cup in India.
Ireland claimed the series win with Scotland with a clean sweep, doing so while handing debut caps to Jessica McMaster, Roisin Upton, Clodagh Cassin and Ellen Curran
Ireland’s women have been dealt a serious blow with the news that captain Megan Frazer is set to be on the sidelines for between six and nine months following a serious knee injury. It means Frazer will certainly miss World League Round 2 in Malaysia in January while it might also be tight to return […]
Genesis will host a two-day international Under-18 tournament this weekend with seven teams coming to their home in St Raphaela’s as part of the club’s 40th year anniversary celebrations.
Belgium held off concerted Irish pressure to claim back-to-back wins from their series this week, edging Ireland out 2-1 at Waterloo Ducks on Tuesday evening.
Belgium scored twice late in the day to pull away from Ireland in the first tie of two this week, this one taking place in Auderghem.
Ireland’s senior women and men’s teams have been drawn in two contrasting groups in World League Round 2 in both travel and competitive terms. For the women, they make the long trip to Malaysia but face a welcoming enough set of opponents while the men have a tough eight-team competition but will enjoy home comforts.
Preparations begin in earnest for the 2018 World Cup qualifying bid as Graham Shaw has named two panels for upcoming trips to Belgium and Scotland with five potential debutantes.
Hampstead & Westminster has the look of an Irish corner in London with five people from the island getting their season underway on Sunday against Canterbury.
Ireland captain Megan Frazer and rising star Zoe Wilson will be on opposing teams this season in the German Bundesliga after landing moves to Mannheimer and Harvesthuder respectively.
John Flack reflects on the golden memories of the Great Britain women’s hockey team’s unprecedented success in Rio and the media frenzy it generated. But does hockey in Ireland do enough to promote itself and will there be a legacy after our men’s team did themselves and their country proud in Rio?
Chris Cargo hailed the Irish fans in Rio as “amazing” as they played their role in the side’s memorable Olympic campaign, providing extra motivation to the green machine.
Ireland’s Rio road came to a heart-breaking conclusion in Deodoro as Argentina eventually won a huge battle of wills with Gonzalo Peillat’s 51st minute drag-flick proving the defining moment.
Ireland’s history-makers added yet another amazing victory to their list of achievements as their dramatic 4-2 win over Canada keeps them in with a fighting chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games.
Despite the defeat to Germany, the mood in the mixed zone had positive tones as Ireland look to turn performances into points in their closing two games later this week; reaction from Jonny Bell, David Harte and Craig Fulton
The goals were unforgettable, the performance tactically astute and the reigning champions Germany were posed a large number of awkward questions. The rub is that the Germans proficiency from corners, propelled by Moritz Fuerste, broke through the defences of David Harte and his defence, condemning Ireland to a third successive defeat in Deodoro, the tie ending 3-2.
Check out all the reaction from Ronan Gormley, Craig Fulton, Mirco Pruyser and Rob van der Horst from Ireland’s game with the Netherlands in game two of their Olympic journey