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Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

June 11, 2017 | 1,878 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s bid to be part world hockey’s Pro League came to an end as they were left out of the International Hockey Federation’s final list, released on Sunday, for the first four seasons of the competition that launches in January 2019.

Shaw to use Berlin Four Nations to finalise selection

Shaw to use Berlin Four Nations to finalise selection

June 7, 2017 | 983 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women face top level preparation games against three of the world’s top ten sides next week as they meet hosts Germany (seventh in the world), Korea (ninth) and China (eighth) in Berlin.

Sothern strikes for back-to-back 3-2 wins over Pakistan

Sothern strikes for back-to-back 3-2 wins over Pakistan

June 5, 2017 | 885 views | Leave a comment

Ireland scored back-to-back 3-2 wins over Pakistan to win their three-game series 2-0, an impressive feat against a side they had only beaten once in 10 previous all-time attempts.

O’Donoghue fires Ireland to victory over Pakistan

O’Donoghue fires Ireland to victory over Pakistan

June 4, 2017 | 798 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue struck a late winner for Ireland as they beat Pakistan 3-2 in their second tie of three at Comber Road in a far more open tie than Thursday night’s draw.

Harte celebrates in style as Ireland share draw with Pakistan

Harte celebrates in style as Ireland share draw with Pakistan

June 1, 2017 | 1,494 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte celebrated his 200th international appearance in style as he fired home a 17th minute penalty corner in Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Pakistan at Comber Road.

Conor Harte to join 200 club while Madeley set for debut

Conor Harte to join 200 club while Madeley set for debut

May 31, 2017 | 1,090 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte will become the fifth Irish man to reach 200 international caps this evening when he lines out to face Pakistan at Comber Road (7.30pm) on Thursday evening.

Passmore lays out plans for Irish Under-21 women’s summer with ongoing development the key aim

Passmore lays out plans for Irish Under-21 women’s summer with ongoing development the key aim

May 28, 2017 | 1,656 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Under-21 have an extensive programme in place for the summer which coach Dave Passmore can form part of an ongoing cycle for developing elite players

Green Army strike twice in closing four minutes for merited draw with USA

Green Army strike twice in closing four minutes for merited draw with USA

May 28, 2017 | 859 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the closing four minutes saw Ireland close out their series in the US with a well merited draw against the world number six side after two losses earlier in the trip.

USA strike late to end O’Flanagan’s resistance

USA strike late to end O’Flanagan’s resistance

May 27, 2017 | 949 views | Leave a comment

Two final quarter goals saw USA make it two wins from two at Spooky Nook after a physical, hard-fought battle that saw four yellow cards brandished.

USA bounce back to beat Ireland in opening test

USA bounce back to beat Ireland in opening test

May 25, 2017 | 843 views | Leave a comment

World number six side USA came from a goal down to beat Ireland 3-1 at Spooky Nook in the opening game of their three-test series this week.

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

May 19, 2017 | 1,280 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says some of the sacrifices made by the Irish women’s squad this summer can see them reach new heights and qualify for a first major world level tournament since the 2002 World Cup.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 1,596 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

Ireland set for three-game series with Pakistan

Ireland set for three-game series with Pakistan

May 12, 2017 | 1,025 views | Comments (1)

The Irish men will play three games against Pakistan in Lisnagarvey in early June as the latest addition to their summer schedule building up to the World Cup qualifiers in July in South Africa.

Shaw makes several changes for Irish tour to USA

Shaw makes several changes for Irish tour to USA

May 8, 2017 | 949 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Irish senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus.

Twenty-two girls in green experience USA series

Twenty-two girls in green experience USA series

April 20, 2017 | 1,087 views | Leave a comment

Twenty-two girls got to experience high quality international hockey last week as the Irish Under-16s took on a hugely talented US Under-17s in a three match series with two ties in Booterstown and one in Bray.

Germany come from behind to seal series win

Germany come from behind to seal series win

April 13, 2017 | 342 views | Leave a comment

Germany closed out a 2-0 series success with a 3-1 win over Ireland in Dusseldorf, coming from a goal down to claim the laurels.

USA come calling for Under-16/17 series

USA come calling for Under-16/17 series

April 12, 2017 | 1,841 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-16 girls are looking forward to a special series this week as they meet the USA Under-17 side in three test matches over the weekend before paying a visit to Aras an Uachtarain on Monday.

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

April 12, 2017 | 995 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the space of three minutes in the final quarter took some of the shine off a positive Irish performance against the Olympic bronze medallists Germany in the first of their two-game series this week in Dusseldorf.

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

April 11, 2017 | 934 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

April 6, 2017 | 1,093 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins’ Emma Buckley is in line to be the latest Irish cap following her inclusion in the Irish senior women’s panel to travel to Germany next week for a pair of test matches against the world number seven side.