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Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

July 17, 2019 | 613 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships Pool A Ireland 0 Spain 4 (L Barrios 2, I Zaldua, S Barrios) The Junior Green Army’s outside hopes of escaping the bottom three of the EuroHockey Junior Championships came to an end at the hands of the hosts as they fell 4-0 in Valencia. Given the odd tournament format created […]

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

July 16, 2019 | 549 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Under-21 EuroHockey Championships II, Pool A Ireland 8 (M Crookshanks 2, C Empey 2, M Samuel, C Robson, B Johnson, G Sarratt) Czech Republic 0 The Irish Under-21 men were in ruthless form as they smashed their Czech Republic hosts 8-0 in Litice to guarantee their safe passage through to the EuroHockey Junior Championships […]

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

July 16, 2019 | 325 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Scotland in the last game of the three-match series at Stormont on Tuesday.

Brown steps back from Irish panel ahead of Euros

Brown steps back from Irish panel ahead of Euros

July 16, 2019 | 792 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown has pulled out of the Ireland women’s hockey squad which is preparing for the European Championship and the final stage of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympic Games. writes John Flack. The former Ards player, who now lines out for English Premiership side East Grinstead, is unable to commit to the Euros […]

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

July 15, 2019 | 751 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s youth teams felt the Oranje heat as they endured five losses to the Dutch powerhouses in Valencia and Eindhoven on Monday.

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

July 15, 2019 | 276 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer’s reign as Ireland coach began in confident style as the Green Army recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland at Stormont with two clean sheets to boot.

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

July 13, 2019 | 403 views | Leave a comment

Irish boys underage coaches Niall Denham and Simon Lowry are looking forward to “invaluable” exposure to top level international opposition as they descend on Eindhoven for Under-18 and 16 Six Nations tournaments.

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

July 13, 2019 | 341 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 and 16 girls are looking forward to the culmination of eight months work as they take on a high-quality Six Nations tournament at HC Oranje-Rood in Eindhoven.

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

July 12, 2019 | 325 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Crookshanks and Ben Johnson are buzzing to get going on Sunday in the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II when they face Belarus in the Czech Republic.

Junior Green Army go out of the fire-pit into the Valencia heat for Euro Under-21s

Junior Green Army go out of the fire-pit into the Valencia heat for Euro Under-21s

July 12, 2019 | 656 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore resisted saying “it is what it is” as he will have to cope without being able to select Sarah Torrans from around the fire pit this week in Valencia.

Passmore names final Junior Green Army squad for Euros

Passmore names final Junior Green Army squad for Euros

July 4, 2019 | 2,459 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore has named his panel of 18 for the Irish Under-21 women’s side whose EuroHockey Junior Championship gets underway on Saturday, July 13 in Valencia.

Irish underage sides win seven out of seven against Scotland

Irish underage sides win seven out of seven against Scotland

July 1, 2019 | 747 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage men’s teams picked up seven wins out of seven over the weekend against Scotland in Ulster with the Under-21s running up three out of three.

Latest world ranking list narrows range of possible Olympic qualifier options

Latest world ranking list narrows range of possible Olympic qualifier options

July 1, 2019 | 637 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women look all but assured of a home draw for the Olympic qualifiers later this year while the men are likely to be on the road following the release of the latest world ranking list over the weekend.

Olympic qualifier target achieved but Irish reflect on low-key end to FIH Series campaign

Olympic qualifier target achieved but Irish reflect on low-key end to FIH Series campaign

June 24, 2019 | 808 views | Leave a comment

When the dust settles, the Irish men can reflect on a decent week’s work in Le Touquet and their demeanour will probably prove far more upbeat than their dejected exit from the Eric Choteau field

Green Machine beat Korea for first time in ranking tie to land Olympic qualifier date

Green Machine beat Korea for first time in ranking tie to land Olympic qualifier date

June 22, 2019 | 418 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine recorded their first ever win over Korea in a ranking competition to guarantee their place in next October’s Olympic qualifiers with a 4-2 win in the FIH Series semi-final in Le Touquet.

Ton-up O’Donoghue says Green Machine back sucking on diesel after Egypt derailing

Ton-up O’Donoghue says Green Machine back sucking on diesel after Egypt derailing

June 21, 2019 | 341 views | Leave a comment

“It’s very humbling and very honoured to knock in 100 goals for my country,” Shane O’Donoghue said as he became the first Irish hockey player to hit the huge milestone.

O’Donoghue hits century mark as Ireland take full advantage to top FIH Series group

O’Donoghue hits century mark as Ireland take full advantage to top FIH Series group

June 18, 2019 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s historic hat trick helped Ireland on their way to the all-important top spot in Le Touquet, putting them within one win of a confirmed Olympic qualifier place.

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

June 17, 2019 | 574 views | Leave a comment

When Jina Kang clipped home the killer goal with six seconds on the clock, an eerie quiet fell over a sold out Banbridge as the game was up in pursuit of FIH Series gold, a slightly deflating end to a joyous week for the Green Army.

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

June 17, 2019 | 403 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of topping their men’s FIH Series Finals group took a big blow as they succumbed to world number 20 side Egypt in Le Touquet.

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

June 15, 2019 | 775 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown described her call-up to replace Megan Frazer in the Irish women’s squad for the FIH Series Finals semi-final against the Czech Republic as something of a whirlwind.