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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 | 668 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 | 739 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 | 923 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 | 708 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 | 968 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 | 1,013 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 | 711 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 | 772 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 | 1,123 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 | 771 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 | 524 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 | 647 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 | 822 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 | 792 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.

Donnybrook Stadium to be host venue for women’s Olympic qualifiers

Donnybrook Stadium to be host venue for women’s Olympic qualifiers

September 11, 2019 | 601 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland have confirmed ambitious plans to install a drop-in pitch at Donnybrook’s Energia Park for the women’s side’s Olympic qualifiers which take place on November 2nd and 3rd against Canada.

Green Machine set for tough but doable away date in West Vancouver

Green Machine set for tough but doable away date in West Vancouver

September 9, 2019 | 1,050 views | Leave a comment

Given the chance from the offers on the table, the Irish men would likely have plumped for a trip to West Vancouver to face Canada for a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stone

McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stone

September 9, 2019 | 933 views | Leave a comment

When the glitchy live draw stream suddenly popped up with Ireland’s women facing Canada, it elicited staccato laughter and the odd cheer and hand-clap from the fully assembled Green Army squad.

Irish sides to learn Olympic qualifier opponents on September 9th

Irish sides to learn Olympic qualifier opponents on September 9th

August 29, 2019 | 1,237 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women and men will find out their Olympic qualifier opponent on September 9th, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed.

Bell expresses regret as Cox steps away with Olympic qualifier looming large

Bell expresses regret as Cox steps away with Olympic qualifier looming large

August 29, 2019 | 1,044 views | Leave a comment

Ireland men’s hockey captain Jonny Bell has expressed his regret at head coach Alexander Cox’s decision to quit the job after only a year in charge and with just eight weeks to go before the crucial Olympic qualifiers

Mullan’s last-gasp winner equals Irish women’s best Euro finish

Mullan’s last-gasp winner equals Irish women’s best Euro finish

August 25, 2019 | 442 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan’s 58th minute winner secured fifth place for Ireland from the women’s EuroHockey Championships in Belgium as they beat Russia 3-2.