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Green Machine relegated after 4-0 loss to Wales

Green Machine relegated after 4-0 loss to Wales

August 25, 2019 | 458 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a devastating 4-0 defeat to Wales on the final day of the men’s Belfius EuroHockey Championships, ending up eighth and dropping to the second tier for 2021.

O’Flanagan snatches vital late winner to all but assure Euro top tier status

O’Flanagan snatches vital late winner to all but assure Euro top tier status

August 23, 2019 | 866 views | Leave a comment

All-time top scorer Anna O’Flanagan added another vital goal to her memorable collection to earn Ireland a 2-1 win over Belgium that all but secures safety for the 2021 edition of the European Championships.

Slow start leaves Green Machine’s A status on the brink

Slow start leaves Green Machine’s A status on the brink

August 22, 2019 | 433 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men go into Saturday’s final EuroHockey Championship tie with Wales in a perilous position with their chances of avoiding the drop largely out of their hands after a 2-1 loss to England.

Green Army tantalisingly close to first ever Euro semi

Green Army tantalisingly close to first ever Euro semi

August 21, 2019 | 661 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell tantalisingly short of a first European Championships semi-final berth with their 1-1 draw against Germany not quite enough to see them through in Antwerp.

Ireland set for home nations dust up after loss to Germany

Ireland set for home nations dust up after loss to Germany

August 20, 2019 | 614 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have two huge tussles ahead of them to stay in the top tier of European hockey after their 5-0 loss to Germany in Antwerp.

Corner precision sees Green Army march past Belarus

Corner precision sees Green Army march past Belarus

August 19, 2019 | 636 views | Leave a comment

An incredible display of penalty corner conversion saw Ireland run up their biggest ever win in the top tier of the European Championships, smashing Belarus 11-0 in Antwerp.

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

August 18, 2019 | 800 views | Leave a comment

A huge late fightback saw Ireland salvage what could be a crucial point in their Belfius EuroHockey Championships campaign, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland in Antwerp.

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

August 18, 2019 | 729 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women produced a rousing last quarter but could not find an equaliser from their opening Belfius EuroHockey Championships tie in Antwerp.

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

August 17, 2019 | 674 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a tough opening 5-1 loss to the three in-a-row chasing Netherlands at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in the teeming rain in Antwerp.

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

August 15, 2019 | 1,343 views | Leave a comment

“I’ve just got to be grateful Bruce has such a soft forehead!” Eight years ago, as his eye slowly made its way back into place over the course of three weeks, it is unlikely John Jackson could have envisaged playing his 250th international cap in the lead-up to the 2019 EuroHockey Championships. He became just […]

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

August 15, 2019 | 933 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Sean Dancer says there will be a “couple of tricks up our sleeve” when the Green Army take on England and his long-time mentor on Sunday in his first world ranking game in charge.

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

August 13, 2019 | 549 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran has been passed fit to play some part in the women’s EuroHockey Championships which get underway next weekend in Antwerp. The Larne woman did feature in either of the recent series against Italy and Belgium but she has been named in coach Sean Dancer’s panel of 18 for the competition alongside  Liz Murphy […]

Belgian set piece efficiency outdoes the Green Machine on Euro Champs’ turf

Belgian set piece efficiency outdoes the Green Machine on Euro Champs’ turf

August 7, 2019 | 836 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women got a taster of the turf of the new European Championships in Antwerp as they fell to next to the competition hosts Belgium 4-2 in a challenge match.

Ireland fall to Spain in final men’s Euro warm-up tie

Ireland fall to Spain in final men’s Euro warm-up tie

August 7, 2019 | 416 views | Leave a comment

Men’s international test match Ireland 1 (M Robson) Spain 2 (X Lleonart, A Beltran) Ireland’s men fell to a 2-1 loss to Spain in their final warm-up game for the European Championships. Michael Robson gave Alexander Cox’s side a first half lead from play in the sweltering Terrassa heat on Tuesday morning. But the tie […]

Irish Over-35s land Euro Masters bronze in Rotterdam

Irish Over-35s land Euro Masters bronze in Rotterdam

August 6, 2019 | 1,746 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland men’s Over-35s landed bronze at the first European Cup in their age group following a fine set of performances in Rotterdam.

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

August 5, 2019 | 693 views | Leave a comment

It’s a year to the day since Ireland’s women won the hearts and minds of the nation by lifting the silver medals at the World Cup but team captain Katie Mullan insists there is still unfinished business to be done, writes John Flack. On that unforgettable day in London, a capacity 10,500 crowd turned the […]

Ireland denied win over Spain with last play in Terrassa

Ireland denied win over Spain with last play in Terrassa

August 4, 2019 | 537 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Four Nations (Terrassa) Ireland 2 (S O’Donoghue 2) Spain 2 (P Quemada, I Rodriguez) Ireland fell to a last minute equaliser for the second time in three outings in Terrassa to leave them in third place from their Four Nations event. On Sunday, Shane O’Donoghue twice had Ireland in front from set piece goals […]

Cross’s Mother instrumental in new man joining the Green Machine

Cross’s Mother instrumental in new man joining the Green Machine

August 4, 2019 | 1,016 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s new Australian signing Tim Cross has revealed that he owes a debt of gratitude to his Ulster-born mother, who was instrumental in persuading him to switch his allegiance from his country of birth

Ireland draw with England and fall to Malaysia in Four Nations

Ireland draw with England and fall to Malaysia in Four Nations

August 2, 2019 | 466 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew with England 3-3 and fell 2-1 to Malaysia in their first two Four Nations tournament games in Terrassa.

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

July 31, 2019 | 774 views | Leave a comment

David Harte could miss next month’s European Championships as the two-time world goalkeeper of the year faces a race against time to overcome a muscle inflammation.