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Irish whirlwind leaves Wilson in a blur

Irish whirlwind leaves Wilson in a blur

August 5, 2018 | 426 views | Leave a comment

“It all seems like a bit of a blur.” It’s not just a product of the reems of sweat fogging up Zoe Wilson’s glasses as the whirlwind of higher and higher ecstasy engulfed her and the Irish women’s team following their World Cup semi-final win over Spain.

Ireland’s fairytale takes on Spanish side on dream run of their own in World Cup semi

Ireland’s fairytale takes on Spanish side on dream run of their own in World Cup semi

August 4, 2018 | 205 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey bandwagon rolls on. Over two days in London, the Green Army will have two shots at a medal on the World Cup stage, starting on Saturday at 2pm at London’s Lee Valley with a Sunday game for either bronze or gold.

In their words: the Green Army on their World Cup odyssey

In their words: the Green Army on their World Cup odyssey

August 3, 2018 | 876 views | Leave a comment

In the wake of Ireland’s amazing shoot-out win over India, there was a packed mixed zone with loads of players giving their thoughts; here’s a few words and clips from Chloe Watkins, Megan Frazer, Katie Mullan, Ayeisha McFerran and Lena Tice

A Southern Fried thread on the road to a World Cup semi-final

A Southern Fried thread on the road to a World Cup semi-final

August 3, 2018 | 1,414 views | Leave a comment

Southern Fried Hockey’s Alan Good posted a thought-provoking Twitter thread, tying up the strands that have gone into the Irish women’s team and how they have got to the point of a World Cup semi-final against Spain

McFerran’s glorious shoot-out underpins Irish iron will to defeat India

McFerran’s glorious shoot-out underpins Irish iron will to defeat India

August 3, 2018 | 127 views | Leave a comment

Where will it all end? Ireland’s World Cup run just keeps on rolling as Ayeisha McFerran’s glorious tournament and some sublimely cool heads in a shoot-out saw them edge out India and take a World Cup semi-final spot.

Ireland report full bill of health for crunch India game

Ireland report full bill of health for crunch India game

August 2, 2018 | 239 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw says his side has a full bill of health ahead of their crunch World Cup date with India this evening (6pm, live on RTE2 and BT Sport) as they look to make more history in London in their quarter-final.

Where to watch Ireland vs India HWC quarter-final

Where to watch Ireland vs India HWC quarter-final

August 1, 2018 | 782 views | Leave a comment

RTE 2 will broadcast the Irish women’s World Cup quarter-final match against India on Thursday afternoon while a number of public houses have also confirmed they will broadcast live.

Ireland look to next challenge after narrow England loss

Ireland look to next challenge after narrow England loss

July 29, 2018 | 160 views | Leave a comment

The disappointment of Ireland’s first loss of the World Cup in London is unlikely to linger too long over the Green Army camp as they quickly turn their focus to a date with either India or Italy

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

July 29, 2018 | 151 views | Leave a comment

Ireland closed out the Real Four Nations series in Dusseldorf with a 2-2 draw against France in a tight game, leading twice but ultimately being pegged back.

Anything is possible as Ireland look to keep bandwagon rolling against England

Anything is possible as Ireland look to keep bandwagon rolling against England

July 29, 2018 | 825 views | Leave a comment

In the annals of Irish women’s hockey, there are precious few wins over England on the ledger but such is the bouyant mood around the camp, skipper Katie Mullan says “anything is possible”.

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

July 27, 2018 | 349 views | Leave a comment

Four second half goals saw Germany pull away from Ireland at the Four Nations Cup in Dusseldorf on a day when Callum Robson became the latest Irish international.

The Green Army dream lives on as quarter-final beckons

The Green Army dream lives on as quarter-final beckons

July 26, 2018 | 743 views | Leave a comment

The incredible dream lives on. Anna O’Flanagan’s 13th minute corner deflection sent the sport into a new stratosphere as a gritty dog-fight saw Ireland grasp an incredible top spot in Pool B at the Hockey World Cup.

Ireland get further boost as England and US draw

Ireland get further boost as England and US draw

July 25, 2018 | 339 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women could become the first side to reach the World Cup quarter-finals if they can land their second successive victory in London on Thursday afternoon when they take on India.

Ireland savour the moment with magical World Cup win over US

Ireland savour the moment with magical World Cup win over US

July 24, 2018 | 446 views | Leave a comment

Deirdre Duke’s glorious counter-strikes sent Ireland’s women into dreamland as they won their first World Cup tie in 16 years with a breathtaking 3-1 win over USA on Saturday evening in London.

Cox a major coup for Irish senior men’s team

Cox a major coup for Irish senior men’s team

July 24, 2018 | 722 views | Leave a comment

Irish hockey have secured a major coup with the announcement of Alexander Cox as the new senior men’s coach for the upcoming World Cup campaign and the hope he can be pinned down on a longer-term basis. The vacancy came up following Craig Fulton’s shock decision to depart the role he had made his own […]

Five-star Irish U-18s keep alive survival hopes at Euros

Five-star Irish U-18s keep alive survival hopes at Euros

July 21, 2018 | 624 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 boys gave themselves a chance at avoiding relegation from the European top tier as they beat Poland 5-0 in Santander.

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

July 19, 2018 | 516 views | Leave a comment

A lifetime in the making, the multiple sporting strands of Nicci Daly’s life reach an incredible crescendo this month.

Under-23s caught late to tie with GB; U-18s frustrated; Chambers keeps on firing

Under-23s caught late to tie with GB; U-18s frustrated; Chambers keeps on firing

July 18, 2018 | 669 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage international sides had another tough day at their respective tournaments with two draws gleaned from the six games played across the continent.

Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

July 17, 2018 | 413 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-23 women and Under-16 boys both enjoyed strong wins on Tuesday afternoon as they got the best of Canada and England, respectively, in their Six Nations tournaments.

Pratt and Burns combo crowns great win over Belarus

Pratt and Burns combo crowns great win over Belarus

July 16, 2018 | 570 views | Leave a comment

Yasmin Pratt’s glorious combination with Alex Burns saw Ireland’s Under-18 girls crown an excellent 3-1 victory over Belarus to get off the mark and raise hopes of a semi-final spot at the Euros in Santander.