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