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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 | 1,121 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 | 765 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 | 387 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 | 673 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 | 270 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 | 1,491 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 | 542 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 | 391 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 | 807 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 | 320 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 | 619 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.

Evans on the double as Ireland win big again

Evans on the double as Ireland win big again

July 30, 2019 | 570 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up another strong win over Italy at Stormont with Nikki Evans scoring twice in an impressive all-round performance.

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

July 28, 2019 | 645 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine will take a small psychological edge into next month’s Europeans as they edged a 2-1 win in their second meeting this weekend in Glasgow.

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

July 28, 2019 | 1,029 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s pre-European Championship preparations took a marked step forward as they hammered Italy 7-0 at Stormont in the driving rain.

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

July 27, 2019 | 742 views | Leave a comment

Ireland handed debuts to Tim Cross and Peter McKibbin as they drew their first of two test matches against Scotland at a very wet Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Robson joins Irish contingent at Crefelder HTC

Robson joins Irish contingent at Crefelder HTC

July 24, 2019 | 734 views | Leave a comment

Callum Robson has become the latest Irish player to join the exodus to the continent and play on a professional basis as he prepares to team up with his big brother Michael at German club Crefelder HTC

Former Kookaburra selected in Irish panel for Scottish series

Former Kookaburra selected in Irish panel for Scottish series

July 23, 2019 | 468 views | Leave a comment

Former Australian international Tim Cross is set for a first Irish appearance this weekend as he was confirmed in Alexander Cox’s side for the upcoming two-game series with Scotland in Glasgow.

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

July 21, 2019 | 578 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women finished off their Euro Under-21 campaign with a cathartic 5-1 win over France to end the campaign in seventh place.

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

July 20, 2019 | 825 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II (Plzen Litice) Third place playoff: Ireland 4 (G Sarratt 2, C Robson, A Empey) Turkey 1 (M Elagoz) After the pain of missing out on promotion, Ireland’s Under-21 men had the consolation of a bronze medal as they struck three times in the last 10 minutes to beat Turkey 4-1. […]

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

July 19, 2019 | 613 views | Leave a comment

EuroHockey Junior Championships II Semi-final: Ireland 0 Scotland 1 (H Roberts) Ireland’s Under-21 men missed out on promotion from the EuroHockey Junior Championships II as the fluidity displayed all week deserted them against Scotland the semi-final. A win over their Celtic rivals would have seen them return to the top tier but Hamish Roberts’ eighth […]