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Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

June 17, 2019 | 680 views | Leave a comment

When Jina Kang clipped home the killer goal with six seconds on the clock, an eerie quiet fell over a sold out Banbridge as the game was up in pursuit of FIH Series gold, a slightly deflating end to a joyous week for the Green Army.

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

June 17, 2019 | 522 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of topping their men’s FIH Series Finals group took a big blow as they succumbed to world number 20 side Egypt in Le Touquet.

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

June 15, 2019 | 875 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown described her call-up to replace Megan Frazer in the Irish women’s squad for the FIH Series Finals semi-final against the Czech Republic as something of a whirlwind.

Green Army march through to Series final and a big step forward on Road to Tokyo

Green Army march through to Series final and a big step forward on Road to Tokyo

June 15, 2019 | 482 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women took a big leap forward on their Road to Tokyo as they dismissed the Czech Republic 4-0 at a drenched Banbridge, assuring they will be part of next October’s Olympic qualifiers.

Magee magic fires Green Machine to opening victory

Magee magic fires Green Machine to opening victory

June 15, 2019 | 1,519 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee’s double set Ireland on course for a winning start to their FIH Series Finals campaign in Le Touquet, seeing off Scotland 4-2.

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

June 14, 2019 | 731 views | Leave a comment

Le Touquet will always hold a special place for the Harte household as the French coastal venue brought international debuts for David, Conor and Emer all on the same weekend; the twins are back this week looking to make their mark again

Green Army one win from a guaranteed Olympic qualifier place

Green Army one win from a guaranteed Olympic qualifier place

June 14, 2019 | 653 views | Leave a comment

Interim coach Gareth Grundie says last Sunday’s 8-1 mauling of the Czech Republic will have “no bearing” on his Ireland side’s outloook as they face a rematch in Saturday’s FIH Series’ semi-final at Banbridge.

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

June 14, 2019 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox is hoping the evolving tactical approach he is looking to implement with the Irish senior men will serve the side well at the FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet.

Madeley raring to go for first world ranking tournament

Madeley raring to go for first world ranking tournament

June 13, 2019 | 578 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley is raring to go to finally making his world ranking tournament debut at the FIH Series Finals this weekend in Le Touquet.

Ireland ease through to move within one win of Olympic showdown ticket

Ireland ease through to move within one win of Olympic showdown ticket

June 11, 2019 | 684 views | Leave a comment

The Green Army marched into the semi-final of the FIH Series Finals with the minimum of fuss as their 11-0 win over Singapore at Banbridge puts them one win away from a guaranteed direct Olympic qualifier tie.

O’Flanagan’s quartet crowns complete performance from Ireland over Czechs

O’Flanagan’s quartet crowns complete performance from Ireland over Czechs

June 9, 2019 | 606 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s quartet of goals saw Ireland move to the brink of an FIH Series Finals semi-final spot as the put in a breathtaking 8-1 win over the Czech Republic on day two at Banbridge.

Barr and Mullan set Ireland on course for opening win over Malaysia

Barr and Mullan set Ireland on course for opening win over Malaysia

June 8, 2019 | 574 views | Leave a comment

Bethany Barr and Katie Mullan strikes were enough to get Ireland up and running at the FIH Series Finals in Banbridge as they got the better of Malaysia.

Grundie anticipating tough battle from rising Malaysians

Grundie anticipating tough battle from rising Malaysians

June 8, 2019 | 392 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Grundie is anticipating a tough battle from Malaysia despite Ireland holding a 100% record over the Asian sides in competitive fixtures.

Brilliant year in Bruxelles brings Buckley to Banbridge

Brilliant year in Bruxelles brings Buckley to Banbridge

June 7, 2019 | 896 views | Leave a comment

“The target at the start was to stay in the season but we realised quickly that wasn’t set high enough!” Emma Buckley on her first season in Belgium and earning a world ranking tournament debut place at the FIH Series Finals

Magee hat trick sees Green Machine preparations sign off in style

Magee hat trick sees Green Machine preparations sign off in style

June 6, 2019 | 255 views | Leave a comment

A hat-trick from Eugene Magee saw Ireland beat France in the second of this two-match series at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, signing off their FIH Series Final preparations in good style.

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

June 6, 2019 | 742 views | Leave a comment

The sight of Antrim woman Zoe Wilson wearing a broad smile and proudly peering through a pair of goggles while clutching her silver medal was among the many unforgettable images at the women’s World Cup in London last August, writes John Flack.

Junior Green Army end second in Four Nations

Junior Green Army end second in Four Nations

June 4, 2019 | 394 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women were left frustrated as they lost 1-0 to India in the final of their Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations tournament at Serpentine Avenue, settling for silver in the end.

O’Donoghue strike not enough as France strike late

O’Donoghue strike not enough as France strike late

June 4, 2019 | 362 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men succumbed to a final hooter Hugo Genestet corner goal to draw the opening game of their series with France at Lisnagarvey 1-1.

Barry goal puts Ireland on course for U21 final as senior men face France

Barry goal puts Ireland on course for U21 final as senior men face France

June 4, 2019 | 623 views | Leave a comment

Michelle Barry’s single goal proved just about enough to see the Irish Under-21 women through to the final of the Cantor Fitzgerald Under-21 Four Nations tournament; Ireland’s men set for French tests

BBC SPORT NI to stream live Ireland Women’s matches at the FIH Hockey Series

BBC SPORT NI to stream live Ireland Women’s matches at the FIH Hockey Series

June 3, 2019 | 1,428 views | Leave a comment

The quest for a women’s place at the Olympic Games for the first time ever begins for Ireland with the eight-nation tournament. All of Ireland’s games will be streamed live on the BBC Sport NI website.