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Gormley’s incredible career to be celebrated on January 5

Gormley’s incredible career to be celebrated on January 5

December 23, 2018 | 792 views | Leave a comment

One of Ireland’s greatest players of all time is to play one last game in the green jersey with Ronan Gormley’s career set to be celebrated on January 5.

No time to rest on laurels as Softco support brings Tokyo 2020 firmly into focus

No time to rest on laurels as Softco support brings Tokyo 2020 firmly into focus

December 20, 2018 | 459 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan says there is no time for the Green Army to rest on their laurels as the World Cup silver medalists gear up for a Christmas Day training session as Tokyo 2020 comes firmly into view.

McFerran looking forward to Living Like a Legend again in 2019

McFerran looking forward to Living Like a Legend again in 2019

December 20, 2018 | 341 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran will make her return to the Ireland squad for the first time since her World Cup heroics in August for next month’s trip to Chile as BBC2 set to look back on epic World Cup journey with Live Like Legends documentary on December 27

Barr twins among four uncapped players in for Chile trip

Barr twins among four uncapped players in for Chile trip

December 17, 2018 | 547 views | Leave a comment

Twins Bethany and Serena Barr could make their international debuts on the same day in January as they form part of a quartet of new faces in Graham Shaw’s Irish squad for a training camp in Chile.

Ireland left empty after devastating World Cup exit

Ireland left empty after devastating World Cup exit

December 8, 2018 | 1,054 views | Leave a comment

With emotions still raw in the wake of their World Cup departure, the Irish squad attempted to put into words their feelings following their departure from the competition.

Irish knock-out hopes brought to crushing end by England

Irish knock-out hopes brought to crushing end by England

December 7, 2018 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s World Cup crossover hopes came to a crushing end at the hands of England, leaving them bottom of Pool B in Bhubaneswar.

Conor Harte and Green Machine to summon fighting Irish spirit

Conor Harte and Green Machine to summon fighting Irish spirit

December 7, 2018 | 162 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte says today’s showdown with England is Ireland’s “World Cup final” with a draw or better required against the world number seven side.

Cargo hails amazing World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar goes hockey crazy

Cargo hails amazing World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar goes hockey crazy

December 5, 2018 | 318 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo has hailed the “amazing” World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar and the Indian crowds have gone wild for the event, turning the city into a mecca for hockey.

Ireland frustrated by China to set up England showdown on Friday

Ireland frustrated by China to set up England showdown on Friday

December 4, 2018 | 490 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were left to reflect on a frustrating evening in Bhubaneswar as China’s compact gameplan saw them cling on for a draw, leaving the Green Machine to go down to the wire on Friday against England.

Cox wary of China threat as Ireland look to avoid ambush

Cox wary of China threat as Ireland look to avoid ambush

December 4, 2018 | 205 views | Leave a comment

Having seen their plans of an ambush against world number one side Australia fall just short, Ireland’s men now assume the opposite role as they look avoid the trap laid by China today in their second World Cup group game (1.30pm, BT Sport).

O’Donoghue equals record but Australia edge home

O’Donoghue equals record but Australia edge home

November 30, 2018 | 441 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s record equaling 93rd international goal was not quite enough as Ireland made life incredibly awkward for the world number one side but ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

November 30, 2018 | 152 views | Leave a comment

Australia coach Colin Batch says his side won’t be underestimating world number 10 Ireland in their opening game of the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

November 30, 2018 | 165 views | Leave a comment

While David Harte is by a distance Ireland’s most high profile men’s hockey player, there is the distinct possibility he is far more recognised in India than on home soil.

Shaw names first panel since World Cup silver medal heroics

Shaw names first panel since World Cup silver medal heroics

November 20, 2018 | 1,031 views | Leave a comment

The Green Army will travel to Valencia next weekend for a five-day training camp with an extended panel of 28 where they will play three uncapped matches against Spain.

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

November 10, 2018 | 111 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat to world number three side Belgium at White Star’s Evere venue in their penultimate warm-up before the World Cup.

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

November 8, 2018 | 851 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Bell says he has worked all the hours available over the last year to put him in position to continue being part of the Green Machine’s World Cup challenge.

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

November 8, 2018 | 870 views | Leave a comment

David Harte looks set to win his battle to be fit in time for the men’s Hockey World Cup following a dramatic improvement in diagnosis on Thursday morning.

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

November 7, 2018 | 677 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will play their first internationals since their World Cup odyssey in Spain next month as part of the build-up to next year’s first stage of the Olympic qualifying process, writes John Flack.

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

November 4, 2018 | 640 views | Leave a comment

Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.

Two-goal start not enough against the Dutch

Two-goal start not enough against the Dutch

November 3, 2018 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Ireland succumbed to late Netherlands’ blast of goals to deny them a result as they gave up a 2-0 lead as they fell 5-2 to the Dutch in the semi-final of the Four Nations in Valencia.