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Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

March 3, 2018 | 690 views | Leave a comment

With just a few days of acclimitisation time and a 30 degree swing in temperature, perhaps a slow start was to be predicted as the first three quarters of Ireland’s maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Cup proved a tough outing.

Frazer and Sargent named in Irish squad for upcoming series

Frazer and Sargent named in Irish squad for upcoming series

February 21, 2018 | 728 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer and Cliodhna Sargent are hoping they can make their respective returns to the line-up following their inclusion Graham Shaw’s 29-player panel for upcoming series in Glasgow and Bisham Abbey in March.

O’Flanagan winner earns share of the spoils with Spain

O’Flanagan winner earns share of the spoils with Spain

February 11, 2018 | 320 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s silky deflection with three minutes from time saw Ireland’s women snatch a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Spain, earning a share of the spoils from their four-match series in Malaga.

Dale and O’Connor get call for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ahead of C of I-Glens showdown

Dale and O’Connor get call for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ahead of C of I-Glens showdown

February 9, 2018 | 726 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I’s Julian Dale and Glenanne’s Sam O’Connor have received the biggest call-ups of their international careers, earning a place in the Irish men’s squad to play in the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.

Green Army bounce back in impressive style in Malaga

Green Army bounce back in impressive style in Malaga

February 9, 2018 | 381 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan and Lena Tice struck to earn Ireland a 2-0 win over Spain in Malaga on Thursday for a rejuvenating win over higher ranked opposition.

Ireland too good for USA on final day in Malaga

Ireland too good for USA on final day in Malaga

February 5, 2018 | 61 views | Leave a comment

Ireland finished their five nations tournament with a comfortable win against USA, making it three wins from four in Malaga.

Shaw outlines road to London as World Cup comes into view

Shaw outlines road to London as World Cup comes into view

February 5, 2018 | 384 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women play their first test matches of World Cup year this week in Malaga on Tuesday, taking on Spain in the first of four games this week.

Dale double sees Ireland ease to win over Scotland

Dale double sees Ireland ease to win over Scotland

February 1, 2018 | 331 views | Leave a comment

Julian Dale’s first two internationals helped propel Ireland to a comfortable 5-1 win over Scotland in Malaga, making it two wins from three in the Five Nationals Invitational tournament.

Spain take laurels in late flurry of goals in Malaga

Spain take laurels in late flurry of goals in Malaga

January 30, 2018 | 273 views | Leave a comment

Amid a late shoot-out, Ireland fell 3-2 to world number eight side Spain in Malaga on day two of their Five Nations Invitational tournament despite goals from Matthew Nelson and Conor Harte in the last 10 minutes.

Green Machine open 2018 with comfortable win over Canada

Green Machine open 2018 with comfortable win over Canada

January 29, 2018 | 306 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fought back from an early concession to cruise to a comfortable 4-1 win over Canada in Malaga, starting off their comprehensive 2018 World Cup preparations on the right foot.

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

January 23, 2018 | 616 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton has laid out the roadmap to Bhubaneswar and the 2018 World Cup next November with a comprehensive plan of action for the next 10 months, leading up to the November 28 tip off.

Drohan-Stewart to lend sponsorship advise as Irish senior stars welcome Olympic Solidarity funding

Drohan-Stewart to lend sponsorship advise as Irish senior stars welcome Olympic Solidarity funding

December 15, 2017 | 569 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland are “delighted to accept some strategic sponsorship assistance” with Brid Drohan-Stewart offering her services to the organisation to try and land key support for the 2018 World Cup campaigns.

Under-21 panel gets go-ahead for long-term development

Under-21 panel gets go-ahead for long-term development

December 14, 2017 | 658 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore received clearance in November to run an ongoing women’s Under-21 programme from Hockey Ireland with the long-term plan to qualify for the 2020 Junior World Cup.

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

December 7, 2017 | 1,572 views | Leave a comment

Leah McGuire, formerly Ewart, is in the frame for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after emerging from under the radar following five years in the international wilderness.

Green Army end productive 2017 on low key note

Green Army end productive 2017 on low key note

December 2, 2017 | 148 views | Leave a comment

A productive 2017 closed on a low key note for the Irish women’s team as they fell to a fourth successive defeat in southern Spain

Back-to-back 4-2 defeats for Ireland in Alcala

Back-to-back 4-2 defeats for Ireland in Alcala

November 29, 2017 | 561 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women started their final series of international matches for 2017 with two close run defeats against Spain and Belgium in Alcala with Nikki Evans reaching her 150th cap and Leah McGuire returning after five years

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

November 27, 2017 | 417 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been handed a tough draw at next July’s World Cup in London as they will face England, who are second in the current world rankings, the United States (7th) and India (10th) in Pool B. Their target will be to avoid last place in the pool which would mean an early exit, […]

Seven teenagers in Shaw’s panel for Three Nations tournament

Seven teenagers in Shaw’s panel for Three Nations tournament

November 15, 2017 | 1,890 views | Leave a comment

With seven teenagers in his panel, Graham Shaw will once again test the next generation with a view to widening his Irish women’s panel ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Darling returns to Irish panel for first time since Rio

Darling returns to Irish panel for first time since Rio

November 13, 2017 | 354 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling will make his first appearance for Ireland since the Rio Olympics following his inclusion for a short two-game series next week against the European champions, the Netherlands.

Scotland square series with 2-1 win at Stormont

Scotland square series with 2-1 win at Stormont

October 25, 2017 | 259 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women had to settle for a shared series with Scotland as they lost 2-1 to Scotland at Stormont, ending with a win, a draw and a loss on their record.