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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 | 419 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 | 568 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 | 313 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 | 540 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 | 263 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 | 280 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 | 1,157 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 | 204 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 | 951 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 | 1,004 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 | 779 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 | 744 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 | 180 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.

Ireland endure tough outing against the Netherlands

Ireland endure tough outing against the Netherlands

November 2, 2018 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s inauspicious record against the Netherlands continued as they lost 7-1 in Valencia in their third Four Nations tie of the week.

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

October 31, 2018 | 490 views | Leave a comment

Spain continued their good recent run of results against Ireland with Xavi Lleonart’s penalty stroke 12 minutes from the end earning the Four Nations hosts a second win of the campaign.

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

October 29, 2018 | 464 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox’s tenure as Irish men’s coach got off to a great start with a 2-1 win over higher-ranked England in Valencia.

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

October 28, 2018 | 1,155 views | Leave a comment

Daragh Walsh says the Irish men’s team have already spent six months trying to get their stomachs ready for the World Cup in India in late November.

Madeley the new face in Irish men’s World Cup panel

Madeley the new face in Irish men’s World Cup panel

October 23, 2018 | 1,352 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley is the bolter in the Irish men’s squad named for World Cup which gets underway in late November in India after his confirmation in the 20-player panel named by new coach Alexander Cox.

Ireland set to host key phase of Olympic qualifying process

Ireland set to host key phase of Olympic qualifying process

October 23, 2018 | 749 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s team’s Olympic Games hopes received a huge boost as they were confirmed as one of the host nations for the next phase of qualifiers for Tokyo.

Passmore outlines squad for 2019 Junior Euros

Passmore outlines squad for 2019 Junior Euros

October 12, 2018 | 1,297 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore has named a number of extensive selections as the Irish Under-21 women set their sights on next July’s Junior European Championships in Valencia.