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McFerran and Frazer back in the fold

McFerran and Frazer back in the fold

May 10, 2021 | 668 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran and Megan Frazer will both return to the Irish line-up as they take on Scotland at Queen’s next weekend in two test matches that act as a final curtain call for European Championship selection.

Irish hockey joins to remember Honorary Life Member Cees Koppelaar

Irish hockey joins to remember Honorary Life Member Cees Koppelaar

April 29, 2021 | 817 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey community joined the wider world of Dutch sport to remember Cees Koppelaar this week following his death on Monday at the age of 81.

Irish tour to Malaysia cancelled at last moment

Irish tour to Malaysia cancelled at last moment

April 10, 2021 | 1,048 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s Olympic preparations have suffered a frustrating speed-bump as their hastily arranged warm-weather trip to Malaysia was called off on the day of departure.

Watkins and Ireland staying grounded despite big GB series show

Watkins and Ireland staying grounded despite big GB series show

April 2, 2021 | 1,482 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Watkins says Ireland’s recent victory over reigning Olympic gold medalists Great Britain is both hugely important and unimportant at the same time as the Green Army mount up for a big summer ahead.

Route to World Cup for Irish men following FIH amendment

Route to World Cup for Irish men following FIH amendment

March 21, 2021 | 1,810 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men will have a chance to qualify for the 2023 Hockey World Cup in India following an amendment by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) over the process.

Mullan and Upton take big positives from Softco Series

Mullan and Upton take big positives from Softco Series

March 18, 2021 | 1,660 views | Leave a comment

Having never beaten Great Britain before Sunday, Ireland’s women came within four minutes of repeating the trick two days later only for Izzy Petter to intervene and cancel out yet another Roisin Upton penalty stroke.

Honours even as Ireland record memorable win over GB in Softco Series

Honours even as Ireland record memorable win over GB in Softco Series

March 15, 2021 | 1,709 views | Leave a comment

With two games gone in the Softco Series, it is a 2-1 win a piece for Ireland and GB at Queen’s with game three on Tuesday at 3pm

Ireland get rare chance to face big name on home turf

Ireland get rare chance to face big name on home turf

March 11, 2021 | 2,347 views | Leave a comment

BBC NI and RTE are both on hand to broadcast Ireland’s first meeting with GB on home turf in 13 years, it offers a great challenge for the Green Army to ramp up their Tokyo preparations

Wilson on the sidelines for Softco series after ACL injury

Wilson on the sidelines for Softco series after ACL injury

March 10, 2021 | 2,594 views | Leave a comment

Zoe Wilson is set to miss this summer’s Olympic Games following an ACL injury sustained in Ireland’s last challenge match in Spain in January.

Ireland to face GB for the first time in 13 years on home turf

Ireland to face GB for the first time in 13 years on home turf

March 3, 2021 | 2,489 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will face Great Britain on home turf for the first time in 13 years with three uncapped international matches given the go ahead for Queen’s University next week.

McFerran sees visible improvements after year away from Green Army

McFerran sees visible improvements after year away from Green Army

January 30, 2021 | 3,260 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran reflects on the recent Irish tour to Murcia, how the side are coping with Olympic uncertainty and getting back into competitive action in the Netherlands with SV Kampong

Tumilty and Irish men on tenterhooks over allocation of World Cup qualifier places

Tumilty and Irish men on tenterhooks over allocation of World Cup qualifier places

January 11, 2021 | 3,601 views | Leave a comment

Irish men’s Mark Tumilty is waiting on tenterhooks for clarification over the men’s 2023 World Cup qualification process, admitting it could have an effect on whether some senior players continue or not.

Dancer and Green Army raring to go after lengthy hiatus

Dancer and Green Army raring to go after lengthy hiatus

January 10, 2021 | 3,988 views | Leave a comment

“It’s not something I want to ever experience again,” Dancer told the Hook. “Obviously, it’s not just about the hockey side of things. It’s just about everybody’s life and situation.”

Euro World Cup spots in spotlight as FIH launch Nations Cup bidding process

Euro World Cup spots in spotlight as FIH launch Nations Cup bidding process

December 18, 2020 | 3,601 views | Leave a comment

While the European Hockey Federation has secured a high quota of tickets to the 2022 and 2023 World Cups, precisely where and how those tickets will be allocated is under discussion.

Dancer names reduced panel for 2021 Olympic bid

Dancer names reduced panel for 2021 Olympic bid

December 18, 2020 | 3,146 views | Leave a comment

Uncapped Michelle Carey and Zara Malseed have been given a late chance to stake a claim for an Olympic spot following Irish women’s head coach Sean Dancer’s decision to reduce his panel.

Brennan appointed Under-21 men’s coach

Brennan appointed Under-21 men’s coach

December 12, 2020 | 3,666 views | Leave a comment

Joe Brennan has been appointed as the national boys development coach and Under-21 men’s head coach.

Jacob appointed Irish women’s team manager

Jacob appointed Irish women’s team manager

November 12, 2020 | 2,777 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jacob has been appointed as the new Irish women’s hockey team manager, taking over from Arlene Boyles in the role to work with head coach Sean Dancer for the remainder of the 2021 Olympic campaign.

Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again

Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again

October 23, 2020 | 3,935 views | Leave a comment

While Mark Tumilty only dropped the “interim” part of his title of Irish men’s head coach this week, the former Banbridge boss has already laid plenty of groundwork for his tenure, assessing almost 70 potential players to date.

Tumilty confirmed as head coach of full-time basis after year as interim boss

Tumilty confirmed as head coach of full-time basis after year as interim boss

October 21, 2020 | 2,252 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty has been confirmed as the Irish men’s head coach on a full-time basis following close to a year holding the post on an interim basis.  He initially took on the job for the month leading up to last October’s Olympic qualifiers in Vancouver after Alexander Cox vacated the role in the wake of […]

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

August 4, 2020 | 2,061 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer says “friend for life” Arlene Boyles will be hugely missed around the Irish women’s camp following her decision to step back from the managerial role this month.