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