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HOCKEY: Ireland Fall Narrowly to World Number One


Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 1(O’Donoghue) Australia 2 (Govers, Brand)   Ireland’s opening World Cup fixture against the world number 1 side Australia proved an entertaining and close affair throughout. Inside the opening minute Australia broke into the circle but the towering Conor Harte was on hand to intercept the effort in front of goal. […]

Hockey: Green Machine World Cup Comes to an End

Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 2 (Cargo, O’Donoghue) England 4 (Condon, Ansell, Gall, Gleghorne)   Ireland’s World Cup journey came to an end tonight in a 6 goal clash with England.   It was a relatively uneventful opening half with England slightly edging the chances. The world number 7 side seemed content to pass the […]

Hockey: Green Machine Draw With China

Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 1 (Sothern) China 1 (Guo)   It was a frustrating match for Irish fans as the Green Machine dominated much of the tie but struggled to find the back of the net. Eugene Magee forced the first save of the game from Caiyu Wang as he got the faintest of […]

Hockey: Green Machine Beat England In Shootout

4 Nations Tournament Valencia Ireland 2(Magee, Murray) England 2 (Wallace, Taylor)   Shootout: Ireland 4 England 3   There was nothing to separate the two sides for much of the opening half. Mark Gleghorne and the English defence were content to pass the ball around the back in search of an opening that rarely appeared. […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

Hockey: The Irish women’s team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team’s thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

Hockey: Men’s EY Hockey League Season Gets Underway This Weekend

Hot on the heels of Ireland’s World Cup silver medal success, the EY Hockey League hits the turf in the coming weeks with the women’s competition set to tip off on September 29 with the men’s league starting a week earlier. It is also a significant season with the national leagues expanding to incorporate a […]

Congratulations to the Irish Women’s Hockey Team!

Congratulations to the Irish Women’s Hockey team, and to their coaching & support staff, on an amazing World Cup tournament.   The courageous women raised the spirit of the whole nation with displays of incredible skill and tenacity throughout the world cup culminating in a spirited final match against a highly talented Dutch side. It […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

Ireland Qualify For Hockey World Cup

Australia’s victory over Papua New Guinea in the Oceania Cup early this morning means that the Green Army have qualified for the World Cup Finals in 2018.   This is only the fourth time in the 43 year history of the World Cup that Ireland Women have taken part. Head Coach Graham Shaw said “we are […]

Ireland Hockey Teams 6th in Europe

Ireland Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams have retained their Division “A” status by finishing 6th at the recent Euroepan Championships in Amsterdam, Holland. Men’s coach Craig Fulton reflected, “A lot of depth used which is the most important thing we could have done. With a year to go to the World Cup, it’s the perfect […]

Irish Hockey World League 2 Champions

Ireland added Hockey World League Round 2 gold on Sunday evening to their all-important ticket to the next phase of the competition with a 4-2 shoot-out win over France at Stormont. While David Harte picked up GK of the Tournament and Jonny McKee was named Best Young Player of the Tournament. The primary objective for […]
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