Hockey

Introduction to Hockey


Hockey for men first appeared on the Olympic programme in 1908, which England won. It then disappeared off the schedule until 1920 and has been part of the games ever since. Women’s hockey was introduced in 1980. In Beijing 2008 the women's competition was increased from 10 to 12 teams; the same number that compete in the men's tournament. For contact details of Irish Hockey Association please click on Full story

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 […]

Fulton Announces Squad For WL2

Ireland’s head coach Craig Fulton has today announced an extended squad for World League 2 in Belfast. The team sees no fewer than 8 of the Green Machine’s Olympians selected alongside a host of young talent. Ireland sit in Group A alongside Austria, Italy and Ukraine; the Austrians look the main threat with several of […]

Harte World Goalkeeper of the Year

Congratulations to Ireland’s David Harte who was named as the World Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year for the second year in a row. Harte, who captained Ireland to their first Olympic Games in 108 years at the Rio Olympic Games is the only Irish player to have achieved this distinction since the awards began. The 28-year-old, who […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

Friday August 12th, 2016 12:52, Golf Men’s Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4) 13:36, Golf Men’s Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1) 14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB […]
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