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

Team Ireland name men’s hockey squad for Rio 2016

  11 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Hockey Ireland are delighted to announce the final men’s hockey squad to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   Team Ireland now officially have 74 athletes from 13 sports heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the […]

European Hockey Federation visit OCI

We were delighted to host staff from European Hockey Federation at Olympic House today. The EHF Senior management team were impressed with the location and the work carried out by the Olympic Council of Ireland and look forward to seeing a strong European hockey presence at the Olympic Hockey Centre – Rio 2016, one which for the first […]

OCI support for Hockey’s Rio Preparations

The Olympic Council of Ireland contribute €50,000 to Hockey Ireland’s Rio 2016 preparations     24 May 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: Pat Hickey President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) today announced that the OCI are contributing €50,000 towards Ireland Men’s Hockey’s final preparations for Rio 2016.     “The OCI are delighted that […]

Rio 2016 Hockey Schedule Announced

The official schedule for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been announced. The schedule see’s Ireland open their tournament against India at 11:00 on August 6th, before facing world number 2 the Netherlands the following day at 18:00. The Green Machine have a rest day on August 8th and face Germany […]

Irish Men’s Hockey Squad To Face Great Britain in 3 Match Series

The Irish Men’s hockey squad will face Great Britain in 3 uncapped matches at Bisham Abbey, England on April 4th, 5th and 7th. The matches will be the first time the two sides have faced each other since the bronze medal match of the Eurohockey Championships in August 2015. The Green Machine prevailed in that […]

World Hockey Awards for Harte and Fulton

Congratulations again to Irish Hockey’s David Harte and Craig Fulton named as Federation International Hockey (FIH) Goalkeeper of the Year and FIH Coach of the Year 2015! Harte was nominated for the prestigious award alongside Jaap Stockmann, David Carter, Andrew Charter and Nicolas Jacobi, some of the top Goalkeepers in the world. Harte, who is currently […]

Irish Men’s Hockey head to South Africa

The Olympic Council of Ireland met members of Ireland men’s Irish hockey team at the Northern Ireland Sports Institute at the weekend before the squad headed off to South Africa for the first stage of their preparation for Rio 2016. 25+ players and performance support staff were briefed by Stephen Martin and Martin Burke on preparations for […]

Irish Women’s Hockey Team To Face Scotland In 3 Match Series

The Green Army will take on Scotland in a 3 match series to be played in Glasgow this November (2nd, 3rd, 4th). The last time the two sides met was in Dublin last November when Ireland enjoyed a clean sweep of the series with 1-0, 2-1 and 4-0 victories. But the Scot’s had an impressive […]

Irish Hockey Men qualify for Rio

The Olympics dreams of not only a team but an entire sporting community have finally come true after a 107 year wait. The Irish men’s hockey team have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics thanks to Australia’s 3-2 victory in the Oceania Cup. Australia had already qualified for Rio and as such Ireland were the […]

Men’s Hockey Team Make History

Congratulations again to the Ireland men’s hockey team who defeated England, 5th in the world, and won a bronze medal at the Eurohockey Championships for the first time ever! The win also means Ireland finish 3 places above their seeded position in a tournament that has 4 of the worlds top 5 teams. Anytime Ireland face England, […]
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