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HOCKEY INTERNATIONALS DEIRDRE DUKE, ANNA O’FLANAGAN AND CHLOE WATKINS ANNOUNCE THEIR RETIREMENTS

Deirdre Duke, Anna O’Flanagan and Chloe Watkins, all of whom were part of the 2018 Hockey World Cup squad who brought home the Silver Medal for Ireland, have announced their retirements from international hockey. Deirdre Duke DEIRDRE DUKE made her International debut for the IRL Women’s team in June 2013 against Scotland and went on [...]

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David Harte on Olympic Qualification for the Men’s Hockey Team

“It was a phenomenal feeling and something I won't forget for a long time, hearing the final hooter sound on that Sunday in Valencia” As the dust settles on the successful Olympic qualification berth won by Team Ireland’s men’s hockey team at the Olympic qualification tournament last week, goalkeeper David Harte, who is also a

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Olympic Movement Breaks Launched in Primary Schools Nationally

Team Ireland athletes star as Olympic Movement Breaks is launched in primary schools nationally The Olympic Federation of Ireland and the Active School Flag programmes work together to get Irish primary school pupils more active Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education Thomas Byrne TD Launches Initiative The Minister of State for Sport and

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EUROHOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP II: THE ROAD TO OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION

QUALIFICATION FOR 2024 OLYMPICS IN PARIS There are two potential spots for Ireland’s men from these Championships, which make a country eligible for the Olympic Qualifiers in January up for grabs. However, as Great Britain participate in the Olympics (rather than England, Scotland or Wales), should Scotland finish in the top two, the third placed team would qualify for

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Olympic Focus on High-Performance Coaches

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, and Gender Equality Month, the Olympic Federation of Ireland has today announced a series of profiles of some of Ireland’s high-performance female coaches, who have been blazing a trail in Irish Olympic sport. The series kicks off today with interviews with two well-known names in Irish sport, Lisa Jacob

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DANCER FOCUSING ON DEVELOPMENT AT FIH WOMEN’S HOCKEY NATIONS CUP

Just under a week until Ireland Women take part in the Inaugural FIH Women’s Hockey Nations Cup, coach Sean Dancer has announced his squad. Ireland travelled to the Netherlands ahead of the tournament for some final preparation before arriving in Valencia, Spain for the competition which runs from December 11-17. Ireland will be looking for

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