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Ireland Men Secure Olympic Qualifier in the Autumn with 4-2 win over Korea in Le Touquet.


Ireland 4 (M Nelson, E Magee, S O’Donoghue, N Glassey) Korea 2 (B Jeon, S Lee). The opening quarter of the match saw few chances for either team, with little separating the sides in the heat. Byungjin Jeon put Korea on the scoreboard in the 25th minute from a penalty corner, giving them the lead. […]

Hockey: Graham Shaw Departs Hockey Ireland To Take Up Role With Hockey New Zealand

Hockey Ireland has today accepted the resignation of senior women’s head coach Graham Shaw as he takes up the position of head coach of New Zealand’s senior international women. Shaw has long since been a member of the Hockey Ireland family both as a senior international player and as part of the coaching set up […]

Hockey: Green Army Squad For Upcoming Series Announced

With 2018 and an historic World Cup behind us, it is time to look to 2019 and what the Green Army have ahead of them. A home-hosted FIH Series Finals in June and Olympic Qualification the pinnacle of a busy year, there is also the Eurohockey Championships to look forward to in Belgium this August. […]

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 […]
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