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Hockey Ireland announce the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Squad

June 17, 2022
Five Uncapped Players Set To Make Debut in a Fresh Faced Side  The Ireland Women Hockey coach, Sean Dancer has named his panel for July’s World Cup campaign which gets under way on July 2nd at Amsterdam’s Wagener Stadium. It is a fresh-faced side with five uncapped players set to make their official debuts in […]

Paris Scholarship Recipients in Profile

June 8, 2022
Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics)Rhasidat (who doesn’t turn 20 until August 2022) is from Tallaght and is already blazing a trail for Irish sprinting. In 2018, aged just15, she became the European Youth (U18) 200m champion in Hungary. In 2019 she won double sprint gold at the European Youth Olympics in Baku. In July 2021 she became […]

World Cup and Olympic star Daly retires following spectacular career

December 10, 2021
Nicci Daly has announced her retirement from international hockey following 200 caps and playing a dynamic role in the Green Army’s golden period since making her debut in 2010.   It included that famous 2018 World Cup silver medal, five European Championships and this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo while her goal against South Africa in […]

Dublin to host 2022 EuroHockey Championship qualifier

November 11, 2021
Ireland will host the women’s 2022 EuroHockey Championship qualifier event while the Irish men are bound for Calais, France for their competition next summer.  These tournaments are new on the international calendar with the winners of each event qualifying for the top tier of European action in 2023 in Monchengladbach. That tournament, in turn, will […]

Men's Hockey - Walker double puts Ireland one win from 2023 World Cup

October 21, 2021
Men’s FIH World Cup qualifier  Ireland 2 (B Walker 2) Russia 0  Ben Walker’s double put Ireland within one win of the 2023 World Cup as they got the best of Russia 2-0 in Cardiff with a composed defensive performance.  Walker swooped in the first five minutes of each time with close-range finishes to left-wing […]

Hockey - Irish women overcome France to take first step toward World Cup qualification

October 21, 2021
Women’s FIH World Cup qualifier  Ireland 4 (R Upton, H McLoughlin, Z Malseed, N Carey) France 1 (G van Bolhuis)  Ireland moved a step closer to World Cup qualification as they overcame a sticky first half to eventually run riot against France in Pisa, setting up a Saturday date with Belarus in the semi-finals.  An […]

Women's Hockey - Getty relishing return to Irish setup for World Cup qualiifers

October 20, 2021
Erin Getty is looking to grab her opportunity with both hands at this week’s World Cup qualifiers following her return to the Irish senior women’s panel nearly four years on from her last cap.  It follows a long and winding road to get back to this level having debuted against Germany in Dusseldorf in April […]

Men's hockey: All boxes checked for Carr and the Green Machine

October 20, 2021
For Jamie Carr, this week’s World Cup qualifier in Cardiff has already proven a significant improvement on August’s European Championships as the Irish goalkeeper looks to make a big impact this week (all games to be streamed live on www.eurohockeytv.org).  The Green Machine take on Russia in their first game on Thursday (4pm, Irish time) […]

Hockey: Lizzie Colvin confirms her retirement following 13 years in green

October 18, 2021
Lizzie Holden (née Colvin) has confirmed her retirement from international hockey following a history-making 13-year career that brought World Cup silver, an Olympic appearance and 206 caps.   The 31-year-old steps away having made her debut as a teenager, fresh out of Portadown College at a hail-stoning Garryduff at June 2008’s Celtic Cup, finishing off in […]

Hockey - Irish men call on experience for World Cup qualifiers

October 12, 2021
Mark Tumilty reckons experience could be key at the win or bust men’s World Cup qualifiers which get underway next week in Cardiff. World number 14 ranked Ireland need to win their first two games – starting off against 23rd rated Russia on Thursday, October 21st in the quarter-final – to land a place at the […]

Hockey: Sean Dancer names new look side for women's World Cup qualifiers

October 11, 2021
Irish women’s coach Sean Dancer has named an 18-player central panel and two travelling reserves ahead next week’s vital World Cup qualifying competition which takes place in Pisa from October 21st to 24th. The eight-team competition will be played in a knock-out format with only one side earning a place at next summer’s World Cup which […]

Hockey: Hannah Matthews retires from international hockey after stellar career

October 8, 2021
Olympian and 2018 World Cup silver medalist Hannah Matthews has confirmed her retirement from international hockey having been a crucial figure in the Green Army’s rise over the past seven years and 157 caps.  Since making her debut in 2014, the Loreto woman has been one of the first names on the team sheet, being […]

Hockey: Junior Green Army accept invitation to women's FIH Junior World Cup

September 24, 2021
Hockey Ireland is delighted to accept an invitation to the Women’s FIH Junior World Cup which takes places in Potchefstroom, South Africa from December 5th to 16th 2021. It means the Junior Green Army will feature in the women’s competition for the first time and Irish Under-21 head coach Dave Passmore says it offers a […]

Hockey: Green Army icon Shirley McCay calls time on record-breaking Irish career

September 9, 2021
Shirley McCay has decided to call time on her international career following a ground-breaking 14-year spell with the Green Army. Since making her international debut in 2007, the Drumquin native has gone on to play for 316 times, a caps record for both hockey and for female sportswomen in general in Ireland. A diminutive defender […]

HISTORY-MAKING RELAY TEAM FINISH 8TH IN FINAL WHILE THERE’S HEARTBREAK FOR HOCKEY IN FINAL GROUP GAME

July 31, 2021
Team Ireland’s 4x400m Mixed Relay team put in another stellar performance at the Olympic Stadium this evening, recording a time of 3:15.04, the second fastest ever by an Irish quartet, only behind yesterday’s stunning national record. Chris O’Donnell brought the team home with a characteristically strong finish in 8th, making history as the first Irish […]

AIDAN WALSH BECOMES IRELAND’S LATEST OLYMPIC MEDALLIST AS HE GUARANTEES HIMSELF AT LEAST A BRONZE IN TOKYO

July 30, 2021
“I would cut my medal in half and give her half of it,” said a beamingAidan Walsh of his sister Michaela this morning, as he put on a fantastic quarter-final display to guarantee himself at least a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Walsh was composed throughout the Men’s Welter bout with Merven […]

WOMEN’S FOUR ROWERS SECURE IRELAND’S FIRST MEDAL AT TOKYO 2020, O’DONOVAN AND MCCARTHY POST WORLD’S BEST TIME WHILE BOXER KURT WALKER CAUSES MAJOR UPSET IN THE RING

July 28, 2021
Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was secured in rowing this morning as the superb Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won an Olympic bronze in thrilling fashion. The Irish quartet were lying fifth at the halfway mark and, as they passed the 1000m mark, they […]

MAGNIFICENT MCSHARRY SECURES OLYMPIC FINAL SPOT

July 26, 2021
Mona McSharry continued her impressive form at this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games as she secured a coveted final spot in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke today. Finishing fourth in her semi-final today in a time of 1:06.59, she become the first Irish swimmer to qualify for an Olympic final in 25 years.  Elsewhere, both of Team […]

MCCLENAGHAN QUALIFIES FOR FINAL, HOCKEY OPENS OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN WITH A WIN

July 24, 2021
GREENE ROUNDS OUT THE ACTION IN THE POOL ON DAY ONE FOR TEAM IRELAND Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has made history today as he became the first Irish gymnast to qualify for an Olympic final following an incredible performance on the Pommel Horse earlier today. Indeed, it was another busy evening all round for the Irish, […]

Hockey Team Announcement

June 21, 2021
Sixteen Players Selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo Team Ireland has officially selected the hockey team of sixteen players who will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The players were announced on the back of the EuroHockey Championships which took place in Amsterdam last week. Also announced were the two travelling […]

EuroHockey Championships - IRL Vs ITA

June 12, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championships, Pool C  Ireland 3 (A O’Flanagan 2, Z Malseed) Italy 0  Anna O’Flanagan’s double earned Ireland a Ireland a closing win to secure sixth place at the women’s EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam, ending a rollercoaster week on a high.  Ultimately, the main targets of World Cup qualification and a first European semi-final […]

EuroHockey Championships - IRL Vs ENG Report

June 11, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championships  Pool C: Ireland 1 (D Duke) England 5 (S Evans 2, A Toman 2, E Rayer)  Ireland’s World Cup qualification bid looks set to come down to October’s final qualifier after they could not build on a strong start against England in the EuroHockey Championships’ Pool C.  Deirdre Duke’s outstanding early goal […]

EuroHockey Championships - IRL Vs ENG Preview

June 10, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championship, Pool C  Friday: Ireland v England, 10.30am (Irish time, RTE Player)  Ireland’s women need to bounce back quickly from Wednesday’s draw with Spain as they go in search of the last remaining World Cup ticket on offer from this week’s EuroHockey Championship in Amsterdam.  Ireland missed out on a semi-final berth on […]

EuroHockey Championships - IRL Vs ESP Report

June 9, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championships  Pool A  Ireland 1 (R Upton) Spain 1 (B Garcia)  In the end, Spain’s late goal in a 7-1 loss against the Netherlands proved pivotal as Ireland missed out on a maiden European Championship semi-final on goals scored following their 1-1 draw in Amstelveen.  This draw left Ireland and Spain level on […]

EuroHockey Championships IRL V ESP Preview

June 8, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championship Pool A  Wednesday: Ireland v Spain, 11.30am (Irish time, Live on RTE 2)  Chloe Watkins said the make-up of Ireland’s group meant she always “kind of felt it was going to come down to the final pool game against Spain” as the Green Army take on their most frequent recent rival.  The […]

EuroHockey Championships IRL Vs SCO

June 6, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championships Pool A  Ireland 1 (N Carroll) Scotland 0  Naomi Carroll’s 46th minute goal handed Ireland a huge win over Scotland at the EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam to set up a showdown on Wednesday with Spain where victory would guarantee a World Cup ticket.  It was a memorable moment for the Cratloe woman after nearly two years out of […]

EuroHockey Championships - IRL VS NED

June 5, 2021
Women’s EuroHockey Championship  Pool A  Netherlands 4 (L Leurink 2, C van Maasakker, F Matla) Ireland 0  Katie Mullan says Ireland “know the rollercoaster of tournament hockey” and take a lot from their opening women’s EuroHockey Championship tie, falling 4-0 to an imperious Dutch side.  A double from Laurien Leurink along with goals from Caia […]

Green Army ready for Dutch rematch at EuroHockey Championships

June 3, 2021
Ireland’s women take their first step of a huge summer of action this Saturday as they take on world number ones the Netherlands on day one of the EuroHockey Championships in Amstelveen (2.30pm Irish time, Live on RTE2).   It is a repeat of 2018’s World Cup final with the Green Army hoping fresh legs […]

Tumilty to kickstart new era with 14 uncapped players in latest Irish men's squad

June 2, 2021
Irish men’s coach Mark Tumilty will kickstart a new era for the Green Machine next week as he looks set to hand 14 players their first taste of senior international hockey. Ireland will face Scotland in an uncapped three-game series with games on June 10th, 12th and 13th at the recently redeveloped pitch at University […]

Irish Women's Europeans Squad Announcement

June 2, 2021
After over 20 months preparing in the background, the Irish women’s hockey team is looking to hit the ground running at June’s European Championships in the Netherlands. It is the first phase of a huge summer that culminates in the Tokyo Olympic Games with the Euros doubling up as a key preparation tournament for the […]
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