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Positive Start to 2021 for Irish Hockey Team

January 19, 2021
Ireland Women Return from Murcia Recording 2 Victories, 2 Draws, and 1 Defeat Against World Ranked Number 7 Spanish Side Ireland Women’s Hockey Team return from Murcia after a short warm weather camp which saw them take on Spain in a series of friendly matches. Ireland took an early lead in the five match friendly […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

Hockey Ireland Announces Women’s Panel for 2021.

December 17, 2020
Irish Women’s Head Coach, Sean Dancer, has announced a reduced panel of 23 players for 2021. The team has been training both regionally and nationally throughout the past number of months, playing a series of inter-squad matches in order to remain in top shape despite restrictions preventing them taking on other international squads. The panel […]

DARE TO BELIEVE: Shane O'Donoghue on Facebook Live

May 21, 2020
Olympic hockey player Shane O'Donoghue is the first ambassador on the Olympic Federation of Ireland Dare to Believe Programme to talk about his Olympic journey on Facebook Live - with his presentation taking place at noon on the 21 May 2020. On the Dare to Believe Schools Programme, the ambassador visit to the classroom is […]


April 1, 2020
As part of our Sport in Focus we have a full day dedicated to Irish Hockey.Thanks to our friends (especially Emma Porter) in Hockey Ireland for compiling a comprehensive review of Irish Hockey, from competitions to international teams to participation and education.Enjoy!About Us. It’s a Hockey Ireland Take-Over today, here’s a little bit about us […]

HOCKEY | Irish Women no Longer to Travel to South Africa for Training Camp

March 13, 2020
Having monitored the situation over the previous weeks and given the escalation of measures being taken here in Ireland to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Hockey Ireland Irish Senior Women’s team management has taken the decision to cancel the women’s upcoming trip to South Africa. The squad had originally been scheduled to travel to South […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Squad for Durban, South Africa Humidity Tour.

March 3, 2020
Hockey Ireland announce the Ireland Women’s squad who will travel to Durban in South Africa at the end of March. The 21 players selected will undertake eight matches while during the tour, against China, South Africa and Japan.   Speaking on the announcement Head Coach, Sean Dancer, said, “We have selected a very balanced squad […]

Eugene Magee Retires from International Hockey

February 18, 2020
Having made his debut for Ireland in 2005 against Belgium, Magee since received 295 caps for Ireland before officially deciding to retire from International Hockey. With over 60 goals scored for Ireland, and a self-described career high of scoring against Germany in the Olympics in Rio 2016, Magee informed team-mates and management of his decision […]

Hockey Ireland Signs MOU with Iwate Delegates for Pre-Games Holding Camp

February 6, 2020
Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate this morning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for Hockey Ireland’s pre-Games Holding Camp this summer.Iwate is located two hours North of Tokyo and will provide an ideal base for acclimatisation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games as a key Hockey town in […]


December 5, 2019
Harte Confirmed as candidate in IOC Athletes’ Commission elections Olympic Athletes in Tokyo 2020 to vote   Irish Hockey star David Harte has been confirmed by the IOC as one of 30 athletes who will be seeking election onto the IOC Athletes’ Commission next summer. Four athletes will be elected at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics […]

Ireland’s Women’s Hockey Team make History to Qualify for Tokyo

November 3, 2019
Sides were level from the previous night when they met in Energia Park this evening. Ireland the more dominant on night one of the double header threatened from the start, with the opening chance of the game coming from Anna O’Flanagan, unfortunately going wide. Canada came back with penalty corner at 7 minutes. McFerran saved […]

Ireland's Men's Miss Out on Spot at Tokyo 2020

October 27, 2019
Ireland 1 (McKee) Canada 3 (Johnston, Scholfield, Tupper). Aggregate score Ireland 6 – 6 Canada, Penalty Shoot Out Canada 5, Ireland 4. The Irish Men’s Hockey team took to the pitch in Vancouver this evening for their deciding match for their ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a two-goal lead on aggregate, having […]

Minister Ross Opens Sport Ireland Hockey Training Centre

October 17, 2019
The new state of the art hockey pitch at the Sport Ireland Campus was officially opened by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, providing a welcome boost to Ireland’s national hockey teams ahead of their pivotal Tokyo 2020 qualification matches against Canada. The surface is a Polytan Polygras Toyko GT surface the […]

Men's Hockey Team Olympic Qualifier

October 17, 2019
Head Coach Mark Tumilty has announced the Irish squad which will travel to Vancouver for Olympic qualifier double header at the end of this month. The team confirmed their place in the Olympic qualifier last June by beating Korea to reach the final match of their FIH Series Final in Le Touquet. Having recently returned […]

HOCKEY | Men's Squad for IRL Vs FRA

September 27, 2019
Hockey Ireland Announce Men’s Squad for Ireland V France Series ahead of FIH Olympic Qualifier The Irish Men’s Hockey squad will travel to France this weekend to take on France in a two match test series ahead of their FIH Olympic Qualifier against Canada in October. The squad was unveiled this morning and will play […]

Hockey Ireland formally launch Olympic Qualifier, announcing Big Stadium Hockey partner and broadcast information.

September 17, 2019
At the formal venue announcement this morning in Energia Park, Donnybrook, Hockey Ireland detailed plans of the roll-out carpet to be used for the upcoming Women’s Olympic Qualifier against Canada this November. The announcement of these plans to use a roll-out Polytan carpet with Big Stadium Hockey in Energia Park has garnered substantial interest both […]

New Head Coach Appointed to Men's Hockey Team

September 15, 2019
Hockey Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Tumilty as Head Coach for the Irish Senior Men as they face into their final weeks of preparation for their upcoming Olympic Qualifier against Canada this October. Mark’s appointment is accompanied by that of Jason Lee as the new Assistant Coach to the men’s team. […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Olympic Qualifier Venue for November

September 11, 2019
Hockey Ireland are delighted to announce the location for the Women’s Olympic Qualifier this November. Adding another level of excitement to the event, the Women’s matches will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of November in Energia Park in Donnybrook.   Speaking on the announcement, CEO of Hockey Ireland, Jerome Pels said, “We’re excited […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Women’s Senior International Team for upcoming Euro Hockey Championships in Antwerp

August 14, 2019
The Irish Women’s Hockey squad was unveiled early this morning for the Euro Hockey Championships which will get underway later this week in Antwerp. After a strong training block together and several international training matches, the following squad has been selected:   Name 1 Ayeisha McFerran 2 Roisin Upton 3 Nicola Evans 4 Katie Mullan […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Men’s Senior International Team for Euro Champs

August 8, 2019
The Senior Irish Men’s Hockey squad was unveiled this morning for both their upcoming Euro Hockey Championships campaign in Antwerp this August, as well as their Four Nations tournament in Spain at the end of this month. Vital World Ranking points are at stake for all teams in this tournament as the Olympic Qualification process […]

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

June 22, 2019
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. […]

Ireland’s Leading Goal Scorer passes the 100 Goal Marker

June 18, 2019
Ireland’s Leading Goal Scorer passes the 100 Goal Marker as Ireland beat Singapore 11-0 Secure a Semi-final on Saturday   Ireland 11 (S O’Donoghue 3, C Harte 2, S Cole 2, L Cole, M Nelson, L Madeley, B Walker) Singapore 0.   After a disappointing meeting with Egypt on Sunday the Irish Men’s squad picked […]

Irish Women to play Korea in Final tomorrow in Havelock Park in FIH Series Final.

June 15, 2019
Irish Women defeat Czech Republic 4-0 to enter the final of the FIH Series Final in Havelock Park this afternoon. This result has earned them an Olympic qualifier place for October/November later this year.   A drenched pitch meant a slower pace in the opening quarter. The Czech’s started strongly, with 2 penalty corners in […]

Strong start to FIH Series Finals for Ireland’s Men with 4-2 win over Scotland

June 15, 2019
Ireland 4 (E Magee 2, S O’Donoghue, M Robson) Scotland 2 (D Riddell, K Bain)   Ireland’s men got their FIH World Series Final tournament in Le-Touquet-Paris-Plage off to a strong start with a solid performance against Scotland this morning.   Eugene Magee opened the scoring in the 2nd minute with a neatly taken reverse […]

Two wins from Two for Irish Women Hockey with 8-1 win over Czech Republic.

June 9, 2019
Ireland 8 (N Daly (2), A O’Flanagan (4), S Hawkshaw, Z Wilson) Czech Republic (1 J Reichlova) Two wins from two for Ireland in the FIH Series Finals at Havelock Park as O’Flanagan puts away four goals and Daly does a double. Added to a goal each for Sarah Hawkshaw and Zoe Wilson the Irish […]

Irish Women get their FIH Series Final off to Strong Start with 2 – 1 win over Malaysia

June 8, 2019
Ireland 2 (B Barr, K Mullan) Malaysia 1 (S Husain) Bethany Barr put Ireland on the scoreboard early on with a goal in the forth minute, deflected from the penalty corner, on her major tournament debut. The Green Army showed good speed and intensity in the opening quarter, although Malaysia weren’t without opportunity. Strong defence […]

Impressive Start to Summer Internationals for Senior Men

June 5, 2019
Ireland 5 (S O’Donoghue, M Nelson, C Harte, B Walker, E Magee) USA 0. The summer of International hockey got off to a great start at Serpentine Avenue on Friday evening as an impressive Ireland team overcame the USA 5 -0 in the 1st of a 2-match series. In ideal conditions the opening exchanges were […]

Ireland Senior Men Draw 1-1 with France in Lisnagarvey in first of Two-Match Series

June 4, 2019
Ireland 1 (S O’Donoghue) France 1 (H Genestet) A goal from Shane O’Donoghue in the 42nd minute saw Ireland take the lead in third quarter against France at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, in the first of this two-match series. However, Frenchman Hugo Genestet equalised with the last play of the game following seven consecutive penalty corners […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Women’s Senior International Team for FIH World Series in June

June 1, 2019
The Irish Women’s Hockey squad was unveiled early this morning for the upcoming FIH World Series in Banbridge, which gets underway on June 8th. This tournament is the first stage in the Olympic qualification process for the Irish women, with the top two teams from each FIH Series Finals securing a place in qualification events […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Men’s Senior International Team for FIH World Series in June

May 24, 2019
The Senior Irish Men’s Hockey squad was unveiled early this morning for the upcoming FIH World Series in Le Touquet, France, which gets underway on June 15th. This tournament is the first stage in the Olympic qualification process for the Irish men, with the top two teams from each FIH Series Finals securing a place […]
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