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Hockey - Grace O'Flanagan

May 13, 2021
“How do you manage to fit in all the practice and still be a doctor as well?” Daniel, aged 9, to Irish goalkeeper Grace O’Flanagan. The hand-written letter landed in her mailbox at the end of a 14-hour shift before heading into a weekend of training with the Green Army. The letter landed in February […]

Green Army take on Scotland in Final Home Preparations for European’s

May 13, 2021
The Green Army will take on Scotland this weekend, the 15th and 16th of May, in Queen’s University Belfast. The sides last met in July 2019, with Ireland coming away from the series in Stormont with two wins and a draw. The uncapped matches will be part of the final home match preparations for this […]

Katie Mullan on hockey announcement

April 22, 2021
Katie Mullan says how each nation adapts to their ever-evolving circumstances will play a key role in ultimate success or otherwise this summer with June’s European Championships and the Olympic Games six weeks later on the horizon. Speaking ahead of the Green Army’s departure to Bisham Abbey for a four-game series against Great Britain, the […]

Irish Women travel to Bisham Abbey to take on Great Britain in Uncapped Series

April 21, 2021
The Irish Women’s squad will travel to Bisham Abbey, London, tomorrow as part of their preparation for Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. A twenty strong squad will travel on the 22nd of April, with four matches against Great Britain scheduled to take place between the 22nd of April and 2nd of May. All of the […]

Anna O’Flanagan on the Challenges Along the Road to Tokyo

April 16, 2021
Sitting on Anna O’Flanagan’s desk are a set of pens that have remained in the packet for almost six years now. In just under a hundred days, she may finally get around to chucking them out, maybe even burn them. Bought in something of an emotional daze in Valencia, in 2015, the day after Rio […]

Irish Women's Hockey Squad No Longer Travelling to Malaysia

April 9, 2021
The recently announced Irish Squad trip to Malaysia has been cancelled as of this morning. Over the past two weeks Hockey Ireland and their key stakeholders have been working tirelessly to provide the opportunity to travel to Malaysia for heat and humidity training and competition. Having constantly monitored the situation throughout this period, due to […]

Irish Women travel to Malaysia for Match Opportunities in Tokyo-like Conditions

April 8, 2021
The Irish Women’s squad will travel to Malaysia tomorrow as part of their preparation for the conditions they will face in Tokyo this summer. A twenty strong squad will travel on the 9th of April and return on the 28th, basing themselves out of Malaysia National Hockey Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur while there. Also […]

Hockey - Match Report Ire V GB #3

March 18, 2021
Ireland 1 (Upton), Great Britain 1 (Petters). The third and final match of the SoftCo Series took place this afternoon in Queen’s University Belfast, seeing an even performance from both GB and Ireland. Both teams having a large number of close opportunities in the circle throughout the match. GB’s Owlsey got the game off to […]

Hockey - Match Report Ire V GB #2

March 14, 2021
Ireland 2 (Watkins, Upton), Great Britain 1 (Unsworth). The second match of the SoftCo Series in Queen’s University Belfast got underway this evening, with Great Britain bringing a noticeably faster start than the opening of yesterday’s match. However, Ireland remained strong from the off, with Lena Tice making a remarkable on the line save from […]

Hockey - Match Report Ire V GB #1

March 13, 2021
Ireland 1 (Upton), Great Britain 2 (Owsley, Roberston). It’s been 497 days since the Irish women’s squad played their last international match on home soil, but on a cold and blustery day in Queen’s University, Belfast, the team returned to the pitch in excellent form. Anna O’Flanagan brought a strong attacking energy from the get-go, […]

Irish Women's Panel Update - Softco Series

March 11, 2021
The SoftCo Series, which will take place in Queen’s University Belfast this weekend with the Irish Women taking on Great Britain, will see a number of changes to the Green Army panel. The panel will continue to see a mix of internationally experienced players, with several World Cup medallists included, while also incorporating more young […]

Ayeisha McFerran - Hockey Goalkeeper

March 11, 2021
Ahead of the GB challenge at the Softco Series this week As the Green Army prepare for the challenge of Olympic Champions, Great Britain, this week, we spoke to legendary Irish hockey goalkeeper, Ayeisha McFerran, about what we can expect. Larne native, McFerran, is based in the Netherlands and flew to Belfast earlier this week […]

Green Army take on Great Britain in SoftCo Series: March 13th, 14th, and 16th.

March 2, 2021
Hockey Ireland is excited to announce the SoftCo Series which will take place in Queen’s University Belfast, with the Irish Women taking on Great Britain on Saturday the 13th, Sunday the 14th and Tuesday the 16th of March. The uncapped series matches against Great Britain are the first international matches for the team on home […]

David Harte Selected to Become Olympian AFEC Assessor

January 28, 2021
Rio Olympian and world class hockey goalkeeper, David Harte, announced as one of twenty Olympians to complete the World Academy of Sport's Athlete Friendly Education Centre Assessor training programme Twenty Olympians, today, celebrated the completion of the World Academy of Sport’s (WAoS) Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) Assessor training programme in a Virtual Graduation ceremony […]

Olympic Weekly Update 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly updated. While many athletes are currently training from home, with little competition, see below a summary of relevant updates from sports to kick off the new year. To date 52 Olympic athletes have secured Olympic qualification spots […]

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 […]
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