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

March 8, 2019
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

January 24, 2019
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

December 7, 2018
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

December 5, 2018
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: Ireland Fall Narrowly to World Number One

November 30, 2018
Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 1(O’Donoghue) Australia 2 (Govers, Brand)   Ireland’s opening World Cup fixture against the world number 1 side Australia proved an entertaining and close affair throughout. Inside the opening minute Australia broke into the circle but the towering Conor Harte was on hand to intercept the effort in front of goal. […]

Hockey: Green Machine Beat England In Shootout

November 5, 2018
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

October 2, 2018
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

September 21, 2018
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!

August 7, 2018
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

December 22, 2017
  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

October 12, 2017
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 […]

Ireland Hockey Teams 6th in Europe

August 28, 2017
Ireland Men's and Women's Hockey Teams have retained their Division "A" status by finishing 6th at the recent Euroepan Championships in Amsterdam, Holland.Men's coach Craig Fulton reflected, “A lot of depth used which is the most important thing we could have done. With a year to go to the World Cup, it’s the perfect place […]

Irish Hockey World League 2 Champions

March 20, 2017
Ireland added Hockey World League Round 2 gold on Sunday evening to their all-important ticket to the next phase of the competition with a 4-2 shoot-out win over France at Stormont. While David Harte picked up GK of the Tournament and Jonny McKee was named Best Young Player of the Tournament. The primary objective for […]

Fulton Announces Squad For WL2

February 27, 2017
Ireland’s head coach Craig Fulton has today announced an extended squad for World League 2 in Belfast. The team sees no fewer than 8 of the Green Machine’s Olympians selected alongside a host of young talent. Ireland sit in Group A alongside Austria, Italy and Ukraine; the Austrians look the main threat with several of […]

Harte World Goalkeeper of the Year

February 27, 2017
Congratulations to Ireland’s David Harte who was named as the World Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year for the second year in a row. Harte, who captained Ireland to their first Olympic Games in 108 years at the Rio Olympic Games is the only Irish player to have achieved this distinction since the awards began. The 28-year-old, who […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 201612:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4)13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1)14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB & NR14:32, Rowing […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 4/16

August 9, 2016
All the Team Ireland action from Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 2/16

August 7, 2016
Day for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics was about Olympic debuts and a first look at our boxers. Weather played its part in disrupting the schedule, but there were still plenty of memorable moments for #TeamIreland Boxing: Steven Donnelly was delighted to come away with the win in his first Olympic fight #rterio2016 https://t.co/z8gOExe41u […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Team Ireland at Rio 2016: Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
Rio 2016 Team Ireland Live Blog: Day 1

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Team Ireland name men’s hockey squad for Rio 2016

July 11, 2016
  11 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Hockey Ireland are delighted to announce the final men’s hockey squad to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   Team Ireland now officially have 74 athletes from 13 sports heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the […]

European Hockey Federation visit OCI

May 26, 2016
We were delighted to host staff from European Hockey Federation at Olympic House today. The EHF Senior management team were impressed with the location and the work carried out by the Olympic Council of Ireland and look forward to seeing a strong European hockey presence at the Olympic Hockey Centre - Rio 2016, one which for the first […]

OCI support for Hockey's Rio Preparations

May 24, 2016
The Olympic Council of Ireland contribute €50,000 to Hockey Ireland's Rio 2016 preparations     24 May 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: Pat Hickey President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) today announced that the OCI are contributing €50,000 towards Ireland Men's Hockey's final preparations for Rio 2016.     "The OCI are delighted that […]

Rio 2016 Hockey Schedule Announced

April 27, 2016
The official schedule for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been announced. The schedule see’s Ireland open their tournament against India at 11:00 on August 6th, before facing world number 2 the Netherlands the following day at 18:00. The Green Machine have a rest day on August 8th and face Germany […]

Irish Men's Hockey Squad To Face Great Britain in 3 Match Series

March 31, 2016
The Irish Men’s hockey squad will face Great Britain in 3 uncapped matches at Bisham Abbey, England on April 4th, 5th and 7th. The matches will be the first time the two sides have faced each other since the bronze medal match of the Eurohockey Championships in August 2015. The Green Machine prevailed in that […]

World Hockey Awards for Harte and Fulton

January 28, 2016
Congratulations again to Irish Hockey's David Harte and Craig Fulton named as Federation International Hockey (FIH) Goalkeeper of the Year and FIH Coach of the Year 2015! Harte was nominated for the prestigious award alongside Jaap Stockmann, David Carter, Andrew Charter and Nicolas Jacobi, some of the top Goalkeepers in the world. Harte, who is currently […]

Irish Men's Hockey head to South Africa

January 11, 2016
The Olympic Council of Ireland met members of Ireland men's Irish hockey team at the Northern Ireland Sports Institute at the weekend before the squad headed off to South Africa for the first stage of their preparation for Rio 2016. 25+ players and performance support staff were briefed by Stephen Martin and Martin Burke on preparations for […]

Irish Women's Hockey Team To Face Scotland In 3 Match Series

October 29, 2015
The Green Army will take on Scotland in a 3 match series to be played in Glasgow this November (2nd, 3rd, 4th). The last time the two sides met was in Dublin last November when Ireland enjoyed a clean sweep of the series with 1-0, 2-1 and 4-0 victories. But the Scot’s had an impressive […]
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