Hockey News

Irish Hockey Men qualify for Rio

October 25, 2015
The Olympics dreams of not only a team but an entire sporting community have finally come true after a 107 year wait. The Irish men's hockey team have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics thanks to Australia's 3-2 victory in the Oceania Cup. Australia had already qualified for Rio and as such Ireland were the […]

Men's Hockey Team Make History

August 31, 2015
Congratulations again to the Ireland men's hockey team who defeated England, 5th in the world, and won a bronze medal at the Eurohockey Championships for the first time ever!The win also means Ireland finish 3 places above their seeded position in a tournament that has 4 of the worlds top 5 teams. Anytime Ireland face England, in […]

Men's Hockey Team in Euro Semi Final

August 25, 2015
Congratulations to the Ireland Men's Hockey Team who came through a pulsating 2-2 draw with Belgium to make history by reaching the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships for the first time. Going into the final Pool B game, Ireland’s qualification fate was in the balance, as they were level on points with Belgium, but held […]

Ireland denied by Olympic Champions

August 24, 2015
Facing the current European and Olympic gold medallists was always going to be a tough task for Craig Fulton’s squad but it took the Germans 54 minutes before they could find a crack in the Irish defence. A Florian Fuchs wonder goal in the 56th minute sealed the German victory but the Green Machine can […]

Irish Hockey Euro Squad Announced

August 14, 2015
Head Coach Craig Fulton has named his 18-man team that will compete at the upcoming Eurohockey Championships in London (August 21st-30th). Fulton has named an experienced team with Eugene Magee and Ronan Gormley having well over 400 caps between them. Fulton’s team recently finished 5th at World League in Antwerp, 2 places higher than their […]

Ireland defeat Pakistan in World League

July 3, 2015
Ireland men's hockey team moved a step closer to the 2016 Olympics with a 1-0 victory over Pakistan in the World League tournament in Antwerp. Alan Sothern scored the only goal in the first minute of the fourth quarter to book Ireland's place in Sunday's fifth-place play-off. Victory against Malaysia or France will boost the […]

Winning start for Irish Hockey

June 11, 2015
Congratulations to the Ireland women's hockey team who got off to a great start by defeating South Africa in Valencia. Nikki Evans’ hat trick inspired Ireland to an opening game 4-1 win over South Africa, starting their Hockey World League semi-final in style in Valencia. She took just five minutes to break the deadlock, ghosting […]

Gormley set to reach 200 Caps

May 7, 2015
Ronan Gormley is set to become the first male hockey player to reach 200 Irish international caps when he lines out for the national team against the Olympic champions, Germany, next Monday in Krefeld.   It will be the first of two ties against the Germans as Ireland, coached by Craig Fulton, ramp up their preparations […]

Ireland through to World League 3

March 23, 2015
Congratulations once again to the Ireland Women's Hockey Team. Aine Connery’s nerveless penalty saw Ireland land the World League Round 2 title at Belfield, completing a perfect week with a final victory over Canada. It came at the end of a pulsating final that ended 1-1, Nikki Evans and Holly Stewart netting close range goals […]

Men's Hockey WL3 now set for Belgium

March 20, 2015
Following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events in Singapore, San Diego and Cape Town, we can now reveal the line-ups for the men’s Semi-Final (Round 3) events that will take place in Buenos Aires (ARG) and Antwerp (BEL) later this year. The Semi-Final phase really is the business end of the Hockey World League, where […]

Ireland's into semi final WL2

March 18, 2015
Ireland took a big step toward progressing their Olympic qualification ambitions with a 2-0 quarter-final win over Lithuania in Belfield from the UDG Healthcare World League Round Two.   The win sets up a semi-final date with Belarus where a win would ensure they earn a ticket to round three of the World League - […]

Ireland start well in WL2

March 16, 2015
Ireland with two wins in their opening matches made a solid start to their World League 2 #RoadtoRio tournament at Belfield. Yesterday against Canada set piece goals from Aine Connery and Kate Dillon saw Ireland defeated Canada 2-1 in front of packed house. It continues their confident start to the tournament, which forms part of […]

Ireland take Gold at World League 2

March 9, 2015
Congratulations again to Irish Men's Hockey on winning their World League 2 competition and who can now look forward to a shot at Olympic qualification in Argentina where they will be part of a ten-team tournament with potentially six tickets to Rio de Janeiro on the line. Player of the tournament Shane O’Donoghue was once again […]

World Hockey League 2

March 2, 2015
Congratulations to Ireland who made it two wins from two at the World League Round Two at a rain-soaked Chula Vista in San Diego, seeing off a tricky Austrian opponent to add to Saturday’s 8-0 win over Chile.   It was hard work as the incessant rain made the pitch slow and tough to negotiate […]


February 18, 2015
The women’s senior World League 2 hockey squad has been announced by Coach Darren Smith. The squad is made up of a panel of 18, with Ali Meeke and Yvonne O’Byrne bracketed as we assess the recovery of Ali Meeke’s broken hand that she sustained in Valencia and impending return to hockey over late February/early […]

Ireland conclude Match Series in S.A.

February 2, 2015
Ireland concluded their six match tour of South African tour with a pair of losses against world number five side Belgium, falling 3-0 on Saturday and 7-2 on Sunday in Cape Town. Its the start a big year with the pursuit of a first ever Olympic qualification the goal. The first phase of that begins […]

Irish Hockey's Olympic Pathway

January 30, 2015
The Irish men’s team are currently in South Africa preparing for the first of their Olympic qualifiers and are ranked 15th in the world. The South African men, who are ranked two places above Ireland at 13, have in the first two matches drawn and lost 5-4 to Ireland. The first Olympic hurdle for Ireland men begins on […]

Ireland prepare for World League 2

January 13, 2015
Ireland’s National Men’s Coach Craig Fulton has selected a squad of 22 for the South African Training Camp as they fine tune preparation for World League 2 in San Diego which starts on February 28th. In South Africa they will play 6 tests against South Africa, Netherlands & Belgium. Fulton said "this is a really […]

Ireland prepare for World League 2

January 8, 2015
The Senior Women’s Hockey Team will fly out to Valencia on Friday the 9th of January and return on Tuesday the 20th of January. The team will have an intensive training camp before facing Spain in a 3 match series in Valencia on the 17th, 18th and 20th of January. Ireland and Spain currently sit […]

World League 2 Dublin Schedule

November 28, 2014
Ireland will host the World League 2 competition for Women between 14th – 22nd March 2015 at the National Hockey Stadium, in UCD. The league which serves as part of the Olympic Qualification process for Rio 2016 pits Ireland (15th) in Pool A against Canada (22nd) , Ukraine (24th) and Turkey (39th). Pool B is […]

Smith names women's hockey squad

June 5, 2014
National Hockey Coach Darren Smith has named his squads for the upcoming Scottish and Italian series. The squads of 21 and 20 athletes are selected from Smith’s national panel of 25 athletes and is the start of a busy summer period for the team as they continue preparations for the World League 2 set for […]

Irish Hockey Silver in Champions Challenge 1

May 6, 2014
Congratulations again to Ireland’s women’s hockey team who secured silver in the Champions Challenge I tournament  after they were defeated 3-1 by USA who secured gold. Ireland went into this tournament ranked 7th, competed against 4 world cup teams and secured 2nd place, a testament to the skill and talent of this team. Ireland competed […]

Champions Challenge Hockey

May 2, 2014
It was someday for Irish Hockey. Both the National Men and National Women's teams won their quarter finals of their world ranking Champions Challenge I Tournament today. Ireland's women beat world number 8's Korea 2-1 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament while the men took it all the way to extra time against France where […]

Fulton named Irish Men's Hockey Coach

March 11, 2014
Irish hockey have announced Craig Fulton as the National Men’s Hockey Coach. Fulton who is no stranger to Ireland will commence his role at the start of April before leading the side to Malaysia for the Champions Challenge I Tournament taking place 26th April – 4th May. Fulton, who will be based in Ireland, previously lived and coached […]

Hockey Star Eugene Magee profile

March 6, 2014
Ireland's world class hockey player and ex Hurler Eugene Magee on his love of hockey , and the commitment required to achieve his ultimate dream goal - Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Anna O'Flanagan International Hockey Player

March 6, 2014
International hockey player Anna O'Flanagan talks to the Olympic Council about the crucial support she received from University College Dublin and life as one of Irish hockey's top players.

Men's Hockey road to Rio outlined

December 20, 2013
The qualifying road for the Irish Men's hockey team to the 2016 Rio Olympics was outlined during the week. Ireland who agonisingly missed out qualifying for London 2012 are set to travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in February 2015 for round two of the World League. The League is the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) method of finding its […]

Ireland just miss out on Euro semi place

August 22, 2013
Ireland's men drew 2-2 against England in their final pool match of the European Hockey Championships taking place in Boom, Belgium, but with goal difference in play Ireland still missed out on a semi-final spot and will now have to play out to grab the 5th spot - one above their ranking in this tournament. […]

Ireland defeat Poland 4-2

August 19, 2013
Ireland were back in action at the Europeans today against Poland where they carried out their duty with a 4-2 win in their second pool match of this tournament.  The match opened with Ireland defending a Polish crash attack inside 25 seconds, but Harte in goals reacted well and skipper Jackson won Ireland their first […]

Ireland set up semi final opportunity

August 19, 2013
Ireland's (Women) Hockey Team secured a 3-2 victory over Belarus in a must win game at the European Hockey Championships yesterday in Boom, Belgium. The Electric Ireland team got off to an early start when skipper Speers slotted home after O'Flanagan laid off a beautiful pass from McCay timing to perfection to set up Speers to […]



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