Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ireland Hockey News

Head Coach Irish WNT Sean Dancer
Irish Women’s Head Coach, Sean Dancer, has announced the squad which has been selected for the upcoming Olympic qualifier in Energia Park on the 2nd and 3rd of November against Canada. The team confirmed their place in the Olympic qualifier last June in their FIH Series Finals outing in Banbridge which saw...
Ireland : Squad announced for Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018
Green Machine head coach, Alexander Cox, has today announced his World Cup squad of 20 players that will travel to Bhubaneswar in India for the showpiece event. The team will be the first Irish men’s hockey team to compete at a World Cup since 1990. Speaking at the announcement, Cox...
With only one place in the world rankings between Ireland and India this was always likely to be an evenly contested clash. The Green Army welcomed back Lizzie Colvin and Shirley McCay to the fray for the first time since their historic World Cup final and Colvin was quick...
Mitch Darling
Mitch Darling has today announced his retirement from international hockey following more than a decade at the top of the game. Darling earned 183 international caps, the first of which came shortly after his 18th birthday against England in Poland and scored 51 goals for the Green Machine. He has been...
Conor Harte
The Irish Men relegated in eighth place after going down to Wales 0-4 at the EuroHockey Championship 2019. Speaking after the match, Head Coach Alexander Cox said that the team under performed,  “We didn’t perform how we could have performed at this tournament. We need to assess what happened, we need...
HWC2018: The Green Army beat Spain in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the World Cup Final
Vitality Hockey World Cup, London   Ireland 1(O’Flanagan) Spain 1 (Magaz)   Penalty Shootout: Ireland 3 (Pinder x2, Watkins) Spain 2 (Oliva, Riera)   The Green Army have beaten Spain in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the World Cup Final.    It was the dream start for the Green Army as Katie Mullan sent the ball into...
Ireland mens team hockey player
The Irish men’s Hockey team are all set for the Euro Hockey Championship. The Green Machine will take on the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland in Pool B, with their opening match against the Netherlands taking place on Saturday 17th of August at 15:45 local time. Speaking on the squad selection Head Coach,...
Chris Cargo retires from International Hockey
Cargo made his debut in the 2009 Celtic Cup scoring on debut as Ireland defeated France 3-1 in Edinburgh. 11 years, 195 matches and 28 international goals later he has decided to call time on his international career. Performance Director Adam Grainger congratulated Chris on his career on behalf of...
Megan Frazer
Megan Frazer has set her sight on the 2020 Olympics following Ireland's historic performance at the Hockey Womens World Cup in 2018 in London. Megan Frazer says the World Cup was a good result but there's a lot more coming for the team. "We've taken the things we've learned from the...
Men's Test Series (IRL vs USA) - Match One : Ireland beat USA in their opening match
Goals by S O’Donoghue, M Nelson, C Harte, B Walker, E Magee help Ireland men beat the USA men in Match One of the FIH Test Match Series. The Irish Senior Men’s next match will take place on Sunday May 26th at 12 noon v USA at Pembroke Wanderers HC. These matches...
Ireland Hockey
Hockey Ireland are delighted to congratulate Loreto and Ballymoney on their award for club of the year. The final European Hockey Federation Club of the Year awards of this decade are very special ones for the EHF. In 2019 we launched our Equally Amazing campaign and in August our Member...
Anna O’Flanagan
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. The Green Army have already completed their first camp of the year with a drawn series in Santiago against Chile that saw 4 new...
Sean Dancer has today been announced as the new Head Coach for the Irish senior women’s hockey team. Dancer brings a wealth of experience to the role. Having represented Australia himself at U21 level, Dancer began his coaching career while playing for the Heracles club in Antwerp, Belgium. He became National...
Ireland Women's Hockey Team
The Ireland women's hockey team have qualified for the Olympics for the first time. They beat Canada (4-3) in a penalty shootout after being locked 0-0 in across 8 quarters played over 2 days in Donnybrook. https://twitter.com/thedragflick/status/1191103999774085120 Ireland were 3-1 down in the shootout at one stage but goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran saved...
HWC2018: Green Army beat India to reach World Cup Semi Finals
Vitality Hockey World Cup, London Ireland 0 India 0 Penalty Shootout: Ireland 3 (Upton, Meeke, Watkins) India 1(Khokhar) The Green Army have continued their history-making run by beating India in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the World Cup semi-finals. Despite the possession stats saying the opening quarter was relatively even, it was certainly...

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