Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ireland Hockey News

Hockey Ireland today announced that the women’s FIH Series Finals (June 8th-16th), originally expected to be held in Dublin, will now be held at Banbridge Hockey Club. While work has commenced on two new top-class hockey pitches in Dublin, the National Sports Campus and UCD, neither will be completed in...
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...
David Harte
Irish goalkeeper David Harte who is currently playing at the Malaysia Hockey League in Malaysia cannot be more relieved. Speaking to a newspaper, he said thank God Irish Players don’t have to contribute to the national hockey programme this year and that they can fully focus on qualifying for the...
Two penalty corner goals within 2 minutes in the opening quarter gave Spain the ideal start in the second match of the series. Clara Ycart sent a drag flick low into the corner in the 9th minute and Alejandra Torres-Quevedo doubled the lead in the 11th minute with a tap in...
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...
With 6 players holding under 10 caps, and a  further 4 having less than 20 this was a young Green Army side facing the world number 7 on home turf. 3 wins each in their last 6 fixtures, the most recent being the World Cup semi-final, highlighted how little there...
2 goals in the opening half and a third in the final minute were the undoing of Ireland as India took their chances in another even contest. Both teams opted for the direct route in the early phases with Anna O’Flanagan sending the ball towards goal but couldn’t find a...
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...
The Green Machine path is well laid out for 2019 with FIH Series Finals in Le Touqet in June and Olympic Qualification then firmly coming into focus, there is also the Eurohockey Championships to look forward to in Belgium this August. Ireland’s men will begin a series of training camps...
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...
Alexander Cox
After a poor World Cup campaign –  there are questions about Dutchman Alexander Cox’s future as head coach with Hockey Ireland. Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels has also been tight-lipped about the status of the senior men’s coach. There has been no word on whether or not Cox will be staying on for another...
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...
A new state of the art hockey pitch will be laid at the Irish National Sports Campus in Dublin. The pitch will be replaced with a new Polytan Polygras Toyko GT surface. This is the same surface that will be used at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 World Cup. The new synthetic...
Award winning Saba Restaurants and Saba To Go have been announced as Official Partner to Hockey Ireland. The Saba team are working with Hockey Ireland to provide the perfect meals and nutrition for the players on the national women’s team. Saba will be fuelling the Ireland’s women’s team at their training...
UCD Ladies and Irish international hockey players Lena Tice, Clodagh Cassin and Hannagh McLoughlin
Ireland will be hosting the World Series event, in Dublin, from June 8-16 when they will be up against lower ranked opposition as they bid to reach the final stage of qualifying for Tokyo 2020. A new state-of-the-art hockey pitch will be laid at the Dublin university, to host the...

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