Saturday, August 8, 2020

Ireland Womens Hockey

HWC2018: Ireland Women's Hockey team fall 1-0 to England
Ireland fall 1-0 to world number 2 England despite superb defensive effort throughout. England certainly edged the possession stats in the opening exchanges and it was their captain Alex Danson that drew the first save of the game but Ayeisha McFerran continued her fine form and booted the ball clear....
HWC2018: Ireland and Netherlands ready for the World Cup finals
At 16:30 (BST) on Sunday 5 August, Ireland and Netherlands will create their own history as they go head to head in the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup London 2018 final. Netherlands will be looking to retain the prize they won back in The Hague in 2014 and in doing so...
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It was always going to be a tough task against the world number 1 side in sweltering heat but the Green Army were in their usual determined form. The opening goal came in a crowded circle in the 7thminute when Lidewij Welten spun her marker and shot home from close...
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...
Day One of the FIH Series Finals in Banbridge saw Korea, France, Ireland and the Czech women make excellent starts to their respective campaigns. The competition started with the intriguing meeting between the Korean women and the Ukraine women. The Korean women who have entered the tournament as the second highest...
Anna O'Flanagan with Amanda Woodcroft 2/11/2019
Head Coach Sean Dancer has selected the squad which will be travelling to South Africa in January. The squad leaves on the 16th of January with matches against Germany and South Africa arranged during the trip, although exact match dates are yet to be confirmed. The trip will provide...
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...
The Ireland women's hockey team started their FIH Hockey Series Finals tournament on a bright note as they defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the opening match on Saturday. The Irish players, who have gained massive confidence after their silver finish at the World Cup last year, continued to show a strong...
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...
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...
Ireland Hockey Team
Favourites Ireland produced yet another clinical performance to maul minnows Singapore 11-0, registering their third consecutive win at the women's FIH Series Finals hockey tournament in Banbridge. The World Cup silver medallist, backed by a boisterous home crowd, were no match for their less-fancied opponent as they controlled the proceedings. As expected,...
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...
Korean womens Hockey Team
Korean women lived up to their billing and thrashed hosts Ireland 3-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament in Banbridge. Coming into the tournament as second favourites, the Korean women played like champions and remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. After a barren three quarters, Korea's...
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...
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...

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