Wednesday, June 23, 2021

EuroHockey

Danny Kerry: Focusing on Euro Hockey title not Olympics is key

Danny Kerry, England men’s coach, says that not treating the EuroHockey as Olympic preparation has put his side best-placed for title glory. England, the only team in the men’s competition with a 100 per cent record from the Pool stages,...

Euro Hockey 2021: Adam Dixon ready for last England salvos

Captain Adam Dixon will use his last two games in an England shirt to "throw it all out there" as he leads out his country in the EuroHockey Championships semi-finals on Thursday against old rivals Germany. Buoyant England men stand...

Euro Hockey 2021: England women crash out of medal contention

For 55 minutes, England women had looked to be stuttering towards an early Pool exit. Then came the dramatic denouement, which first saw England take a barely believable lead and one step towards the semi-finals before Belgium's Red Panthers...

EuroHockey 2021: Germany aim to quell comebacks

Germany men's plans for their semi-final against England? Precision preparation, obviously, coupled with a heavy dose of how to overcome a lack of penalty corner penetration and a worrying trend of shipping goals and being forced into herculean comebacks. On...

Euro Hockey 2021: England men thwart Spain onslaught for double delight

Trust the venerable Wagener Stadium to thrust hockey back to what it does best in the traditional 11-a-side game. After a few weeks of FIH Congress conjecture, Pro League longevity talk and Hockey 5s controversy, it was a balmy, bonkers...

EuroHockey 2021: Belgium win marks rise as World Cup berth secured

As if to highlight Belgium's rise up the rankings over the last decade, the Red Lions overturned their heaviest defeat at the EuroHockey to mark their own winning margin record against Russia on Tuesday, writes Richard Bright. In 2009, they...

EuroHockey 2021: Chloe Watkins set to lock horns against dad’s No 1 fan

Chloe Watkins joked that Spanish rival Gigi Oliva is her dad's No.1 fan ahead of Ireland's crunch EuroHockey Pool encounter on Wednesday. Ireland women's tight win over Scotland set up a showdown with Spain on Wenesday where victory should put...

EuroHockey 2021: England women’s campaign goes to the wire

The fast-paced nature of the EuroHockey Championships was laid bare on Monday as England, sitting pretty atop Pool A in the morning after a fine opening win against Italy, suddenly saw their campaign venture to the wire as the...

EuroHockey 2021: Naomi Carroll keeps Ireland women alive

A game which marked the 1,000th in EuroHockey Championship history also saw Naomi Carroll score her first Irish goal in 1,098 days as the Green Army kept a first semi-final berth firmly alive. Carroll netted a 46th minute winner to...

EuroHockey 2021: Wales’ Jacob Draper ready for Holland battle

When Wales run out for their final Pool game, they will do so against a tide of Oranje colour and, more importantly, the chance to qualify for a remarkable EuroHockey semi-final slot. “We will go out all guns blazing,”...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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