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Can Ireland secure their best ever Hockey World Cup position?  

Having qualified for the World Cup only twice before, it is fair to say that men’s hockey in Ireland has rarely made the world take notice. However, since …

Hockey World Cup: Germany down Netherlands in clinical display

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Germany, the two-time champions, charged to a scintillating 4-1 win in their Pool D World Cup clash on Wednesday to underline …

Hockey World Cup: Fine margins shows why three is magic number

Three is the magic number. If you’re old enough or have a passing interest in American hip hop, you might recognise this line from De La Soul’s famous hit …

Hockey World Cup: Australia’s Jake Harvie feels India roots

Kookaburra Jake Harvie has family roots in India and feels relaxed being part of an 18-strong ‘group of mates’ As we saw from the Women’s …

Hockey World Cup: Netherlands can be kings of Kalinga after 20-year hiatus

Greater tests will come for Max Caldas’ side, but already they look in sync at this World Cup to deal with them. Their 7-0 routing of Malaysia was the …

Hockey World Cup: Argentina avoid yellow peril after classic

By Todd Williams | Analysis Just four games in and Argentina and Spain have already produced the game of the tournament with the Olympic champions holding out …

Barry Middleton: Making of an England hockey great

The retiring Barry Middleton should rightly be feted as one of world hockey’s greats. Here, we chart his rise and speak to team-mates, coaches and …

England look to home comforts at Hockey World Cup

England have attempted to ward off sickness by renting their own restaurant at the men’s World Cup. England officials have flown out their own chef for …

Ireland ready to call on women’s success at men’s Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour Ireland men will aim to avoid mystery sub-continent bugs and call upon the spirit of the women side’s heroic summer in their first World …

Plenty to savour for Dutch hockey: 43 unbeaten, Marijn Veen emerges

The Netherlands ended 2018 by remaining the world’s No 1 women’s hockey team in the latest rankings after a record-equalling win on Sunday. The …