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England v Ireland Hockey World Cup: Young crop are old hands, says Ian Sloan

England co-captain Ian Sloan believes that the young guns can have a “positive impact” on the older heads’ World Cup hopes against Ireland. …

England and Ireland put ties on hold at Hockey World Cup

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Defender Mark Gleghorne will put family ties on hold on Friday when England play Ireland, with the loser exiting the …

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: 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: 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

A remarkable world caps record in sight, Barry Middleton should rightly be feted as one of world hockey’s greats. Rod Gilmour reports With four World …

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 …

2014 Hockey World Cup review: England expected … well much more

The Hockey Paper looks back to England’s campaigns at the 2014 tournament in The Hague, which saw the men finish just outside the medals following a …