Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ireland Hockey

Ireland women set out on Hockey World Cup path via EuroHockey

Shirley McCay will play her eighth and last EuroHockey Championships campaign as Ireland set out on their Olympic summer, via a hopeful route to the next Hockey World Cup. McCay, 32, is one of 12 Green Army players from the...

‘If there is any hockey team that knows how to deal with adversity, it’s Ireland women’

Sitting on Anna O’Flanagan’s desk are a set of pens that have remained in the packet for almost six years now. In just under a hundred days, she may finally get around to chucking them out, maybe even burn them....

Great Britain Hockey forced to cancel women’s Malaysia tour

Great Britain women have seen Tokyo plans disrupted after their tour to Malaysia was cancelled at the last moment. GB women were due to fly out to Kuala Lumpur on Friday to acclimatise ahead of the Tokyo Games this summer....

Ireland hockey women turn heat up on Tokyo Olympics prep

Ireland midfielder Chloe Watkins says that the recent friendly series win over Great Britain was the perfect temperature check ahead of the Green Army’s Tokyo Olympics campaign. Watkins played a leading hand in Ireland’s three-match series victory over GB in...

Ireland and Great Britain share spoils, next stop Tokyo Olympics

Ireland women's captain Katie Mullan had admitted that this three-match SoftCo hockey series was as good as shaping up to "tournament intensity" before Tuesday's final game. Indeed, the fourth quarter in Belfast of the final match had all the hallmarks...

SoftCo Hockey Series: Ireland notch notable win over Great Britain

How significant will this 2-1 win be for Ireland women? With a European Championships and Olympic Games to come this summer, in any other sport the microscope would be out on these two sides with this SoftCo series played...

SoftCo Hockey series: Great Britain take opening honours against Ireland

Giselle Ansley, returning to the side for the first time since late 2019, missed a penalty stroke before carving Ireland's defence apart with a 50-metre pass for Great Britain's winner on Saturday. In the opening match of the series...

Ireland ‘friendlies’ await with GB women finally on road to Tokyo

The Ireland v Great Britain matches over the next four days may be billed as uncapped, friendly hockey matches, but come push back they will be anything but. "I don't think any match we have played is a friendly," joked...

Ireland’s Green Army make changes for GB matches

Zoe Wilson, seen as a key cog in Hockey Ireland women's squad, looks set to miss the Tokyo Olympics after an ACL injury. Wilson, 24, picked up the injury on the Green Army's trip to Spain earlier this year. With...

GB Hockey women take strong squad for Ireland matches

GB women's coach Mark Hager has taken his near-to-full national programme to Belfast for a three-match series against Ireland, which starts this weekend. Hager has 25 players at his disposal - a rare commodity since the Australian took over...
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Tokyo Olympic hockey could have 5,000 Japanese fans

The opening match of the Olympic hockey competition could see up to 5,000 local fans attend when Japan men...
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