Friday, February 23, 2024

Ireland Hockey

After retiring, David Fitzgerald answers Ireland hockey’s call to arms U-turn

In September, after 13 years in the international fold, David Fitzgerald called time on his Ireland career. He officially announced his retirement on Sep 23. The memories came thick and fast on social media. Yet, two months later, he was...

Ireland men set sights on reaching hockey’s FIH Pro League

The road towards a spot in Pro League is the aim for Ireland men’s head coach Mark Tumilty, who has announced his travelling squad for the first FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup next week. Ireland will compete in Pool A...

EY Ireland continues as main sponsor of hockey leagues

The Irish Hockey League has been bolstered on the eve of the new season after EY Ireland continued its official sponsorship for three years. The EY Irish Hockey League (EYHL), with 10 men and women’s teams, is scheduled to take...

Ireland beat South Africa to set up Hockey World Cup ranking match high

Amsterdam -- The logistics of hosting a World Cup in two countries, as well as the competition format, were laid bare on Sunday when South Africa, who finished third in their group, were forced into a game to decide...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: underdogs Chile produce big shock to beat Ireland

Amsterdam -- Chile’s Devils didn’t put on a totally red hot performance but they had enough spice to produce this Women’s World Cup’s first shock result as the 2018 finalists ultimately failed to pounce on numerous corner routine opportunities...

Ireland hope to repel underdogs Chile at Women’s Hockey World Cup

Amsterdam -- Ireland women know all about upsets and seismic World Cup shocks. The Green Army will on Tuesday (1pm Irish time) hope to repel one of their own against Chile, the lowest ranked team here. While the Irish were...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Dutch start defence in style over Ireland

Tears rolled down Eva de Goede's cheeks ahead of the Netherlands' defence of their title. The Dutch then rolled over an Irish side in what was a repeat of the 2018 final. At a rocking Wagener Stadium, Ireland faced...

Ireland and hockey Olympian Peter Caruth comes out as gay

Peter Caruth, who has 142 caps for Ireland, has become the first Green Machine men's hockey international to come out as gay. Caruth made the announcement on Instagram. "I came out as GAY shortly before the Christmas break! I know,...

‘We have a signed Ukranian flag by soldiers which travels everywhere with us’

Two and a half months later than hoped, the Irish women’s development squad were looking forward to taking the field with their Ukraine counterparts on Thursday night, writes Stephen Findlater. It is part of the Uniphar Five Nations tournament which...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Ireland set sights on holders Netherlands

"Anything is possible at a World Cup," said Ireland women's coach Sean Dancer. Ireland should know, four years ago they reached the World Cup final. They begin their campaign early next month against the defending champions, co-hosts the Netherlands, with...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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