Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ireland Hockey

Great Britain women to face Ireland in uncapped series

Great Britain, the Olympic women's hockey champions, will travel to Ireland for a three-match uncapped series this month, with coverage live on RTE and BBC Sport. The SoftCo series matches will take place from March 13 at Queen’s University Belfast...

Hockey Ireland curtails domestic leagues due to pandemic

Hockey Ireland has abandoned this year's EY Hockey Leagues due to Covid-19. The decision to curtail the season came after a meeting of the hockey board on Wednesday. A Hockey Ireland statement said: "Following a meeting of the Board on the...

Ireland women satisfied after international hockey return

Ireland women's head coach Sean Dancer expressed his satisfaction at being able to play international hockey again after returning from a five-match friendly series against Spain. Ireland recorded two wins, two draws and a defeat in Murcia against world No.7...

Ireland coach lambasts Hockey World Cup qualifying process

A “complete and utter shambles” is how Ireland men's coach Mark Tumilty views the current qualification process for the next Hockey World Cup. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Tumility says it will now be increasingly difficult for the Green Machine...

Hockey Ireland appoint Lisa Jacob as manager on road to Tokyo 2020

Lisa Jacob, the first Irishwoman to sign a professional contract with a Dutch club, has been appointed as Ireland women's manager. Jacob has plenty of credentials to help Ireland prepare for Tokyo 2020 after accruing 139 caps and scoring 17...

Hockey Ireland appoint Mark Tumilty as full-time men’s coach

Mark Tumilty aims to develop Ireland's brand of attacking hockey after being appointed as full-time men’s coach on Wednesday. Tumilty had been appointed in a short-term role for Ireland's Olympic play-off last year after Dutchman Alexander Cox quit the role...

Irish Hockey League review: YMCA continue superb form

YMCA’s incredible start to the season continued apace as they held off Banbridge at Havelock Park to take a surprise share of top spot with Lisnagarvey after three rounds of the men’s EY Hockey League. Pre-lockdown, they sat in the...

Hockey star Shane O’Donoghue brings coaching platform to Ireland

Irish hockey's record goalscorer Shane O'Donoghue has launched corporate performance coaching organisation Mentally Fit in Ireland. O’Donoghue, 27, along with coach and mentor Graham Merriman have brought the first franchise of the Belgian company to Ireland. The Irishman returned from league...

Kyle Marshall switches from England back to Ireland hockey

Beeston's Kyle Marshall has switched allegiances back to Ireland after briefly playing for England. Marshall, 22, was the latest Ulster-born athlete to harbour ambition of playing for Great Britain following a string of high-calibre players making the move in recent...

Hockey Ireland seeks FIH review of video referral system

Hockey Ireland are seeking for world hockey to review its own video referral system following Ireland men's defeat to Canada which saw them exit the Olympic qualification stages. Canada beat Ireland in October in a shoot-out after the hosts scored...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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