Latest News | The Hockey Paper - Part 20

Hockey World Cup: Mature England set up Argentina clash

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Sam Ward, tweeting from home, predicted the right result, George Pinner cartwheeled in delight, there were two World Cup debut …

Hockey World Cup: Barry Middleton hails England in ‘crazy’ win over Ireland

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Midfielder Barry Middleton hailed the cool heads of his England team-mates after they won through 4-2 in a breathless and wild …

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. …

Hockey World Cup: ‘England and Ireland playing chess would see interest!’

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Defender Conor Harte believes Ireland can make all the right moves in today’s crucial World Cup clash against England. A …

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: 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 …