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INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY LEGENDS DESCEND ON IRELAND TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE 2017 HOME NATIONS TOURNAMENT This weekend Home Nations in Three Rock Rovers in Marley from Friday 23rd to Sun 25th. 19 teams competing in 5 age categories, O40, O45s, O50s, O55s and O60s. From O40s to O55s, the teams competing are Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. In the ... Read More »

Irish Hockey Team announced for World League Semi Finals

Graham Shaw, head coach of the Irish women’s hockey team, has announced his squad of 18 players for the World League Semi Finals in Johannesburg (8-23 July). World League offers the side the chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in London, in doing so they would become the first Irish women’s team to play at a world cup ... Read More »

McNeill Names U16 Hockey Squad

Irish Coach Alison McNeill has named her squad for the 6 Nations Tournament in Terassa, Barcelona from 17/23 July 2017.  In the build up the girls will travel to Glasgow to play 3 tests against Scotland from 7/19 July before departing for Spain on July 14th.  Coach McNeill went on to say “Selection has been very challenging due to the ... Read More »

Ireland happy with preformances in Berlin

Ireland 2 (McCay, Mullan) Korea 1 (Cheon) The opening half was a much tighter affair than the last time these two sides met, on that occasion Korea sauntered into half time 3-0 up before the Green Army ran out victors in a penalty shootout, thanks to 2 goals in the final 60 seconds of the match. The opening 30 minutes ... Read More »

Green Army Crash to Clinical China

Ireland 2 (Watkins, Upton) China 5 ( Liang, Zhong, Peng, Sun, Zhang) On Friday evening, there wasn’t much to suggest the 7-place gap between these two sides in the world rankings in the opening half but China were clinical when taking advantage of loose passes and interceptions in the second 30 minutes and walked away 5-2 victors, a score line ... Read More »

Ireland’s first ever win over Germany

Boom! The @IreWomenHockey goals from @AnnaOF and @katiemullan11 vs Germany this evening #irishhockey — The Hook (@hookhockey) June 15, 2017 Ireland 2 (O’Flanagan, Mullan) Germany 1 ( Teschke) Ireland produced a superb win over Germany, courtesy of Katie Mullan’s winner two minutes from time to beat the 2016 Olympic bronze medalists in Berlin. The team’s captain touched in Hannah ... Read More »

Irish Hockey Team announced for Berlin 4 Nations

The Green Army’s preparation for World League in Johannesburg continues as Head Coach Graham Shaw announces his squad for 4 Nations in Berlin from 15/18 June. “We have decided to bring 20 players to Berlin for the 4 Nations due to the tightness of the selection for WL3 in South Africa.   “Germany (WR 7th), Korea (WR 9th) and China (WR ... Read More »

Second defeat for Ireland

USA 2 ( Vittese, Shealy) Ireland 0 Ireland played their second test against the World Ranked No. 6 USA in Lancaster on Friday evening, USA were the more dominant team. In first quarter with Irish Keeper Grace O Flanagan the busier of the two keepers made a top class save to leave the game scoreless. US had one penalty corner ... Read More »

Team announced for USA 3 match series

The Green Army’s preparation for World League in Johannesburg is continuing at break-neck speed as the team are set for a 3-match series against the USA at the end of May and Head Coach Graham Shaw has announced his squad for the series. Sitting at 6th in the world, the USA are a team that demand respect and frequently play ... Read More »

Connacht Masters Hockey win Interprovincial Championship

by Emer Concannon and Tara Browne Having come second in the Interprovincial Masters Championships for the last two years running, the Connacht O45 women’s team travelled to Cork with high expectations of going one better this year, although of the 15 players who travelled only two had ever won an interprovincial title and they had won these titles whilst playing for ... Read More »


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