Introduction to Hockey

Hockey for men first appeared on the Olympic programme in 1908, which England won. It then disappeared off the schedule until 1920 and has been part of the games ever since. Women’s hockey was introduced in 1980. In Beijing 2008 the women's competition was increased from 10 to 12 teams; the same number that compete in the men's tournament. For contact details of Irish Hockey Association please click on Full story

Irish Hockey Men qualify for Rio

The Olympics dreams of not only a team but an entire sporting community have finally come true after a 107 year wait. The Irish men’s hockey team have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics thanks to Australia’s 3-2 victory in the Oceania Cup. Australia had already qualified for Rio and as such Ireland were the […]

Men’s Hockey Team Make History

Congratulations again to the Ireland men’s hockey team who defeated England, 5th in the world, and won a bronze medal at the Eurohockey Championships for the first time ever! The win also means Ireland finish 3 places above their seeded position in a tournament that has 4 of the worlds top 5 teams. Anytime Ireland face England, […]

Men’s Hockey Team in Euro Semi Final

Congratulations to the Ireland Men’s Hockey Team who came through a pulsating 2-2 draw with Belgium to make history by reaching the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships for the first time. Going into the final Pool B game, Ireland’s qualification fate was in the balance, as they were level on points with Belgium, but held […]

Ireland denied by Olympic Champions

Facing the current European and Olympic gold medallists was always going to be a tough task for Craig Fulton’s squad but it took the Germans 54 minutes before they could find a crack in the Irish defence. A Florian Fuchs wonder goal in the 56th minute sealed the German victory but the Green Machine can […]

Irish Hockey Euro Squad Announced

Head Coach Craig Fulton has named his 18-man team that will compete at the upcoming Eurohockey Championships in London (August 21st-30th). Fulton has named an experienced team with Eugene Magee and Ronan Gormley having well over 400 caps between them. Fulton’s team recently finished 5th at World League in Antwerp, 2 places higher than their […]

Ireland defeat Pakistan in World League

Ireland men’s hockey team moved a step closer to the 2016 Olympics with a 1-0 victory over Pakistan in the World League tournament in Antwerp. Alan Sothern scored the only goal in the first minute of the fourth quarter to book Ireland’s place in Sunday’s fifth-place play-off. Victory against Malaysia or France will boost the […]

Winning start for Irish Hockey

Congratulations to the Ireland women’s hockey team who got off to a great start by defeating South Africa in Valencia. Nikki Evans’ hat trick inspired Ireland to an opening game 4-1 win over South Africa, starting their Hockey World League semi-final in style in Valencia. She took just five minutes to break the deadlock, ghosting […]

Gormley set to reach 200 Caps

Ronan Gormley is set to become the first male hockey player to reach 200 Irish international caps when he lines out for the national team against the Olympic champions, Germany, next Monday in Krefeld.   It will be the first of two ties against the Germans as Ireland, coached by Craig Fulton, ramp up their preparations […]

Ireland through to World League 3

Congratulations once again to the Ireland Women’s Hockey Team. Aine Connery’s nerveless penalty saw Ireland land the World League Round 2 title at Belfield, completing a perfect week with a final victory over Canada. It came at the end of a pulsating final that ended 1-1, Nikki Evans and Holly Stewart netting close range goals […]

Men’s Hockey WL3 now set for Belgium

Following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events in Singapore, San Diego and Cape Town, we can now reveal the line-ups for the men’s Semi-Final (Round 3) events that will take place in Buenos Aires (ARG) and Antwerp (BEL) later this year. The Semi-Final phase really is the business end of the Hockey World League, where […]
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