# Hockey Ireland

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# go well
Olympian and World Cup silver medallist Hannah Matthews calls time on glittering Ireland career
‘There’s things I’ve put on hold and people who have put their lives on hold for me,’ said the 157-cap Loreto woman.
# tae think again
Ireland rue missed chances as Scotland overturn 2-0 deficit to reach EuroHockey II final
‘It has to stop happening and we have to get across the line in this type of game,’ said coach Mark Tumilty.
# on ice
'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'
Katie Mullan, Sean Dancer and the Irish hockey team have had their Olympic dream put on hold.
# tokyo 2020
'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance'
Chloe Watkins and the Ireland women’s hockey team are within touching distance of their Olympic dream. There’s no going back now.
# tokyo 2020
'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook
The World Cup silver medallists will take on Canada at Energia Park this November.
# Road to Tokyo
Donnybrook rugby stadium an option to host Ireland's Olympic qualifier
Hockey Ireland have been in talks with Leinster Rugby over the use of the venue in November.
# Olympic qualifier
Home advantage key for Ireland on road to Tokyo but uncertainty remains over venue
Sean Dancer’s side will host Canada in November but the team still do not know where the two-legged tie will be played.
# tokyo 2020
Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs
The two-legged ties will take place at the end of October/early November.
# tokyo 2020
Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw
The draw takes place in Switzerland tomorrow.
# Road to Tokyo
Ireland's potential Olympic qualifier opponents confirmed ahead of draw
Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams will be in the pot on Monday week.
# Trap door
Ireland suffer European Championships relegation after heavy Wales defeat
It was a sobering afternoon for the Green Machine in Antwerp.
# the green army
O'Flanagan strikes late to give Ireland priceless win over Belgium
Sean Dancer’s side have taken a big step towards retaining their European Hockey Championships status.
# European Championships
Ireland teetering on the brink of relegation after narrow defeat to England
Alexander Cox’s side need to beat Wales on Saturday to have any chance of retaining their European Championship status.
# European Championships
Ireland drop into relegation battle as Germany show their class
Alexander Cox’s side were beaten in this afternoon’s European Hockey Championships clash.
# European Championships
Dancer's Ireland cut loose against Belarus to set up German showdown
The Green Army scored 11 in Antwerp this afternoon to get their European Hockey Championships campaign back on track.
# harsh lesson
Ireland suffer heavy defeat to Netherlands in European opener
The reigning champions were far too strong for Alexander Cox’s men in Antwerp.
# all or nothing
Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream
Shane O’Donoghue, Stephen Cole and Daragh Walsh talk about putting their lives on hold to pull on the green jersey.
# Green army
New coach Dancer names first squad as Ireland head for European Championships
Nikki Evans is back in the fold for the upcoming tournament in Belgium.
# the green army
A year since London, Ireland continue to move forward on long road to Tokyo
Ireland defender Hannah Matthews looks ahead to next month’s European Hockey Championships.
# Dutch Gold
Ireland's World Cup hero earns move to Dutch club for next season
Ayeisha McFerran has joined Kampong SV after completing her studies in America.
# Road to Tokyo
Harte a big loss through injury as Ireland gear up for crucial Euro Championships
Head coach Alexander Cox has named his squad for next month’s tournament in Belgium.
'A very special moment': Sharpshooter O'Donoghue makes history in style
The 26-year-old yesterday became the first Irish hockey player to score 100 international goals.
# Moving Forward
'There is winning and there's learning, and this is a massive learning for us'
Ireland captain Katie Mullan thanked the home crowd for their support throughout the FIH Series tournament in Banbridge.
# Win or Learn
'I'd almost want to play again tomorrow to rectify some of the mistakes'
Ireland’s FIH Final Series campaign ended on a disappointing note at Banbridge on Sunday.
# fih final series
Ireland stunned by Korea in front of sold-out Banbridge crowd
Gareth Grundie’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat in Sunday’s FIH Series final.
# marching on
Home support and set-piece strength key to Ireland's Olympic bid
The Green Army face Korea in this afternoon’s FIH Series final at Banbridge.
# Green army
'These are the days we train for and the moments we put all our lives into'
Ireland have taken a significant step on the road to Tokyo 2020.
# One Step Closer
Ireland dare to dream as Grundie's side book place in Olympic play-off tie
A place in the FIH Final Series decider assures the Green Army of a shot at Tokyo 2020 qualification.
# 2020 Olympics
'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here'
Ireland begin their quest to qualify for a second consecutive Olympic Games in France on Saturday morning.
# 2020 vision
'We knew we had to put on a show': Ireland close in on semi-final berth
After two wins over the weekend, the World Cup finalists are moving through the gears at Banbridge.
# fih final series
O'Flanagan hat-trick helps clinical Ireland put Czech Republic to the sword
The home side made it two wins from two in their FIH Final Series campaign in Banbridge.
# Road to Tokyo
Sibling rivalry drives multi-talented Hawkshaws to international success
Sarah Hawkshaw enjoyed an excellent tournament debut for Ireland on Saturday, with younger brother David watching on.
# fih final series
Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo
The World Cup finalists recorded a narrow victory over Malaysia in their FIH Final Series opener at Banbridge.
# The Duke
Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream
Deirdre Duke and Ireland begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign on home soil today.
# the green army
'There is no room for error and we know that. We're excited by the pressure'
A golden summer will count for nothing if Ireland fail to take the first steps towards Tokyo 2020 on home soil this month.
# Interview
'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'
Still only 21, Elena Tice is fast approaching a century of caps for the Ireland women’s hockey team. She has made sacrifices and brave decisions, but is now closer than ever to achieving her sporting dreams.
# Trading Places
'It's a very interesting and weird situation with two coaches swapping countries'
New Ireland women’s hockey coach Sean Dancer wants to build on the job Graham Shaw has done after the pair swapped jobs.
# Financial Support
Major step forward for Ireland as new sponsor introduces player bursaries
The long-term investment will provide financial support for 23 players between now and the end of the Tokyo 2020 qualification process.
# Road to Tokyo
Hockey Ireland forced to move Olympic qualifying tournament out of Dublin
A lack of a suitable venue in the capital means the FIH tournament will be played in Banbridge this summer.
# Moving On
Huge shock as Graham Shaw resigns as Ireland women's hockey coach
The World Cup silver medal-winning coach is taking up a role with New Zealand hockey.