# Hockey

Last month
February 2023
# Opportunity
Ireland will play in World Hockey's Pro League next season
Mark Tumilty’s side replace inaugural Nations Cup champions South Africa in the division.
Last year
# Winner winner
Ireland on brink of European Championships qualification after Mullan grabs winner
Ireland made it two wins from two after a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic.
# Hockey
Ireland off to flying start in EuroHockey Qualifiers
Ireland lead group B after the opening round.
# late winner
Ireland edge out Chile in first Sport Ireland Campus Test match
Luke Madeley’s drag-flick three minutes from time earned Ireland first blood from their five game stint this week.
# Disappointment
Ireland must regroup for World Cup classification matches after defeat to Germany
The Green Army were unable to summon the victory required to reach the knockout stages.
# Tough Loss
Ireland's knock-out hopes hanging by a thread after heartbreaker against Chile
A 1-0 defeat to Chile leaves Ireland in trouble at the World Cup.
# TV
Two of Ireland's Hockey World Cup clashes to be shown on RTÉ News Channel
The Green Army’s Pool A games against Chile and Germany will be shown live.
# Green army
New-look Ireland squad for hockey World Cup as 5 uncapped players included
Sena Dancer has freshened up his panel.
'Tough to manage but good too' - Balancing hockey for Ireland with Croke Park final prep
Ireland hockey captain Katie Mullan is getting ready for an All-Ireland junior decider with Eoghan Rua.
All time
# Wave Goodbye
After 200 caps and a World Cup silver, Ireland star Daly retires
The 33-year-old has earned 200 caps since making her debut in 2010.
# success
'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales
Anna O’Flanagan was the hero on the day.
# Heartbreak
Ireland denied World Cup spot in shoot-out by Wales in Cardiff
The Green Machine miss out on the 2023 showpiece in India.
# Green army
Ireland women's hockey team take step towards World Cup qualification with victory over France
Next up is a semi-final with Belarus on Saturday, following this morning’s 4-1 win in Pisa.
# Wave Goodbye
Ireland legend Colvin retires after 13 years and 206 caps
The 31-year-old has confirmed she is calling it a day.
# History makers
Ireland's 'new chapter' opens at do-or-die World Cup qualifiers after whirlwind summer
‘It’s quite a unique situation to be in, but these opportunities don’t come around very often,’ says Hannah McLoughlin.
# Third Place
Ireland beat Poland to take EuroHockey bronze medal
Teenager Kevin O’Dea scored a double in a 4-2 win.
# Green army
'We have broken the ceiling' - Irish hockey history-makers disappointed but proud after Olympic exit
The Tokyo 2020 dream ended at the hands of Great Britain this afternoon.
# Disappointment
Irish women's hockey team's Olympic dream ends after Great Britain defeat
The Green Army fell to a 2-0 loss.
# Green army
Ireland hockey team suffer huge blow to quarter-final hopes as India strike late
The Green Army conclude their group against reigning champions Great Britain on Friday.
# History makers
'You could see the smiles. It was just fun, and it still feels so surreal'
Ireland goalscorer Sarah Torrans was delighted with her side’s winning start at the Olympic Games.
# it's coming rome
Dancer's Ireland set for Italian job in October for World Cup qualification
With the full focus on the Tokyo Olympics at the minute, all eyes will be on Rome later this year.
# Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay Lightning strike twice in a year to claim back-to-back titles
The Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to take the final series 4-1.
# Stolen
Irish hockey player McFerran seeks return of 'treasured' World Cup medal
McFerran was one of the stars of Ireland’s run to the final in 2018.
# Green army
'Toughest selection' as history-making Irish hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics finalised
Sean Dancer’s panel was announced today ahead of their first Games.
# Green army
Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears
Sean Dancer’s side must bounce back quickly, as they go in search of the last remaining World Cup ticket on offer at this week’s Euros.
# agonisingly close
Ireland denied European semi-final spot on goal difference in draw with Spain
Sean Dancer’s side must now focus on salvaging World Cup qualification.
# Boost
Ireland earn vital win to close in on World Cup qualification
Naomi Carroll’s 46th-minute goal set up a big victory against Scotland.
# Hockey
'We've had three ACLs in 12 months' - Ireland go to Europeans and Olympics minus key stars
Zoe Wilson along with twin sisters, Serena and Bethany Barr have all suffered the dreaded knee injury.
# Green army
McFerran returns as Ireland's final prep for massive summer ramp up with Scotland series
Sean Dancer’s side are gearing up for the European Championships and Olympic Games this summer.
# last minute call
Irish women's hockey squad pull out of trip to Malaysia
It’s the second time in just over a year the trip has been cancelled.
# Ireland Hockey
Upton strikes again as Ireland's series with Great Britain ends in a tie
Upton’s converted penalty stroke was cancelled out by Izzy Petter in the final minutes.
# Road to Tokyo
Watkins and Upton give Ireland huge win against Olympic champions Great Britain
Ireland level three-match Belfast series ahead of Tuesday’s deciding match.
# Hockey
Ireland lose to Olympic champions Great Britain in series opener
Roisin Upton gave Ireland a half-time lead but GB bounced back to win 2-1.
# Green army
Ireland to play first home games since 2019 with Belfast series against Great Britain
The SoftCo Series will see Ireland play Great Britain at Queen’s University on March 13, 14 and 16.
# Green army
Ireland cap productive five-game series in Spain with a draw as road to Tokyo continues
Two wins, two draws and one defeat is a strong return against the world and European bronze medalists.
# twist of fate
The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team
Nicci Daly worked with the Juncos Racing team for two years.
# Hockey
Tumilty will stay on as Ireland men's hockey coach with focus on attacking style
The Banbridge man took over on a short-term basis last year, but has impressed in the role.
# Winner winner
Late Lisnagarvey surge ends 15-year drought for Irish Senior Cup glory and denies UCD dream double
A dramatic comeback victory after a cracker of a final on Lisnagarvey’s home patch.
# Green shoots
'I've probably found this week the hardest' - coping with Tokyo Olympics postponement
Ireland hockey captain Katie Mullan talks to The42 on what would have been the opening week of the Tokyo Olympics.
# mentor
'A huge servant to Irish Hockey': Watkins hails departing manager Boyles
Boyles had worked as both assistant coach and team manager over the past eight years.