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#Irish Hockey

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced

Graham Shaw’s side will begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign against Malaysia in June.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'It was the right time to have ownership of my life again'

Paula Fitzpatrick became the latest member of the Ireland women’s rugby team to step back from the sport to seek new challenges in her life.

# irish-hockey - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Olympic-focused Ireland set for packed schedule as they bid to build on World Cup

Lizzie Colvin and Shirley McCay are back in Graham Shaw’s squad ahead of the crucial Tokyo qualifying tournament.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'It was the best moment of any of our lives, and none of us will ever forget it'

A documentary on Ireland’s magical Women’s Hockey World Cup campaign airs on BBC tomorrow night.

# irish-hockey - Friday 21 December, 2018

Two of Ireland's World Cup stars nominated for world hockey awards

Ayeisha McFerran and Elena Tice have been shortlisted for two end-of-season FIH accolades.

# irish-hockey - Monday 17 December, 2018

Barr twins among four uncapped players as Shaw's Ireland return to action

16 of the World Cup panel included for January trip to Chile.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Christmas Day session, Olympic dreams and becoming female role models

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly wants to help inspire the next generation of female athletes.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Graham Shaw beats Joe Schmidt to win RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year

Meanwhile, European gold medal winning gymnast Rhys McClenaghan was named RTÉ Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year.

# irish-hockey - Friday 14 December, 2018

Irish hockey's Tokyo 2020 preparations boosted by new €600,000 pitch

The facility will be located at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown.

# irish-hockey - Friday 7 December, 2018

'I feel empty because you never get used to losing. It's painful'

Alexander Cox said he is proud of his Ireland team after they bowed out of the World Cup at the hands of England.

Ireland's World Cup dream fails to take off as Cox's men bow out after England defeat

Goals from Chris Cargo and Shane O’Donoghue not enough for the Green Machine in India.

Going home or going through? Ireland and England set for World Cup showdown

Alexander Cox’s side require a draw to advance through to the Men’s Hockey World Cup play-offs.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Frustrating China stalemate leaves Ireland facing do-or-die England showdown

Alexander Cox’s side were left to rue their inaccuracy and profligacy in today’s Pool B encounter.

# irish-hockey - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ireland push top-ranked Australia all the way in World Cup opener

Alexander Cox’s side fell just short of picking up a big result in their tournament opener in India.

# irish-hockey - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'It was surreal. I could have hugged the doctor, but managed to restrain myself'

David Harte was told he wouldn’t play at Ireland’s first World Cup in 28 years, but he has managed to get back to full fitness to captain the Green Machine in India.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'We're not going to use the excuse of being amateur athletes. We'll give it a right crack' Dare To Dream This post contains videos

'We're not going to use the excuse of being amateur athletes. We'll give it a right crack'

Ahead of the upcoming World Cup, Irish hockey star Shane O’Donoghue joined us to chat about the tournament, trying to emulate the women’s team and playing in Belgium.

# irish-hockey - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Huge relief as Ireland captain Harte receives all-clear for World Cup

It was initially feared the Cork native suffered a broken leg.

# irish-hockey - Monday 29 October, 2018

Ireland get Four Nations Tournament up and running in Valencia with victory against England

Goals from Daragh Walsh and Mitch Darling saw Gareth Kidd’s men overcome England 2-1 on Sunday.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'We're going to dream big': Ireland take inspiration from women's World Cup success

New head coach Alexander Cox has targeted reaching the quarter-finals at next month’s Hockey World Cup in India.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

New Ireland coach Cox names squad for first World Cup in 28 years

The Green Machine face Australia, China and England in next month’s tournament.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'I feel like I'm doing something for him that I never got the chance to do when he was around'

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly on the recent World Cup success and going back in time to pay tribute to her father.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'

There are sporting upsets and then there is the story of the Irish women’s hockey team at the World Cup. This is what it meant to those involved.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'We don't want to take the medals off because then you're back to reality' Dream Come True This post contains videos

'We don't want to take the medals off because then you're back to reality'

One of the stars of Ireland’s historic World Cup silver medal-winning squad, Chloe Watkins, visited The42 HQ this afternoon.

# irish-hockey - Monday 13 August, 2018

Hockey the big winner as breakdown of additional €1.5 million funding revealed

17 national sporting bodies to benefit from injection of funding ahead of 2020 Olympics.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'The turning point': Ex-Ireland rugby international played a key role in World Cup success

Gary Longwell’s work with the women’s hockey team as a performance coach has been widely praised.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Funding the key issue but Shaw wants 'creative solutions' to drive Irish hockey forward

Facilities for training and more time together as a group identified as priorities as the Green Army turn their attention to qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

# irish-hockey - Monday 6 August, 2018

Ireland hold their heads high after bringing the nation on their magical journey

‘We’ve now put ourselves on the map of where we want to be.’

'The support was incredible. It was like we were playing in Dublin, Belfast or Cork'

Thousands of Irish fans took over London’s Lee Valley Stadium yesterday to witness a memorable sporting occasion.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Ireland's hockey heroes to be welcomed home with civic reception in Dublin

Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council organise public event for Bank Holiday Monday.

Ireland's fairytale World Cup ends with historic silver as Dutch class tells

The defending champions proved too strong for Ireland, as Shaw’s side finish as World Cup runners-up.

As it happened: Ireland v Netherlands, Women's Hockey World Cup final

Could Ireland pull off one more major shock and complete the fairytale campaign?

'I've been asking the Dutch for three years for a bloody game. They don't have a choice now'

Graham Shaw and Ireland are relishing a crack at the defending world champions today.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Ireland's golden generation make the impossible dream a reality

The magical run to the World Cup final has been no fluke, rather the result of years of hard work and sacrifice.

Ireland in dreamland as Graham Shaw’s history-makers advance to first-ever World Cup final

Gillian Pinder held her nerve to score the decisive penalty in another dramatic shootout victory in London.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 8 July, 2018

'These players give every single day of their lives to the sport. They deserve this'

After several near misses, it has been a long and emotional journey back to the World Cup for Ireland.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Ireland unveil squad for first World Cup appearance in 16 years at London 2018

Excitement builds as Graham Shaw’s side begin their final preparations for a landmark tournament.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'If Ireland get to the top five in the world, are we still amateur? At what point does it change?' Ned

'If Ireland get to the top five in the world, are we still amateur? At what point does it change?'

After overseeing a period of remarkable growth and success for Irish hockey, including qualification for the Olympics, Craig Fulton is stepping down to start a new challenge.

# irish-hockey - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Big blow for Irish hockey as long-serving coach steps down in World Cup year Ned

Big blow for Irish hockey as long-serving coach steps down in World Cup year

Craig Fulton is moving on to take up a position with the Belgium national team.

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