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#Irish Hockey

# irish-hockey - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

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.

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.

# irish-hockey - Monday 9 September, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw

The draw takes place in Switzerland tomorrow.

# irish-hockey - Friday 30 August, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Mullan strikes late to secure Ireland's top-tier status at European Hockey Championships

The 3-2 win also ensures Ireland Women’s place in the 2021 edition of the tournament.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Ireland suffer European Championships relegation after heavy Wales defeat

It was a sobering afternoon for the Green Machine in Antwerp.

# irish-hockey - Friday 23 August, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Ireland drop into relegation battle as Germany show their class European Championships This post contains videos

Ireland drop into relegation battle as Germany show their class

Alexander Cox’s side were beaten in this afternoon’s European Hockey Championships clash.

# irish-hockey - Monday 19 August, 2019

Dancer's Ireland cut loose against Belarus to set up German showdown European Championships This post contains videos

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.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Ireland suffer heavy defeat to Netherlands in European opener

The reigning champions were far too strong for Alexander Cox’s men in Antwerp.

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream All Or Nothing This post contains videos

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.

# irish-hockey - Monday 12 August, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 4 August, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Monday 17 June, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 16 June, 2019

'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.

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.

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.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 15 June, 2019

'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.

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.

# irish-hockey - Friday 14 June, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Monday 10 June, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Sunday 9 June, 2019

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.

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.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 8 June, 2019

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.

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.

# irish-hockey - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'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.

# irish-hockey - Monday 20 May, 2019

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.

# 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.

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