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#The green machine

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - Friday 7 December, 2018

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.

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - Saturday 4 August, 2018

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.

As it happened: Ireland v Spain, Women's Hockey World Cup semi-final

Could Graham Shaw’s side add another chapter to their magical campaign and reach the gold medal match?

# the-green-machine - Monday 16 July, 2018

'It's unbelievable to play with your best friends, and now we get to play in a World Cup together'

It has been a long time coming, but after years of hard work, sacrifice and pain, Nikki Evans and her Ireland team-mates will realise a career-long dream this Friday.

# the-green-machine - 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.

# the-green-machine - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Ireland paired with reigning world champions and England in tough World Cup draw

The tournament takes place in India this November.

# the-green-machine - Friday 21 July, 2017

Ireland's World Cup dream alive after dramatic shoot-out victory over France

Craig Fulton’s side are one win away from a first World Cup since 1990.

# the-green-machine - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Three and easy! Ireland march into WL final and book place at World Cup qualifiers

Craig Fulton’s men face France in tomorrow’s final in Belfast.

# the-green-machine - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger' The Green Machine This post contains videos

'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger'

At the end of a historic year for Irish hockey, David Harte joined us to look back on 2016 and discuss what’s next for the team.

# the-green-machine - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Ireland are now one of the 10 best hockey teams in the world after the Rio Olympics

Craig Fulton’s side are one of the big movers in the latest world rankings.

# the-green-machine - Thursday 11 August, 2016

History makers! Ireland keep Olympic dream alive with famous win over Canada

An historic day for Irish hockey in Rio.

# the-green-machine - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Down but not out! Germany's class tells but Ireland push Olympic champs all the way

A performance to be proud of against the side ranked third in the world.

# the-green-machine - Friday 25 December, 2015

From nearly men to history makers: Rio only the start of Ireland's journey to the top

As the Irish hockey team prepare for their first ever Olympic Games, we chart their rise from the bottom up.