Hockey

Roisin Upton named in Irish Hockey side ahead of World Cup Qualifying competition in Pisa

By Jack Neville / October 12, 2021 /

Irish women’s coach Sean Dancer has named an 18-player central panel and two travelling reserves ahead next week’s World Cup qualifying competition in Pisa. Limerick’s Roisin Upton is included in the central panel that panel features 15 of the squad that travelled to the Olympic Games in July with Niamh Carey, Erin Getty and Ellen…

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Tumilty’s Green Machine ready to crank back into action in Poland

By Mark Reilly / August 12, 2021 /

Twenty-two months on, Irish head coach Mark Tumilty is excited to finally hit the turf on Sunday night with a first capped fixture since November 2019’s ill-fated Olympic qualifiers in Vancouver.  The Green Machine face hosts Poland at 7pm (Irish time) on day one of the EuroHockey Championship II in Gniezno with a new look…

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HOCKEY: Heartbreak for Ireland as last minute India goal hampers chances of reaching the quarter final

By Joe Saunders / July 30, 2021 /

Ireland’s hockey team face an uphill battle to qualify for the quarter finals of the Olympics following their 1-0 defeat against India in the early hours of Friday morning. Navneet Kaur’s 57th minute winning goal denied the Green Army what would have been a crucial point at the Oi Stadium in their penultimate Pool A…

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Hockey the highlight as Upton and co face India: Team Ireland Olympic schedule Friday July 30th

By Mark Reilly / July 29, 2021 /

Friday Kicks off with Team Ireland partaking in golf as Rory McIlroy tees off at 12.25am, with Shane Lowry following up as he will begin his round at 12.41am. Daniel Wiffen will begin his 1,500m heat at 11.48am while Danielle Hill Swims in her 50m freestyle heat at 11.38am. Ireland Women’s Hockey side will look…

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HOCKEY: Valiant Ireland taste defeat to Germany but qualification hopes still remain

By Joe Saunders / July 28, 2021 /

The Ireland hockey team lost out to Germany in their third game of the Olympic campaign on a scoreline of 4-2. Sean Dancer’s side produced a big second-half comeback but it wasn’t enough against one of the tournament favourites. With games left against India and Great Britain, there’s crucially still a chance to advance to…

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PREVIEW: Róisín Upton and Ireland ‘focused’ on Germany clash in early hours of Wednesday morning

By Joe Saunders / July 27, 2021 /

Limerick’s Róisín Upton and her Ireland teammates will once again be in action at 04:15 (our time) in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Ireland hockey side face off against Germany in the third game of Pool A in their Tokyo campaign. The game will be shown live on RTÉ2. Sean Dancer’s side won…

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Netherlands late flurry sees Ireland taste defeat in Tokyo

By Mark Reilly / July 26, 2021 /

Ireland Women’s Hockey side fell to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of world number one side Netherlands at the Oi Stadium on day two of the Olympic hockey tournament. The first goal of the game came after only eight minutes through Felice Alber. Ireland showed grit throughout the game and proved difficult to break…

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Limerick’s Olympians: Roisin Upton gunning for gold with the Irish Women’s Hockey Team

By Mark Reilly / July 21, 2021 /

Limerick will be represented by a number of athletes at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo in the form of Roisin Upton, Carolyn Hayes, Sarah Lavin and Greg O’Shea. Greg O’Shea Carolyn Hayes Sarah Lavin Upton is a part of the Irish Women’s Hockey Team who will be competing in a first ever Olympics. Janesboro…

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Roisin Upton selected on Irish Women’s Hockey team for Tokyo Olympics

By Jack Neville / June 21, 2021 /

Limerick’s Roisin Upton is named on the 16-woman strong squad for the Olympics next month. Team Ireland has officially selected the hockey team of sixteen players who will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The players were announced on the back of the EuroHockey Championships which took place in Amsterdam last week.…

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How Ireland can still qualify for the 2022 Hockey World Cup

By Joe Saunders / June 10, 2021 /

Following the 1-1 draw with Spain on Wednesday, the Irish hockey team narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot in the European Championships through having an inferior goal difference to the Spaniards. The semi-final spot would’ve also ensured qualification to the 16-team World Cup in Amsterdam and Spain next summer. Unfortunately for Sean Dancer’s side,…

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