Entries by Ireland Hockey

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World Cup and Olympic star Holden confirms her international retirement

Lizzie Holden (née Colvin) has confirmed her retirement from international hockey following a history-making 13-year career that brought World Cup silver, an Olympic appearance and 206 caps. The 31-year-old steps away having made her debut as a teenager, fresh out of Portadown College at a hail-stoning Garryduff at June 2008’s Celtic Cup, finishing off in […]

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Fingal Hockey Development Officer (In partnership with Fingal CoCo and Leinster Hockey)  

Job Description for Fingal Hockey Development Officer (In partnership with Fingal CoCo and Leinster Hockey)   Hockey Ireland (in partnership with Fingal CoCo and Leinster Hockey) are seeking to employ a Development Officer within the Fingal County Council catchment area . Starting in November 2021, the aim of the Fingal Hockey Development Officer (FHDO) is to […]

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Tumilty adds key experience for senior men’s World Cup qualifiers

** Ireland celebrate Sam Hyland’s debut goal against Malaysia. Picture: Billy Pollock Mark Tumilty reckons experience could be key at the win or bust men’s World Cup qualifiers which get underway next week in Cardiff. World number 14 ranked Ireland need to win their first two games – starting off against 23rd rated Russia on Thursday, […]

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Sean Dancer names new look Irish women’s side for World Cup qualifiers

Irish women’s coach Sean Dancer has named an 18-player central panel and two travelling reserves ahead next week’s vital World Cup qualifying competition which takes place in Pisa from October 21st to 24th. The eight-team competition will be played in a knock-out format with only one side earning a place at next summer’s World Cup which […]

HI Development coaches to conduct Preparation and planning webinar on October 27

Hockey Ireland’s national development coaches will conduct a webinar on October 27 at 5pm titled “Preparation and Planning – collectively modernising our approach”. The webinar is designed for coaches working with schools, club and interprovincial teams to enhance understanding of the latest guiding principles for high performance hockey in Ireland. David Passmore, the Irish women’s […]