In May 2020 work began with collating the women’s International information into one database. We had the famous Black Book with information from 1896 to 1990, match sheets from 1990 onwards and the Tournament Management System (TMS) introduced by the FIH in 2014, bringing together team lists for over a 1000 matches. The men’s international database began its work nearly 20 years ago and it is pretty much up to date. This work also prompted a working group to be set up managing the Irish Hockey History Project whose purpose is to gather and preserve the many interesting facts and figures of Irish Hockey. Peter Agnew, who is behind the Irish Hockey Archive Facebook Page, has already collected a wealth of information and artefacts and is part of this team.

We are asking the hockey community for your help. If you have an area of particular interest, are you a former international with paper clippings in an album at home, do you have interesting information about your Club, University or Province, whatever it may be, we would love to hear from you and maybe you can help us with this massive project. The contact email is