Another key component to any preparation is matches; testing your skill and progress against the best in the world. Between now and the Rio Olympics in August, the Green Machine will travel to Great Britain, Germany, Valencia and Argentina to face off against the world’s best teams; many of whom they will face at the Olympic Games. Korea, Canada and The Netherlands will be welcomed to Ireland for 3 match series’ as part of the Green Machine Summer Series.
How do we make this programme happen?
Hockey Ireland receives vital support from the Irish Sports Council and Sport Northern Ireland. But given the preparation required for an Olympic Games there is a €225,000 shortfall in the Green Machines programme budget this year. Preparing for an Olympic Games is a first for the team and our organization, and it’s time for Irish hockey to shine on the worlds stage. Click here to find out more about our Obsessed fundraising campaign.
Let’s put some dates in the diary!
- May 12th-15th Green Machine Travel to Germany for 2 Match Series
- May 31st at 7pm in Dublin Ireland vs Korea
- June 2nd at 7pm in Dublin Ireland vs Korea
- June 4th at 2pm in Dublin Ireland vs Korea
- June 5th at 2pm in Dublin Ireland vs Korea
- June 9th at 7pm in NICS, Stormont Ireland vs Canada
- June 10th at 7pm in NICS, Stormont Ireland vs Canada
- June 12th at 2pm in Dublin Ireland vs Canada
- June 14th at 11:30am in Dublin Ireland vs Canada
- June 27th-July 3rd Green Machine Travel to Valencia for 6 Nations Tournament
- July 4th at 7pm in University College Cork Ireland vs The Netherlands
- July 6th at 7pm in University College Cork Ireland vs The Netherlands