England reached the semi-finals…and Twitter loved it.

A first World Cup win for England over Argentina in nearly 40 years thanks to a 3-2 scoreline took Danny Kerry’s side into the Hockey Men’s World Cup semi-finals. There was plenty of reaction from hockey twitter. Here are a few tweets for your enjoyment! Continue reading

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England see off Los Leones to reach World Cup Semi-Final

Man of the match Liam Ansell described England’s Hockey Men’s World Cup win over Argentina as a “stellar performance” as Danny Kerry’s side came from behind to knock out the Olympic Champions in an absorbing encounter. Continue reading

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Hockey Men’s World Cup: Preview.

The Hockey Men’s World Cup begins on Wednesday 28 November in Bhubaneswar, India, with Belgium and Canada facing off in the first match of hockey’s biggest tournament outside the Olympics.

England’s campaign starts at 1330 on Friday 30 November against China. Head Coach Danny Kerry will be hoping his side can better their fourth place finish from four years ago.  Continue reading

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Waller and Wallace selected for England’s World Cup squad.

Just 42 days after making their senior international debuts, Zach Wallace and Jack Waller have been named in Danny Kerry’s England World Cup squad. The duo, who impressed during the recent Anniversary Internationals against Belgium form part of an 18-strong squad in which 13 players will be competing in their first World Cup. Continue reading

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Forsyth urges Surbiton to make their mark in Europe

Alan Forsyth, the Surbiton striker means business this season. He’s already helped the reigning champions to the top of the league after seven games but whilst he’s got his eye on retaining the domestic title for the third season in a row, the Scotland star has loftier ambitions, too.    Continue reading

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Humble Ward praises Great Britain team mates.

“I was pretty average and I’m not very pleased with my own performance.”

It’s not the statement you’d expect from a player who had just scored twice to fire Great Britain to a 2-1 win over Belgium, reaching 50 international goals in the process, but Sam Ward has high standards these days. Continue reading

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Kerry revels in Great Britain’s “bright future”

Danny Kerry hailed Great Britain’s “bright future” after his side came from a goal down to beat world No3 Belgium.

After falling behind to Florent van Aubel’s first half strike, two goals from Sam Ward, the second his 50th international goal, turned the game on its head and gave the home crowd the win they’d come to see. Continue reading

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Shaw: “It’s now or never” for Irish Hockey

Ireland Head Coach Graham Shaw believes it’s “now or never” if Ireland is to realise its potential as a hockey nation on the world stage.

Speaking in the wake of his team’s incredible silver medal at the Hockey Women’s World Cup, Shaw admitted that hockey in the country finds itself at a crossroads.
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Van Male praises brave Ireland after Dutch win World Cup.

There was to be no dream ending to Ireland’s fairytale Hockey Women’s World Cup as the Netherlands cruised to a record eighth title with a stunning 6-0 win. Graham Shaw’s side – the second-lowest ranked in the tournament defied the odds on their way to an unlikely place in the World Cup final. Despite London being turned green for the day and the encouragement of a passionate crowd, six different scorers netted for the Dutch who retained the title they won in 2014. Continue reading

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There’s something about Nidge

Every big tournament has a breakout star. A player who grabs the opportunity by the scruff of the neck and shows the world what they’re capable of on the biggest stage. If you’ve seen any of Ireland’s games in their remarkable run to the semi-finals of the Hockey Women’s World Cup you’ll already know that the breakout star of this tournament is goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran. Continue reading

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