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- Latest edition of my podcast is up, covering the main talking points of #HWC2018. Search for “The Top of the D pod” on your usual podcast platform and give it a listen! 👍🏻Chipped in a few bits of *ahem* insight on the @bbcsport live text for the #HWC2018 final yesterday. Proud moment!When Irish eyes are smiling. Phenomenal from these lot. Repost from @hockey_ireland using @RepostRegramApp - World Cup silver medalists!!!! #greenarmy #hwc2018Deserved #HWC2018 winners the Netherlands have been on 🔥 throughout the tournament.Absolute scenes! Repost from @hockey_ireland using @RepostRegramApp - WORLD CUP FINAL, HERE WE COME!!!! #greenarmy #hwc2018One of my favourite photos of the tournament so far from @spactionimages! Plenty more where that came from, give him a follow! Repost from @spactionimages using @RepostRegramApp - Err, @hannahmatthews17 I'm pretty sure you're allowed to do this!! I think you need to go to Croke Park. England v Ireland - Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London, UK on 29 July 2018. Photo: Simon Parker
Author Archives: thetopofthed
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Giselle Ansley was left “absolutely gutted” as England’s Hockey Women’s World Cup hopes were wrecked by a classy Netherlands side in the quarter-final. Goals from Lidweij Welten and Laurien Leurink were enough to continue the Oranje’s march towards the semi-finals … Continue reading
No one wants to follow a legend. Comparisons are inevitable and often not favourable. When it comes to Great Britain women’s hockey, following in the footsteps of Kate Richardson-Walsh is probably the hardest job of all.
“Games like this only come around a few times in a career and even fewer times on home soil in front of 10,000 fans.” Lily Owsley has fond memories of playing in front of the crowd in London against the … Continue reading
England Head Coach Danny Kerry said he was “proud” of his players after England negotiated their way past a stubborn Korea side to set up a Hockey Women’s World Cup quarter final with old foes, the Netherlands. A goal from … Continue reading
Danny Kerry was a relieved man in the aftermath of England’s first win at the 2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup. The England coach had continued to stress how well his side had played in their opening two games without getting … Continue reading
“I can’t really ask for much more from them” said Danny Kerry after his England team were held to a 1-1 draw for the second consecutive Hockey Women’s World Cup match. Alex Danson’s goal – her 115th in international hockey had … Continue reading
England Head Coach Danny Kerry declared himself “pleased” with his side’s performance as England came from behind to draw 1-1 with India in their opening game of the Hockey Women’s World Cup.