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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
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
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.
It was a game in aid of charity but there was nothing charitable about the performance Great Britain put on. They put the Northern Invitational XI to the sword at Brooklands Hockey Club in front of a sell out crowd.
By now you will have no doubt heard about Ben Rawson. Ben is the Denbigh Hockey Club player who sadly lost a leg to cancer. Ben was struck down by a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma which … Continue reading
“Winning after winning.” The phrase Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry has oft repeated in the wake of his team’s recent medal triumphs. Clearly one of his players has been paying attention as Maddie Hinch has been named FIH Goalkeeper … Continue reading
In a few days’ time Danny Kerry’s England squad begin their Hockey World League Finals campaign. Kerry has given a chance to impress to four relative newcomers in Grace Balsdon, Olivia Paige, Suzy Petty and Erica Sanders but there is … Continue reading
Battered, bruised, broken but crucially, not beaten. England secured a bronze medal in a physical encounter with Germany at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam. Goals from Barry Middleton, Ian Sloan, Mark Gleghorne and Phil Roper steered Bobby Crutchley’s side … Continue reading
England captain Alex Danson was “absolutely delighted” after her team beat Germany 2-0 to pick up the bronze medal at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships. “I’m so proud.” beamed the No15 as she spoke to The Top of the D post-match. … Continue reading
Mixed feelings were very much the theme in the aftermath of England’s semi-final defeat to the Netherlands on Friday night. Both Coach Bobby Crutchley and one of the captains Phil Roper expressed their frustration at a good performance but ultimately … Continue reading