Ireland national field hockey team

Ireland National Field Hockey Team

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Ireland national field hockey team represents Ireland at men's international field hockey. It is organised by the Irish Hockey Association. Usually the team represents the entire island of Ireland and plays under a special flag. The exception is Olympic hockey, where the team represents only the Republic of Ireland and plays under the Irish tricolour.

Ireland has qualified for the Hockey World Cup twice, finishing 12th in 1978 and 1990.

South African Paul Revington is the current coach, he succeeded David Passmore in November 2008.

Olympic Games

At the 1908 Olympic tournament in London, the Ireland team won silver medals, losing the final to England. The teams were two of four from the Home Nations of what was then the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and their medals are credited to Great Britain. Since 1920, the United Kingdom has fielded a single Great Britain team at the Olympics.

Until 1988, the Olympic hockey tournament was by invitation only and, since the establishment of the Olympic Council of Ireland in 1922, no Irish team was invited. Players from Northern Ireland have participated on the Great Britain...
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