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News for 23 February 2022

All the news for Wednesday 23 February 2022

2022 Indoor Test Matches IRL v RSA (W) - 23 February
Meath (IRL)

All times GMT

21 Feb 2022 19:00     IRL v RSA     3 - 2
22 Feb 2022 19:00     IRL v RSA     3 - 5
23 Feb 2022 18:00     IRL v RSA    
24 Feb 2022 19:00     IRL v RSA    
25 Feb 2022 19:00     IRL v RSA    

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SPAR South Africa level series with solid win

Picture - Max Fulham Photography

After Ireland captain Chloe Brown had struck with a late goal to give the Irish their first Indoor Hockey Test Match victory against SPAR South Africa, the two sides met for the second test tonight in Dublin. For SPAR South Africa the lack of cutting edge was massively disappointment having been the dominant force in the opening test and they were looking to be far more clinical in the second test.

South Africa level up SPAR Indoor Hockey Series

Spar Ireland Indoor Series Ireland V South Africa in Gormanston Park 21-25 February. Photo Max Fulham

South Africa levelled the SPAR Indoor Hockey Series as they won an eight-goal cracker at Gormanston Park with Danielle de Oliveira and Eloise Walters firing home on the double.

Spain women's hockey team arrives in Bhubaneswar for FIH Pro League

Playing in the top league for the first time, the Indians had won both their two matches against China

Spanish women's hockey team (Source: Hockey India)

The Spanish women's hockey team arrived here on Tuesday ahead of its two-legged FIH Pro League matches against India on February 26 and 27. Spain suffered a defeat in their opening match of the tournament at home against the Netherlands (0-1) but managed to push their second game against the Dutch to a shootout (after a 2-2 stalemate) where they lost.

Meteoric Rise of Punjab National Bank Forward Sukhjeet Singh

Performing consistently in the domestic circuit is one thing and earning a maiden international call-up is quite another. Sukhjeet Singh must be as pleased as punch on his inclusion in the Indian men’s hockey team for the Pro League games against Spain. The 25-year-old Jallandhar lad forced his way into the national fold with a string of solid performances for Punjab National Bank in the domestic circuit. Sukhjeet’s call-up means that for the first time ever the national team features four players from Punjab National Bank – the other three being Olympian Shamsher Singh, Mandeep Mor and another recent new entrant Abhishek.

Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid meets IOA chief Narinder Batra

Graham Reid on Tuesday met Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra after the country's top sports administrator questioned the side's recent inconsistent performance.

File image of Graham Reid. AFP

New Delhi: The national men's hockey team head coach Graham Reid on Tuesday met Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra after the country's top sports administrator questioned the side's recent inconsistent performance.

Coach 'impressed with team effort' in SA men's hockey FIH Pro League debut

by Craig Taylor

SA men's hockey team in action (Photo: Marcel Sigg - Run, RIdew, Dive)

While the results might not have gone their way, there's no denying that the SA men's hockey side benefited from their debut at the FIH Pro League held in Potchefstroom.

Kookaburras squad finalised with four new additions

Three of Australia’s best emerging hockey talent plus an experienced representative goalkeeper have been announced as the final four additions to the 2022 Kookaburras squad.

Batch: Key for Kookaburras is to keep improving

With the Kookaburras squad for 2022 locked and loaded, Head Coach Colin Batch knows the hard work and preparation that needs to happen for the big challenges that lie ahead.

Indian men and women in world hockey rankings - a timeline

In the international hockey federation (FIH) rankings, the Indian men’s hockey team is currently ranked fourth while the women’s team is placed ninth.

By Aarish Ansari

Picture by 2015 Getty Images

India boasts a glorious past in hockey and has tasted unparalleled success in the sport for close to a century.

Maybank, THT share spoils in entertaining 2-2 draw

By Jugjet Singh

BUKIT JALIL: Maybank and Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the National Hockey Stadium here to open up the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) title race.

Western Jaguars plot podium finish in hockey league

By  Agnes Makhandia

Western Jaguars are eyeing a podium finish when the 2022 Kenya Hockey Union Premier League gets underway on March 5.

Should cards turn yellow when air turns blue?

Does the competitor who yells a swearword in frustration at his own ineptitude deserve the same penalty in hockey?

By Rupert Barker

Yellow peril in hockey PIC: FIH/YouTube

We need to refrain from bad language in our beautiful sport and prevent it claiming a permanent foothold

George Black

Scottish Hockey is deeply saddened to hear that George Black of Stepps Hockey Club has passed away. George was Scottish Hockey’s oldest member and was well known to many in hockey – he represented Scotland on 48 occasions and Great Britain three times; he was a non-travelling reserve for the 1964 Olympics; and he has travelled the world playing hockey.

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