Ireland to host World League games

Mike Heskin, CEO, Hockey Ireland
Mike Heskin, CEO, Hockey Ireland

After Ireland’s superb performance at the recent Euro Championships, things just keep getting better.

Hockey Ireland has secured hosting rights for the men’s World League Round 2 in 2017, a stage in the qualification process for the 2018 World Cup in India.

Ireland has been chosen as one of just three countries to host the men’s Round 2. After the success of World League in Dublin in March of this year, we’re looking forward to welcoming crowds to fill the stands again and support the Green Machine in their quest for World Cup Qualification. 

Speaking about the tournament, Hockey Ireland CEO Mike Heskin said: “We’re delighted to have been selected as a host of World League Round 2 in 2017.

“It is a credit to the all those who were involved in the running of the World League Round 2 in Dublin earlier this year that the FIH are prepared to award Ireland with back to back World tournaments.

“The tournament will offer the public a chance to see the record breaking Green Machine in action at home, as they bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Mr Heskin concluded: “Dublin will be the only venue in Europe to host Round Two of the men’s competition so we’re very much looking forward to welcoming teams from around the world and showcasing high quality hockey.”