Ignace Tirkey

  • Remove 'India' from HIL if home players barred January 12, 2013

    The whole purpose of Hockey India League (HIL) will stand defeated if the six Services players - still waiting to get clearance to play for their respective teams - don't get to play the inaugural edition of the HIL that commences on Monday. What's the whole idea behind Hockey India League?...
  • Indian hockey's test of character at Champions Trophy November 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Returning to Champions Trophy hockey tournament after six years, India are confronted with a test of character as they take on England the lung-opener here Saturday, aiming to wipe off the bitter memories of their London Olympic debacle. India's return to the Champions Trophy for the first time since...
  • India sweat on Sardara, Ignace injuries July 22, 2012

    Sardara, the central midfielder, plays the crucial role of a game-maker and also falls back to bolster the defence, while Ignace's composure is of vital importance in the deep defence. "We have to learn to have Ignace on the pitch in the last 10 minutes of each session when pressure mounts...
  • 'India badly needs an Olympic hockey medal' July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: With no major triumph to show in the last 32 years, erstwhile hockey powerhouse India badly needs a medal at the London Olympics to revive the national sport's interest in the cricket-crazy nation, feels veteran mid-fielder Ignace Tirkey. "Our last major medal came way back in the 1980 Olympics...