Field hockey was first played in England but the first men's international was played between Ireland and Scotland. The first women's international was between Ireland and Wales.
Hockey was historically not played on ice until around the invention of modern ice hockey. This was well after the creation of modern field hockey, which itself derived from earlier variations. In short: field hockey was first.
Hockey was first played in the Olympics in 1908.
Europe mostly England
Field hockey variants have been played for thousands of years; ice hockey was only begun in the 18th century.
When was field hockey first discovered
Because field hockey variants have been played for thousands of years, the first stick used and who used it is not known.
Unlike other sports, hockey is traditionally played on a "rink" not a "field". This is actually the first rule of the USA hockey rulebook. USA Hockey regulations are 200 feet long, 85-100 feet wide.NHL is strictly 200 by 85.Olympic/International is 197 by 98.4.
in 1789 the first filed hockey game was played the woodwind tigers against the chilly peperminds
I believe the first kind of hockey was played on feet, not skates, it was called shinny. They played with some type of wooden block (similar to a puck), or some type of ball. An unlimited amount of people played. The oldest type of hockey is field hockey. There is an ancient Greek frieze depicting two field hockey players at Olympia, Greece.
In the Olympics, there are four events: men's field hockey, women's field hockey, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey. The first two are played during the Summer Games; the latter two are played during the Winter Games.
Unlike other sports, hockey is traditionally played on a "rink" not a "field". This is actually the first rule of the USA hockey rulebook. USA Hockey regulations are 200 feet long, 85-100 feet wide. NHL is strictly 200 by 85. Olympic/International is 197 by 98.4.