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EuroHockey Nation's: Ireland 0 Germany 7

EuroHockey Nation's: Ireland 0 Germany 7

August 22, 2009 | 289 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 Germany 7 (A Kuhn, N Keller, F Rinne 2, M Stockel 2, J Muller)Ireland endured a torrid opener to their EuroHockey Nations Championship campaign as they were on the receiving end of a 7-0 thrashing from reigning champions Germany in Amsterdam this afternoon. It was never likely to prove a crucial result for […]

The Irish EHL view in Belgium

The Irish EHL view in Belgium

August 20, 2009 | 308 views | Leave a comment

The other interested Irish parties to the EHL draw were KHC Leuven’s duo Phelie Maguire and Mitch Darling. The Belgian club drew EHL first-timers Beeston from England and France’s St Germain in the second set of round one, group games. Maguire told The Hook the view from Belgium on how the draw panned out for […]

Pembroke and Glens to face European giants

Pembroke and Glens to face European giants

August 19, 2009 | 277 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke and Glenanne have both drawn been handed against giants of the European game for the first round of the EuroHockey League, which gets underway in Barcelona on October 9. While both sides picked up tough draws, Glenanne’s schedule makes for an intense weekend as they begin their maiden EHL voyage with a Friday afternoon […]

Gleghorne Jr's Australian adventure

Gleghorne Jr's Australian adventure

August 18, 2009 | 239 views | Leave a comment

While many Irish hockey players have signed up to Australian clubs during their years out, an increasing trend of high profile have made the trip down under with international prospects, rather than a year out, high on the agenda. Peter Blakeney is the most notable export, helping the West Australia Thundersticks to the Australian title. […]

Ireland can still improve – Revington

Ireland can still improve – Revington

August 10, 2009 | 263 views | Leave a comment

In the aftermath of Ireland’s EuroHockey Nations Trophy win in Wrexham, The Hook caught up with Paul Revington, Ronan Gormley and John Jermyn to get their thoughts on the final and the tournament as a whole. First off, Paul Revington was asked about the decider against Russia: “Performance-wise, the final was ok. I thought we […]

Wales take bronze on home turf

Wales take bronze on home turf

August 8, 2009 | 267 views | Leave a comment

Wales 5 (Rick Gay 2, Rhys Joyce, Ben Edge, Ben Croxall) Czech Republic 2 (David Vacek, Jakub Kyndl)Wales produced their best hockey of the tournament to emulate the feat of their female counterparts to upset the pre-tournament rankings to claim bronze at the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy. The home nation produced their most complete 70 minutes […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Live updates

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Live updates

August 8, 2009 | 213 views | Leave a comment

For live, minute-by-minute updates from the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy final between Ireland and Russia, and indeed all the other classification games today, go to http://euronations2009.blogspot.com/ Ireland’s match gets underway at 5pm.

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

August 8, 2009 | 294 views | Leave a comment

Italy 2 (Jacopo Lunetta, Massimo Lanzano) Switzerland 1 (Fabian Wullschegler)Italy kept their survival hopes alive as they beat already relegated Switzerland 2-1, condemning their Alpine neighbours to eighth place in the competition. Despite dominating for long periods, the Italians made hard work of victory, scoring just one of their nine penalty corners. They started in […]

News in brief: McGrath to coach Navan

News in brief: McGrath to coach Navan

August 7, 2009 | 254 views | Leave a comment

* Navan have appointed Steven McGrath as their head coach for the upcoming division two campaign. McGrath brings with him a wealth of coaching experience with numerous clubs including Three Rock and Railway Union as well as being involved in the set-up of North Wicklow hockey club and is a regular Sportways’ coach. * Sixteen […]

Ireland aim to finish summer on a high

Ireland aim to finish summer on a high

August 7, 2009 | 214 views | Leave a comment

Ireland hope to complete an uplifting international summer with EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy gold when they face Russia on Saturday evening in Wrexham. Paul Revington’s first eight months in charge have already yielded silverware in the form of the Glyndwr Cup and the Celtic Cup as well as coming within 17 seconds of the Champion’s Challenge […]

EuroHockey Nation's: Relegation pool round-up

EuroHockey Nation's: Relegation pool round-up

August 6, 2009 | 229 views | Leave a comment

Relegation Pool: Scotland 5 (Mark Ralph 2, Kenny Bain 2, Stephen Dick) Italy 3 (Daniele Malta, William Cottam, Massimo Lanzano)Scotland assured their place in the 2011 EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with their 5-3 win over Italy, bouncing back from their controversial draw on Tuesday night against the Czech Republic. In a whirlwind start, Mark Ralph netted […]

Ireland to play Wales in semi-final

Ireland to play Wales in semi-final

August 5, 2009 | 225 views | Leave a comment

Wales won their penalty stroke competition against the Czech Republic this morning 4-1 meaning they will play Ireland in Thursday’s semi-final. Rhys Joyce, Ben Croxall, James Hughes and Rufus McNaught-Barrington while Daniel Piterak ballooned the Czechs video gantry and Stepan Bernatek limply rolled their second effort wide. Ireland will play Wales at 3pm tomorrow with […]

Ireland semi-final opponent to be confirmed on strokes

Ireland semi-final opponent to be confirmed on strokes

August 4, 2009 | 214 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy semi-final opponents will be decided via penalty strokes at 9.30am on Wednesday, August 5 after Wales and the Czech Republic tied at the top of Pool B on points, goal difference, goals scored, goals conceded and games won. The situation arose after the Czechs came from 2-0 down against Scotland in […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 1 Russia 2

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 1 Russia 2

August 4, 2009 | 222 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Ireland 1 (Eugene Magee) Russia 2 (Nikolay Yankun, Alexander Korolev) Ireland hit the self-destruct button to gift Russia top spot in Pool A and leave themselves at the mercy of a potentially tougher assignment in Thursday’s semi-finals. There were plenty of milestones acheived in what was Ireland’s 700th international fixture – the first […]

EuroHockey Nations: Day four round-up

EuroHockey Nations: Day four round-up

August 4, 2009 | 285 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Italy 5 (Massimo Lanzano 3, Agustin Nunez, Federico Ardito) Belarus 5 (Ivan Kisliavich, Ihar Zyshchyk 2, Ihar Litouchanka, Aliaksandr Hancharou)Belarus and Italy will each take a point with them into the relegation pool after they played out an incredible 5-5 draw. After 15 chanceless minutes, one could scarcely have predicted the goalfest that […]

EuroHockey Nations: Day Three round-up

EuroHockey Nations: Day Three round-up

August 3, 2009 | 226 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Russia 6 (Alexandre Platonov 2, Alexey Sergeev 2, Alexander Korolev, Alexander Likov) Belarus 1 (Ivan Ilyuschts)Russia confirmed their place in the semi-finals with as they hit near neighbours Belarus for six, joining Ireland in the last four of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with a one series of pool games to go. After a […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 10 Italy 2

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 10 Italy 2

August 2, 2009 | 306 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 10 (John Jermyn 4, Eugene Magee 2, Mitch Darling, Peter Caruth, Stephen Butler, Timmy Cockram) Italy 2 (Massimo Lanzano, Agustin Nunez) Ireland all but ensured their place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with an awesome ten-goal performance against hapless Italy. John Jermyn netted four while Stephen Butler scored on the day […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Day two round-up

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Day two round-up

August 2, 2009 | 334 views | Leave a comment

Pool B: Wales 1 (Ben Croxall) Czech Republic 1 (Tomas Prochazka) Wales were denied a second straight win by the towering Czech Republic goalkeeper Filip Neusser who pulled off a series of top drawer saves in a direct duel with Saturday’s hero Rick Gay. Neusser blocked out six drag-flicks – five from Gay’s stick and […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 2 Belarus 1

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 2 Belarus 1

August 1, 2009 | 237 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (John Jermyn, Alan Sothern) Belarus 1 (Ivan Kisialevich)It was hardly a thing of beauty but Ireland got their EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy campaign off to a winning start with a laboured 2-1 win over Belarus in Wrexham this morning. The Belarussians – with one online bookmaker offering 12/1 for them to win the game […]

Ireland to cope with favourites tag

Ireland to cope with favourites tag

July 31, 2009 | 314 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s go into this week’s EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy in Wrexham with expectation rather than hope as they aim to regain A division status from this summer’s key international tournament. Three targets are rolled into one event as Paul Revington’s side will be gunning not only for the Trophy but the promotion that comes with reaching […]