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Several Irish Under-21s get senior chance after Euro reprieve

Several Irish Under-21s get senior chance after Euro reprieve

October 5, 2017 | 249 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s team had their status in the top tier of European competition assured thanks to an EHF executive board decision this week, keeping their hopes of playing in the 2020 Junior World Cup alive.

Spanish sickness leaves Irish U-21 women in Euro limbo

Spanish sickness leaves Irish U-21 women in Euro limbo

September 4, 2017 | 1,035 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s fate in the top tier of the EuroHockey Junior Championships – and their subsequent 2020 Junior World Cup hopes – at the next meeting of the EHF Executive Board.

Caren and Irish junior men left to reflect on harsh realities of European relegation

Caren and Irish junior men left to reflect on harsh realities of European relegation

September 4, 2017 | 1,060 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men claimed their first win in the EuroHockey Junior Championships top tier since the turn of the century but it will be of cold comfort to Jonny Caren and his side who suffered relegation to the second tier for 2019.

Heavy defeat to England leaves Irish hopes hanging on 19-goal swing

Heavy defeat to England leaves Irish hopes hanging on 19-goal swing

September 2, 2017 | 774 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of staying in the top tier of the Under-21 men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships are hanging by a thread with a 19-goal swing the only thing that could potentially save them a return to the B division and a lifeline for the 2020 Junior World Cup.

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

August 31, 2017 | 534 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men ended their EuroHockey Junior Championship group phase in third place following a battling 3-1 loss to Belgium in Valencia, meaning they will battle to avoid relegation on the weekend.

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

August 31, 2017 | 552 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s EuroHockey Junior Championship hopes will go down to the final day when they meet either Spain or Belgium.

Nerveless Dale rescues Irish draw against Austria

Nerveless Dale rescues Irish draw against Austria

August 30, 2017 | 900 views | Leave a comment

Julian Dale’s 56th minute penalty stroke sealed what could be an important draw with Austria at the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championship in Valencia.

Junior Green Army suffer painful late defeat to France

Junior Green Army suffer painful late defeat to France

August 29, 2017 | 553 views | Leave a comment

Yohanna Lhopital’s 58th minute goal saw Ireland’s Junior Green Army fall to a gutting 1-0 defeat to France at a rain-drenched Valencia.

Tough openers for Irish Junior teams in Valencia

Tough openers for Irish Junior teams in Valencia

August 28, 2017 | 812 views | Leave a comment

In the aftermath of the senior EuroHockey Championships, the Irish Under-21s both suffered tough losses in the searing Valencia heat against two of the fancied sides.

Irish Under-21 Euros begin with maintaining top tier status the target

Irish Under-21 Euros begin with maintaining top tier status the target

August 28, 2017 | 541 views | Leave a comment

A day after the Irish senior teams finished their hectic summer, the Under-21 men and women begin their European campaigns with avoiding relegation the crucial target is either side is to make the Junior World Cup in three years time.

Ireland survive late scare to retain elite status; Fulton and Harte reflect on 2017

Ireland survive late scare to retain elite status; Fulton and Harte reflect on 2017

August 27, 2017 | 544 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton and David Harte reflect on their final EuroHockey Championships tie against Austria and the state of the Irish men’s team following a hectic 2017 of three international tournaments.

Czech favour rescues Irish women’s Euro status

Czech favour rescues Irish women’s Euro status

August 27, 2017 | 348 views | Leave a comment

From flattening devastation to a reprieve, the Irish women’s side somehow managed to stay in the top tier of European hockey despite a harrowing 7-2 loss to Spain.

Spain defeat sends Irish Euro hopes to final tie

Spain defeat sends Irish Euro hopes to final tie

August 26, 2017 | 166 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s hopes of European survival will go down to the last day as, for the second time in two months, they found it impossible to unpick a mass Spanish defence.

Late Irish goals give Euro survival hopes big boost

Late Irish goals give Euro survival hopes big boost

August 24, 2017 | 296 views | Leave a comment

Late goals from Roisin Upton and Anna O’Flanagan put the Irish women within a result of retaining their status at the top table of European hockey as they saw off the Czech Republic 3-1 in Amsterdam.

Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide

Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide

August 24, 2017 | 371 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of back to back semi-finals at the European Championships came undone in Amsterdam as a pair of third-quarter English goals proved the difference.

Jackson family make Euro team sheet first

Jackson family make Euro team sheet first

August 23, 2017 | 793 views | Leave a comment

When Ireland’s men took the field against Germany in their opening Rabo EuroHockey Championships, it marked a family-first for the Jacksons.

Ireland regroup for relegation pool after German defeat in Pool B dead rubber

Ireland regroup for relegation pool after German defeat in Pool B dead rubber

August 22, 2017 | 365 views | Leave a comment

Three goals in the last 10 minutes saw Ireland’s women lose 5-1 to Germany at the European Championships in Amsterdam, leaving them in fourth place after the group stages.

English showdown set after demolition of Poland as Harte hits 200 cap mark

English showdown set after demolition of Poland as Harte hits 200 cap mark

August 21, 2017 | 524 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men require a draw or better from their final group game against England to reach the European Championships for the second successive time following their 7-1 demolition of Poland.

Ireland suffer scoreless Scottish frustration in Amsterdam

Ireland suffer scoreless Scottish frustration in Amsterdam

August 20, 2017 | 252 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw was left frustrated as his Irish women’s side could not break down a stubborn Scotland defence, leading to an ultimately deflating scoreless draw in their second European Championships pool game.

Murray magic lands draw amid mad-cap finale

Murray magic lands draw amid mad-cap finale

August 20, 2017 | 268 views | Leave a comment

Sean Murray’s glorious 48th minute touch earned Ireland a first ever result against Germany in a world ranking competition as they tied 1-1 in their opening European Championships tie in Amsterdam.