International

Drohan-Stewart to lend sponsorship advise as Irish senior stars welcome Olympic Solidarity funding

Drohan-Stewart to lend sponsorship advise as Irish senior stars welcome Olympic Solidarity funding

December 15, 2017 | 375 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland are “delighted to accept some strategic sponsorship assistance” with Brid Drohan-Stewart offering her services to the organisation to try and land key support for the 2018 World Cup campaigns.

Under-21 panel gets go-ahead for long-term development

Under-21 panel gets go-ahead for long-term development

December 14, 2017 | 407 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore received clearance in November to run an ongoing women’s Under-21 programme from Hockey Ireland with the long-term plan to qualify for the 2020 Junior World Cup.

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

December 7, 2017 | 1,251 views | Leave a comment

Leah McGuire, formerly Ewart, is in the frame for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after emerging from under the radar following five years in the international wilderness.

Green Army end productive 2017 on low key note

Green Army end productive 2017 on low key note

December 2, 2017 | 63 views | Leave a comment

A productive 2017 closed on a low key note for the Irish women’s team as they fell to a fourth successive defeat in southern Spain

Back-to-back 4-2 defeats for Ireland in Alcala

Back-to-back 4-2 defeats for Ireland in Alcala

November 29, 2017 | 512 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women started their final series of international matches for 2017 with two close run defeats against Spain and Belgium in Alcala with Nikki Evans reaching her 150th cap and Leah McGuire returning after five years

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

November 27, 2017 | 359 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been handed a tough draw at next July’s World Cup in London as they will face England, who are second in the current world rankings, the United States (7th) and India (10th) in Pool B. Their target will be to avoid last place in the pool which would mean an early exit, […]

Seven teenagers in Shaw’s panel for Three Nations tournament

Seven teenagers in Shaw’s panel for Three Nations tournament

November 15, 2017 | 1,750 views | Leave a comment

With seven teenagers in his panel, Graham Shaw will once again test the next generation with a view to widening his Irish women’s panel ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Darling returns to Irish panel for first time since Rio

Darling returns to Irish panel for first time since Rio

November 13, 2017 | 278 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling will make his first appearance for Ireland since the Rio Olympics following his inclusion for a short two-game series next week against the European champions, the Netherlands.

Scotland square series with 2-1 win at Stormont

Scotland square series with 2-1 win at Stormont

October 25, 2017 | 198 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women had to settle for a shared series with Scotland as they lost 2-1 to Scotland at Stormont, ending with a win, a draw and a loss on their record.

Young Ireland side hit Scotland for six

Young Ireland side hit Scotland for six

October 24, 2017 | 513 views | Leave a comment

A brilliant first half performance powered a youthful Ireland to a 6-2 win over Scotland at Banbridge in their second of three test matches this week.

Torrans makes big impact on debut for much changed Ireland

Torrans makes big impact on debut for much changed Ireland

October 22, 2017 | 1,228 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women shared a 1-1 draw in their first of three test matches against Scotland this week as Jessica McMaster’s eighth-minute goal cancelled out a Charlotte Watson effort a minute earlier at Stormont.

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

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

October 5, 2017 | 293 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 | 1,054 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 | 1,076 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 | 784 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 | 547 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 | 568 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 | 905 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 | 562 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 | 834 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.