International Friendlies

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

November 10, 2018 | 68 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat to world number three side Belgium at White Star’s Evere venue in their penultimate warm-up before the World Cup.

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

November 8, 2018 | 798 views | Leave a comment

David Harte looks set to win his battle to be fit in time for the men’s Hockey World Cup following a dramatic improvement in diagnosis on Thursday morning.

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

November 7, 2018 | 602 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will play their first internationals since their World Cup odyssey in Spain next month as part of the build-up to next year’s first stage of the Olympic qualifying process, writes John Flack.

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

November 4, 2018 | 582 views | Leave a comment

Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.

Two-goal start not enough against the Dutch

Two-goal start not enough against the Dutch

November 3, 2018 | 51 views | Leave a comment

Ireland succumbed to late Netherlands’ blast of goals to deny them a result as they gave up a 2-0 lead as they fell 5-2 to the Dutch in the semi-final of the Four Nations in Valencia.

Ireland endure tough outing against the Netherlands

Ireland endure tough outing against the Netherlands

November 2, 2018 | 197 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s inauspicious record against the Netherlands continued as they lost 7-1 in Valencia in their third Four Nations tie of the week.

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

October 31, 2018 | 365 views | Leave a comment

Spain continued their good recent run of results against Ireland with Xavi Lleonart’s penalty stroke 12 minutes from the end earning the Four Nations hosts a second win of the campaign.

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

October 29, 2018 | 344 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox’s tenure as Irish men’s coach got off to a great start with a 2-1 win over higher-ranked England in Valencia.

Cox names first panel with 28 players in for Garvey camp

Cox names first panel with 28 players in for Garvey camp

August 16, 2018 | 548 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Alexander Cox has named an extensive 28-player squad as the World Cup comes into focus for the men’s side following the women’s heroics in London.

Irish stars set to attend Under-21 tie at Stormont

Irish stars set to attend Under-21 tie at Stormont

August 9, 2018 | 609 views | Leave a comment

Ulster hockey fans will get a chance to meet and greet 13 of the World Cup stars at Stormont with a number of the silver medal winners set to be in attendance at the Under-21 international between Ireland and England at Stormont

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

July 29, 2018 | 137 views | Leave a comment

Ireland closed out the Real Four Nations series in Dusseldorf with a 2-2 draw against France in a tight game, leading twice but ultimately being pegged back.

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

July 27, 2018 | 329 views | Leave a comment

Four second half goals saw Germany pull away from Ireland at the Four Nations Cup in Dusseldorf on a day when Callum Robson became the latest Irish international.

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

July 15, 2018 | 295 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their home World Cup preparations with a feisty and open 2-2 draw against an aggressive and loud Italian side at Pembroke.

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

July 14, 2018 | 731 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to something of a shock loss to USA at Belfield as two goals in the closing eight minutes saw them succumb to the visitors.

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

July 12, 2018 | 642 views | Leave a comment

Ireland eased to a facile 5-1 win over USA at Belfield with John Bessell taking the coaching role for the night with two goals in the first 66 seconds setting up the success.

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

July 12, 2018 | 399 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer made her first appearance for Ireland in over two years as they continued their World Cup warm-up with a 1-0 win over Chile at Belfield

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

July 10, 2018 | 605 views | Leave a comment

Belfield will host its first international hockey matches since October 2015 on Thursday evening as a late stand-in venue with the Irish women and men lining out in a double-header.

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

July 8, 2018 | 168 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s last minute goal saw Ireland’s women complete the Cork leg of their World Cup preparation with an upbeat 2-1 win over Japan at the Mardyke.

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

July 6, 2018 | 306 views | Leave a comment

For a second successive game, the 53rd minute was cursed for Ireland as Japan came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Mardyke in their World Cup build-up series.

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

July 4, 2018 | 233 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the 53rd minute saw Ireland fall to a 2-0 defeat to Japan in the first of their three games at Mardyke this week.