International Friendlies

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

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.

Ireland tune up for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier tie with strong performance against England

Ireland tune up for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier tie with strong performance against England

July 16, 2017 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women pushed world number two side England – featuring nine Olympic gold medalists – all the way in Johannesburg in their final Hockey World League Semi-Final pool match.

Ireland take major step forward in World Cup qualification bid with win over Poland

Ireland take major step forward in World Cup qualification bid with win over Poland

July 12, 2017 | 390 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women beat Poland 2-0 in Johannesburg this afternoon to copper-fasten a place in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Semi-Final with a game to spare.

Junior Green Army battle it out with England at Queen’s

Junior Green Army battle it out with England at Queen’s

July 11, 2017 | 247 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women continued their summer programme with two tough battles against England at Queen’s last weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Machine win the Hamburg Masters with big comeback victory over Germany

The Green Machine win the Hamburg Masters with big comeback victory over Germany

June 25, 2017 | 840 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men will head to Johannesburg next week in confident mood following a superb 4-2 victory over world number three side Germany to win the Hamburg Masters title.

Green Machine sweep aside Austria in Hamburg

Green Machine sweep aside Austria in Hamburg

June 23, 2017 | 656 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men scored another emphatic win at the Hamburg Masters as they beat Austria 7-2 on a day when Eugene Magee became just the second Irish player to reach the 250 international cap mark.

Trio of corners keeps unbeaten streak rolling

Trio of corners keeps unbeaten streak rolling

June 22, 2017 | 746 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 4-1 dismissal of 10th ranked Spain on the opening day of the Hamburg Masters.

Ireland Hamburg-bound without trio of Olympians

Ireland Hamburg-bound without trio of Olympians

June 20, 2017 | 674 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will travel to the Hamburg Masters this week without a trio of Olympians who played their part in the recent series win over Pakistan with Conor Harte, Peter Caruth and Kirk Shimmins not taking part this time.

Mullan strikes again as Ireland add another top ten scalp

Mullan strikes again as Ireland add another top ten scalp

June 18, 2017 | 322 views | Leave a comment

Ireland beat their second world top ten side in quick succession as they saw off Korea 2-1 at the Berlin Four Nations Invitational, adding the ninth ranked side to the scalp of Germany claimed last Thursday.

China punish Ireland at Berlin Invitational

China punish Ireland at Berlin Invitational

June 16, 2017 | 377 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women came back down to earth with a bump in Berlin as three goals in the closing 17 minutes saw them fall 5-2 to China

Mullan magic lands memorable win over Germany

Mullan magic lands memorable win over Germany

June 15, 2017 | 941 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a superb win over Germany, courtesy of Katie Mullan’s winner two minutes from time to beat the 2016 Olympic bronze medalists in Berlin.

Shaw to use Berlin Four Nations to finalise selection

Shaw to use Berlin Four Nations to finalise selection

June 7, 2017 | 600 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women face top level preparation games against three of the world’s top ten sides next week as they meet hosts Germany (seventh in the world), Korea (ninth) and China (eighth) in Berlin.