International Friendlies

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.

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 | 233 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 | 382 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 | 243 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 | 831 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 | 648 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 | 741 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 | 668 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 | 317 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 | 373 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 | 931 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 | 597 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.

Sothern strikes for back-to-back 3-2 wins over Pakistan

Sothern strikes for back-to-back 3-2 wins over Pakistan

June 5, 2017 | 539 views | Leave a comment

Ireland scored back-to-back 3-2 wins over Pakistan to win their three-game series 2-0, an impressive feat against a side they had only beaten once in 10 previous all-time attempts.

O’Donoghue fires Ireland to victory over Pakistan

O’Donoghue fires Ireland to victory over Pakistan

June 4, 2017 | 467 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue struck a late winner for Ireland as they beat Pakistan 3-2 in their second tie of three at Comber Road in a far more open tie than Thursday night’s draw.

Harte celebrates in style as Ireland share draw with Pakistan

Harte celebrates in style as Ireland share draw with Pakistan

June 1, 2017 | 966 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte celebrated his 200th international appearance in style as he fired home a 17th minute penalty corner in Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Pakistan at Comber Road.

Conor Harte to join 200 club while Madeley set for debut

Conor Harte to join 200 club while Madeley set for debut

May 31, 2017 | 561 views | Leave a comment

Conor Harte will become the fifth Irish man to reach 200 international caps this evening when he lines out to face Pakistan at Comber Road (7.30pm) on Thursday evening.

Passmore lays out plans for Irish Under-21 women’s summer with ongoing development the key aim

Passmore lays out plans for Irish Under-21 women’s summer with ongoing development the key aim

May 28, 2017 | 1,211 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Under-21 have an extensive programme in place for the summer which coach Dave Passmore can form part of an ongoing cycle for developing elite players

Green Army strike twice in closing four minutes for merited draw with USA

Green Army strike twice in closing four minutes for merited draw with USA

May 28, 2017 | 491 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the closing four minutes saw Ireland close out their series in the US with a well merited draw against the world number six side after two losses earlier in the trip.

USA strike late to end O’Flanagan’s resistance

USA strike late to end O’Flanagan’s resistance

May 27, 2017 | 619 views | Leave a comment

Two final quarter goals saw USA make it two wins from two at Spooky Nook after a physical, hard-fought battle that saw four yellow cards brandished.

USA bounce back to beat Ireland in opening test

USA bounce back to beat Ireland in opening test

May 25, 2017 | 472 views | Leave a comment

World number six side USA came from a goal down to beat Ireland 3-1 at Spooky Nook in the opening game of their three-test series this week.