International Friendlies

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

July 15, 2018 | 247 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 | 665 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 | 605 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 | 351 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 | 555 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 | 133 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 | 284 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 | 213 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.

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

July 1, 2018 | 458 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton was given a suitable send-off as three goals in the closing 17 minutes saw Ireland beat France for a second day in succession at the Mardyke.

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

June 30, 2018 | 677 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue is closing in rapidly on John Jermyn’s Irish scoring record as he scored the first four goals of a thumping 6-1 win over France in game two of their series.

Cork and Ireland legend Jermyn says goodbye at packed Garryduff

Cork and Ireland legend Jermyn says goodbye at packed Garryduff

June 29, 2018 | 682 views | Leave a comment

John Jermyn signed off on his international career in front of the “biggest crowd” he has seen at his Garryduff home, scoring a typically powerful penalty corner into the bargain.

Jermyn to formally hang up stick on home turf

Jermyn to formally hang up stick on home turf

June 25, 2018 | 177 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s record goalscorer, John Jermyn will formally hang up his international hockey stick in front of his home crowd at Garryduff on Thursday evening when the men’s side take on France in a test match.

Pre-selection series ends in 3-0 defeat to Germany

Pre-selection series ends in 3-0 defeat to Germany

June 25, 2018 | 118 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their pre-World Cup selection series in Germany with a 3-0 loss in a challenge match in Dusseldorf.

Ireland tie with Canada to claim Three Nations in Dusseldorf

Ireland tie with Canada to claim Three Nations in Dusseldorf

June 23, 2018 | 353 views | Leave a comment

Ireland got the draw they needed to win the Three Nations tournament in Dusseldorf, adding a tie with the Canucks to Thursday’s win over Germany.

Meeke strikes late on for strong win over Germany

Meeke strikes late on for strong win over Germany

June 22, 2018 | 145 views | Leave a comment

Ali Meeke’s last minute goal gave Ireland a big boost as they beat the Olympic bronze medalists 2-1 in their Three Nations tournament in Dusseldorf.

Shaw makes tough calls as World Cup panel reduced to 22

Shaw makes tough calls as World Cup panel reduced to 22

June 18, 2018 | 1,044 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw has made the first tough cut to the Irish senior women’s squad for next month’s World Cup with Cliodhna Sargent the biggest name to miss out at this stage.

Improved Ireland denied win late on by Canada in Softco Series

Improved Ireland denied win late on by Canada in Softco Series

June 16, 2018 | 474 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew 1-1 with Canada, producing a markedly improved performance in the second of their Softco Series ties this weekend at Serpentine Avenue.

Canada take first laurels in SoftCo Series

Canada take first laurels in SoftCo Series

June 15, 2018 | 438 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a 3-0 loss to Canada – ranked five places below them in the world – in the first game of the SoftCo Series at Serpentine Avenue.

Softco Series offers chance to stake claims for World Cup spot

Softco Series offers chance to stake claims for World Cup spot

June 14, 2018 | 366 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s team have one of their last few chances to stake a claim for a World Cup spot this weekend as they take on Canada over the two-match Softco Series at Pembroke Wanderers in Dublin.

Ireland’s women complete clean sweep against Scotland

Ireland’s women complete clean sweep against Scotland

June 4, 2018 | 412 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women completed a clean sweep in their three-game series against Scotland at Glasgow Green to start their hectic summer schedule in confident fashion.