International Friendlies

Ireland start SA series with Canada win

Ireland start SA series with Canada win

January 14, 2016 | 945 views | Leave a comment

Goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Chris Cargo saw Ireland’s men begin Olympic year with a 2-0 win over Rio rivals Canada in their first of eight challenge matches.

Zoe Wilson living the American Dream

Zoe Wilson living the American Dream

January 14, 2016 | 1,325 views | Leave a comment

These are exciting times for Zoe Wilson, who will make her senior international debut over the coming days when Ireland face Spain in four internationals in Valencia; she tells John Flack about what has been her time in the US.

International series begin in Cape Town and Valencia

International series begin in Cape Town and Valencia

January 14, 2016 | 716 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men begin a series of eight international matches this afternoon against Canada at 4pm (Irish time) as part of their intensive warm-weather training camp in Cape Town; the women’s series in Valencia begins tomorrow

Experienced heads return for South African training camp

Experienced heads return for South African training camp

December 16, 2015 | 1,453 views | Leave a comment

The vastly experienced Mitch Darling, Paul Gleghorne and Mikey Watt, FIH Rising Star nominee Shane O’Donoghue and Lee Cole have all been announced in the Irish panel for January’s warm-weather training camp in South Africa.

US-based quartet named in Shaw’s Irish panel

US-based quartet named in Shaw’s Irish panel

December 9, 2015 | 1,751 views | Leave a comment

A quartet of US-based players have been added to Graham Shaw’s Irish senior women’s panel of 26 players for their upcoming warm-weather training trip to Valencia where they will take on the Spaniards five times between January 15 and 19.

Irish men end year with third Spanish loss

Irish men end year with third Spanish loss

December 3, 2015 | 915 views | Leave a comment

Spain completed a clean sweep of their three-match series in San Cugat as they got the better of Ireland 3-1, adding to 3-2 and 3-0 wins earlier in the week.

Spain cruise to 3-0 win over Ireland

Spain cruise to 3-0 win over Ireland

December 2, 2015 | 1,062 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were roundly beaten in game two of their three game series in San Cugat as Spain controlled matters for the vast majority of the tie.

Watkins strikes on international return

Watkins strikes on international return

November 30, 2015 | 1,564 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Watkins scored on his first appearance for the Irish men’s national team since 2012 in their first test match of three at FC Junior against Spain, a 3-2 loss this afternoon.

Watkins returns to Irish panel for Spain series

Watkins returns to Irish panel for Spain series

November 10, 2015 | 3,052 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Watkins is in line to make his first international appearance for a number of years following his inclusion in the Irish senior men’s panel for an upcoming series against Spain.

Ireland share series with Scotland in Glasgow

Ireland share series with Scotland in Glasgow

November 4, 2015 | 1,675 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans and Emily Beatty were both on the mark as Ireland’s women ended their international schedule on a winning note with a 2-0 success over Scotland in Glasgow, earning them a share of their three game series.

Scotland bounce back for 2-1 win over Ireland

Scotland bounce back for 2-1 win over Ireland

November 3, 2015 | 1,562 views | Leave a comment

Scotland came from a goal down to beat Ireland 2-1 in their second tie this week in Glasgow, taking the lead in their three game series.

Ireland share spoils in Glasgow

Ireland share spoils in Glasgow

November 2, 2015 | 1,521 views | Leave a comment

Ireland shared the spoils with Scotland in the opening game of their three-match series, drawing 1-1 in Glasgow.

Teenager Tice set to be Irish dual international

Teenager Tice set to be Irish dual international

October 29, 2015 | 4,478 views | Leave a comment

St Gerard’s schoolgirl Elena Tice will add to her long list of representative honours next week following her inclusion in the Irish women’s senior squad to play Scotland three times in Glasgow.

Fresh-faced Ireland land Argentina draw

Fresh-faced Ireland land Argentina draw

October 18, 2015 | 1,154 views | Leave a comment

Sean Murray and Jonny McKee made their Irish debuts as a fresh-faced Ireland drew with Argentina 2-2 in the third tie of their series in Dublin.

Last quarter treble accounts for Ireland in game two

Last quarter treble accounts for Ireland in game two

October 16, 2015 | 1,690 views | Comments (1)

Three final quarter goals saw Argentina run out 6-3 winners over Ireland in game two of their series in Dublin this week on a night when Gonzalo Peillat scored a hat trick at Serpentine Avenue.

Ireland face second Argentina date as Leinster league returns

Ireland face second Argentina date as Leinster league returns

October 16, 2015 | 1,615 views | Leave a comment

Ireland continue their three-game series this evening against Argentina at Serpentine Avenue; there is also a full programme of Leinster league games in Division 1 as YM, Corinthian and Clontarf look to build on their good starts to the campaign

Gilardi stroke earns Argentina first blood

Gilardi stroke earns Argentina first blood

October 14, 2015 | 1,962 views | Leave a comment

Juan Gilardi’s 48th minute penalty stroke earned Argentina the laurels from the first of three test matches this week in Dublin, shading a 2-1 victory.

Two new faces in Irish side for Argentina series

Two new faces in Irish side for Argentina series

October 7, 2015 | 2,186 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s Sean Murray and Banbridge’s Jonny McKee are in line for Irish international debuts next week after they were named in the Irish panel to take on Argentina in a three-game series in Dublin.

Ireland Under-16 boys and girls to play high quality Six Nations tournaments

Ireland Under-16 boys and girls to play high quality Six Nations tournaments

July 17, 2015 | 1,165 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 boys and girls play a couple of high quality tournaments in Breda, the Netherlands and Bremaen, Germany, respectively where they will meet the cream of their continental rivals.

Keusters edges out Irish men once again

Keusters edges out Irish men once again

June 7, 2015 | 680 views | Leave a comment

Despite four goals in two days from Shane O’Donoghue, Ireland concluded their pre-Olympic qualifying warm-up games with a pair of losses to world number five side Belgium over the weekend.