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 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
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.
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’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.
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.
Despite a pair of Shane O’Donoghue goals that gave Ireland hope of a result, world number five side Belgium saw off Craig Fulton’s side 4-2 in Brasschaat in their latest World League 3 warm-up game.
Two in, two out for the last pre-World League 3 Irish 20-player panel as Tim Cockram and Stu Loughrey step out while Three Rock Rovers pair Jonny Bruton and Mitch Darling return for a two-game series with Belgium.
Canada clung on to a narrow 3-2 win over Ireland to earn their second win of the four-match series in Toronto, sharing this set of matches 2-2, completing the north American tour for Darren Smith’s side.
Anna O’Flanagan marked her 100th cap with goal to help Ireland to a second successive win over Canada in Toronto, seeing them take a 2-1 lead in the four match series.
Nicci Daly’s late goal saw Ireland earn their first win of their North American tour at the fifth attempt, beating Canada in Toronto in the second of their four match series.
Ireland’s men marked Eugene Magee’s 200th cap with a memorable comeback as they came back from 3-1 down in Lille to draw their second game of two this weekend.
Ireland fell to a 2-1 loss in their first test of a series with Canada at the newly inaugurated pitch at the University of Toronto where the Pan-American Games will take place.
Simon Martin-Brisac’s solo goal saw France claim the honours from the first of their two games with Ireland this weekend, running up a 1-0 win in Le Touquet as preparations continue for World League 3.
USA produced a strong a powerful performance to run up a third successive win by three goals to sweep their series at Spooky Nook, Pennsylvania.
Ireland’s women fell to a second successive 3-0 defeat at the hands of the USA at Spook Nook, Pennsylvania, succumbing to a high press that they never fully got to grips with.
Kyle Good and David Harte have returned to the Irish senior men’s panel following the conclusion of their club seasons in Belgium and the Netherlands, respectively.
World number fives, USA, showed a clean set of heels to Ireland in their first match of three in Pennsylvania, managing a lightning-delayed tie at Spook Nook in smoother fashion.
Darren Smith has announced he will step down as Irish senior women’s coach at the end of World League Round 3 in Valencia in June, the key qualifier for the Olympic Games, to return to his native New Zealand to be with his family.
Ireland succumbed to a second half German onslaught to end their two-match series in Krefeld with a 6-2 loss. Jonny Bruton’s pair of first half goals had seen Craig Fulton’s side level at 2-2 toward the end of the first half but four goals saw the Olympic champions racing out of sight.