International Friendlies

Comerma ends Irish run as goals rain in Spain

Comerma ends Irish run as goals rain in Spain

January 18, 2015 | 710 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s hat trick proved in vain in game two as Gloria Comerma struck with moments to go, also completing a treble, ending Ireland’s run of eight successive wins dating back to last August.

Watkins nicks eighth successive win for Ireland

Watkins nicks eighth successive win for Ireland

January 17, 2015 | 670 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s winning run stretched to eight games as they shaded the opening tie of their three game series in Valencia though coach Darren Smith says there is plenty to work on.

Gormley and Magee return to Irish men’s set-up

Gormley and Magee return to Irish men’s set-up

January 13, 2015 | 1,050 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s two most capped players, Eugene Magee and Ronan Gormley, are back in Craig Fulton’s men’s national panel for their trip to South Africa later this month.

Colvin back in Irish panel after 17-month injury absence

Colvin back in Irish panel after 17-month injury absence

January 5, 2015 | 1,122 views | Comments (1)

Lizzie Colvin has returned to the Irish senior women’s panel for the first time since August 2013 following a lengthy battle back from an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury.

Ireland share France series; Smith’s women learn WL2 draw

Ireland share France series; Smith’s women learn WL2 draw

November 26, 2014 | 851 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men shared their series with France with two draws from two outings in Wattignies, the second tie finishing 3-3 on Wednesday morning.

Ireland and France stalemate in Wattignies; YM through to Mills semis

Ireland and France stalemate in Wattignies; YM through to Mills semis

November 25, 2014 | 874 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men drew their first game together after three months apart, plying their club across Europe, ending in a scoreless stalemate against France in Wattignies.

Glassey and Ingram receive Irish calls for French series

Glassey and Ingram receive Irish calls for French series

November 18, 2014 | 1,561 views | Comments (1)

Neal Glassey and Mark Ingram look set to win their first international caps next week as the Irish senior men take on France in a pair of test matches in Lille.

The Year in Review: Smith reflects on strong 2014

The Year in Review: Smith reflects on strong 2014

November 5, 2014 | 549 views | Leave a comment

By most statistics, 2014 was a particularly sweet one for Ireland’s Green Army. A silver medal at the Champions Challenge in Glasgow was certainly the highlight, especially when considered they entered the tournament as the seventh ranked side.

“Pretty good year” ends with seventh straight win as Smith’s Ireland complete Scottish whitewash

“Pretty good year” ends with seventh straight win as Smith’s Ireland complete Scottish whitewash

November 5, 2014 | 733 views | Comments (1)

Aine Connery’s double helped Ireland finish a hugely productive 2014 on a high note as they completed a clean sweep over Scotland in Dublin this week and extended their winning run to seven games all told.

Contentious Connery effort makes it two from two

Contentious Connery effort makes it two from two

November 3, 2014 | 724 views | Leave a comment

Aine Connery’s hotly contested effort saw Ireland win their second test match in succession against Scotland at Grange Road, guaranteeing a series victory on a brisk evening in south Dublin

Brown strikes at the last for opening Irish win

Brown strikes at the last for opening Irish win

November 2, 2014 | 580 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s last minute deflected penalty corner saw Ireland win the first of three international matches this weekend against Scotland, providing the only goal of the tie at Grange Road.

Brown shoots Ireland to Belgian series win

Brown shoots Ireland to Belgian series win

October 15, 2014 | 711 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s first half goal saw Ireland beat Belgium for the second day in succession in Oudergem, this time picking off a 1-0 success. She scored from a flowing move in the tenth minute to net the only goal of the game.

Ireland beat Belgians in Oudergem

Ireland beat Belgians in Oudergem

October 14, 2014 | 613 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Belgium, ranked three places higher than them in the world, in Oudergem in the first of their two game series this week.

Grange Road and Milltown to host Scotland series

Grange Road and Milltown to host Scotland series

October 13, 2014 | 925 views | Comments (1)

Three Rock Rovers and Alexandra College have been named as two venues to host international hockey matches in early November between Ireland and Scotland.

Smith names 18-player squad for Belgian tests

Smith names 18-player squad for Belgian tests

September 25, 2014 | 1,324 views | Leave a comment

After a busy summer, Ireland’s women will play five more international matches in the lead-up to Christmas, the first couple of which are against Belgium in two weeks time.

“Irish people want to play with endeavour” – Smith and Lock reflect on Tri-Nations series

“Irish people want to play with endeavour” – Smith and Lock reflect on Tri-Nations series

August 25, 2014 | 578 views | Leave a comment

With Ireland’s 5-2 win over Spain on Sunday, it brought their goal tally to 36 in eight games over the course of their Tri-Nations series in Belfield, a rare glut but one that is perfectly in keeping with Darren Smith’s philosophy for his Irish team.

Ireland cut loose to close Spain series with high quality victory

Ireland cut loose to close Spain series with high quality victory

August 24, 2014 | 526 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith’s charges finally found the cutting edge they needed to put Spain to the sword, beating them 5-2 at Belfield in the final game of their series this week.

Daly and O’Flanagan on the double as Ireland romp to victory

Daly and O’Flanagan on the double as Ireland romp to victory

August 23, 2014 | 513 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s penultimate game of the Tri-Nations Series against Spain and France ended with Ireland comfortably seeing off the French 8-1 at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Smith: right decision ultimately reached but manner served to damage free-flowing tie

Smith: right decision ultimately reached but manner served to damage free-flowing tie

August 22, 2014 | 737 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said the right decision was ultimately reached in denying Ireland a winning goal in game three this week against Spain though the manner the umpires reached the outcome “caused a bit of damage” to an otherwise free-flowing game; photos and interview piece

Disallowed double sees Spain continue unbeaten run over Irish women in Dublin

Disallowed double sees Spain continue unbeaten run over Irish women in Dublin

August 21, 2014 | 534 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s frustrations against Spain continued for a third game as they were denied victory in bizarre fashion at Belfield with two disallowed goals in the second half.