International Friendlies

Ireland’s women run up half dozen against hapless French

Ireland’s women run up half dozen against hapless French

August 20, 2014 | 438 views | Leave a comment

The gulf in class between Ireland and France was once again laid bare at Belfield as the hosts ran up a 6-0 win, adding to earlier 9-0 and 8-0 victories this week against a side ranked ten places below the Irish in the world.

Same scoreline as Spanish changes help pick off under par Irish performance

Same scoreline as Spanish changes help pick off under par Irish performance

August 18, 2014 | 560 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said his side “struggled to adapt” to a different Spanish approach in their second game against the world number 14s as their intensive summer of training and games continues

Easy eight for Ireland as France no match once again

Easy eight for Ireland as France no match once again

August 17, 2014 | 593 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ran up a 8-0 win over France to inflict a heavy defeat in game two of the four meetings between the sides this week as part of their Tri-Nations series in Belfield.

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

August 16, 2014 | 425 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said he felt a “little hollow” after his Irish side had plenty of good things to reflect on from their Tri-Nations game against Spain but ultimately fell 2-1 to hand the visiting side the honours from the first of four series this week.

Stunning Spain strikes land first series win to leave Irish frustrated

Stunning Spain strikes land first series win to leave Irish frustrated

August 15, 2014 | 517 views | Comments (1)

Spain punished Ireland’s profligacy to and first blood in their series of matches in Dublin this week with a 2-1 win courtesy of brilliant second half goals from Bea Perez and Berta Bonastre.

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

August 15, 2014 | 471 views | Leave a comment

From the sounds of things, four-goal scorer Audrey O’Flynn won’t be satisfied with less than double figures when Ireland meet France for a second time in their Tri-Nations series on Monday.

O’Flynn quartet underpins thumping 9-0 win

O’Flynn quartet underpins thumping 9-0 win

August 14, 2014 | 581 views | Comments (1)

Audrey O’Flynn’s quartet of penalty corner goals ensured Ireland opened their series of eight games in 12 days in comfortable fashion, exposing a gulf in class to beat an inexperienced France 9-0 at Belfield.

Four rapid-fire Spain and France series to test Smith’s squad

Four rapid-fire Spain and France series to test Smith’s squad

August 7, 2014 | 723 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s women will play eight games in August as part of four rapid-fire Tri-Nations series against Spain and France with Darren Smith retaining the majority of the 25-player panel that he has worked with throughout the summer.

Six wins from six for Irish Under-16 girls and boys

Six wins from six for Irish Under-16 girls and boys

July 6, 2014 | 965 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 girls and boys produced six comprehensive performances to end the weekend with a perfect record from their respective three-game series with Wales.

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

July 5, 2014 | 944 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton refused to get too carried away with Ireland’s 2-1 win over world number fives England this afternoon but did suggest it will go a good way to building the belief in the squad.

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

July 4, 2014 | 1,160 views | Leave a comment

Paul Gleghorne admitted it was a “weird” experience in the lead-up to an international match against older brother Mark but said that once the first whistle went, it was business as usual.

Comeback comes just short as Ireland fall in exhilarating opening tie with England

Comeback comes just short as Ireland fall in exhilarating opening tie with England

July 4, 2014 | 796 views | Leave a comment

Despite a strong Irish fightback, England opened up their two-game series with a 3-2 victory, just about holding on after they had raced into a three-goal lead in a wholly entertaining tie at Belfield.

Experienced trio added to Fulton’s squad for England ties

Experienced trio added to Fulton’s squad for England ties

July 1, 2014 | 887 views | Leave a comment

Paul Gleghorne could line out against older brother Mark this weekend as Ireland take on England in a pair of challenge matches in Belfield following both players’ selection for their respective teams.

Corner duo secure feisty win for Ireland

Corner duo secure feisty win for Ireland

June 29, 2014 | 783 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men returned to home soil in confident form against Wales, winning both their ties over the weekend in what were their first games in Dublin in nearly two years.

Carson and O’Donoghue strike late as Irish men slay dragons

Carson and O’Donoghue strike late as Irish men slay dragons

June 29, 2014 | 608 views | Leave a comment

Ireland defeated Wales by 3-1 in the first of the two test series against their Celtic neighbours, playing on Irish soil for the first time since July 2012. 

Comfortable Irish showing in Tri-Nations opener

Comfortable Irish showing in Tri-Nations opener

June 26, 2014 | 736 views | Leave a comment

A composed performance saw Ireland beat Italy 3-1 in the idyllic surrounds of Mori near Lake Garda this evening to put them in the driving seat to claim the Tri-Nations and continue their strong recent form.

Irish men line out on home soil for first time in two years; Connery back for women

Irish men line out on home soil for first time in two years; Connery back for women

June 25, 2014 | 1,000 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men play their first game on home soil since June 2012 this weekend as they take on Wales in a pair of international ties at Belfield with Craig Fulton casting his eye over a much-changed squad.

Beatty rebound earns draw for much improved Irish

Beatty rebound earns draw for much improved Irish

June 22, 2014 | 655 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty’s last gasp corner goal saw Ireland salvage a 1-1 draw against Scotland in their two-test series in Glasgow this afternoon, bouncing back from their Friday night 3-1 loss.

Kidd double downs Ireland in first Scottish tie

Kidd double downs Ireland in first Scottish tie

June 20, 2014 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a 3-1 loss to Scotland in Glasgow in the first of five international games in nine days, falling at the hands of a side ramping up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games.

Davis the uncapped player for Scotland series

Davis the uncapped player for Scotland series

June 19, 2014 | 637 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women begin their summer programme of challenge matches and tournaments on Friday in Glasgow with a two game series against a Scotland side amid their Commonwealth Games preparations.