International Friendlies

Smith rotates panel for Scotland and Italy trips

Smith rotates panel for Scotland and Italy trips

June 13, 2014 | 833 views | Comments (1)

Irish coach Darren Smith has named squads of 21 and 20 athletes for the first two phases of their summer programme in Scotland and Italy, respectively.

Davis and Matthews the uncapped players added to women’s summer panel

Davis and Matthews the uncapped players added to women’s summer panel

May 26, 2014 | 1,797 views | Comments (1)

Stella Davis and Hannah Matthews are the two uncapped players named in Darren Smith’s extended panel of 25 for Ireland’s series of 17 games this summer.

Spain quality sees Ireland finish second in Barca

Spain quality sees Ireland finish second in Barca

May 16, 2014 | 757 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ended second in their Four Nations tournament in Barcelona as they fell 4-2 to hosts Spain this morning, finishing ahead of Wales and Russia.

O’Donoghue’s solo strike sets up Spain showdown

O’Donoghue’s solo strike sets up Spain showdown

May 15, 2014 | 735 views | Leave a comment

Ireland picked up their second win of the Four Nations tournament in Barcelona as Shane O’Donoghue’s 30th minute goal saw them add to Tuesday’s 5-3 win over Russia.

Cockram hat trick sees off Russia in goal frenzy

Cockram hat trick sees off Russia in goal frenzy

May 13, 2014 | 807 views | Leave a comment

Timmy Cockram marked his return to the Irish senior squad with a second half hat-trick to see off Russia 5-3 in Barcelona yesterday, starting their Four Nations campaign in confident fashion.

Dozen changes as Fulton continues to experiment

Dozen changes as Fulton continues to experiment

May 8, 2014 | 1,534 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has brought in 12 different faces to the Irish men’s hockey team for a four-nations tournament in Spain next week from the panel that competed in the recent Champions Challenge I in Malaysia including former captain Ronan Gormley.

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

April 19, 2014 | 1,179 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed clean sweeps against Scotland this week in Dublin with both running up three successive victories.

O’Flanagan on the Double as Irish enterprise pegs back India

O’Flanagan on the Double as Irish enterprise pegs back India

April 18, 2014 | 811 views | Leave a comment

Ireland put paid to India’s perfect record in their three-game series between the sides as they played some scintillating hockey at both ends of the pitch in front of a healthy crowd.

Deflected corner double downs Ireland for second time

Deflected corner double downs Ireland for second time

April 18, 2014 | 886 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were undone by two penalty corners in the first half as they fell 2-1 in their second game in their three game series heading into their last clash on Good Friday.

Ireland undone by India’s Corners on Rani’s 100th Game

Ireland undone by India’s Corners on Rani’s 100th Game

April 15, 2014 | 862 views | Leave a comment

India inflicted a 3-1 defeat on Ireland ladies in the first game in their three-game series in Belfield tonight. Ireland were undone by their inability to get their short-corner routine functioning, whereas India had no such problems with theirs.

India series begins busy schedule for Smith’s Ireland

India series begins busy schedule for Smith’s Ireland

April 14, 2014 | 819 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s ladies take on India’s women in UCD on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening as part of their respective Champions Challenge I warm-up campaigns that start at the on the April 27 in Glasgow Scotland.

Jackson’s corner strikes sees new look Ireland undone in 100th test

Jackson’s corner strikes sees new look Ireland undone in 100th test

April 11, 2014 | 1,151 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton’s tenure as Irish senior men’s hockey coach began with a 3-0 defeat to world number four side England in Reading last night.

Ireland and England set for 100th test match

Ireland and England set for 100th test match

April 10, 2014 | 892 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men play England this evening and tomorrow morning in two challenge matches as part of their build-up to the Champions Challenge I in Malaysia in what will be Craig Fulton’s first game in charge.

Fulton names first squad with Challenge I in mind

Fulton names first squad with Challenge I in mind

April 1, 2014 | 1,103 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton’s first squad as Irish coach has an experimental look to it, building on the new look side that lined out in Spain earlier this year under Mick McKinnon as the South African reacquaints himself with the setup.

O’Flanagan double fires Irish women to series win

O’Flanagan double fires Irish women to series win

January 15, 2014 | 600 views | Leave a comment

Two second half goals from UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan were enough for Ireland’s women to beat Spain 2-0 in Terassa on Wednesday and seal a 2-1 series victory with one drawn game between the two sides in a four-game trip.

Trio of late Spanish corners down Ireland’s men

Trio of late Spanish corners down Ireland’s men

January 15, 2014 | 562 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men were left frustrated by a trio of second half corner decisions that saw them fall to a second loss from three outings against Spain in Terrassa, ending the series at 2-0 for Salva Indurain’s side.

Irish women play out scoreless draw in Spain

Irish women play out scoreless draw in Spain

January 14, 2014 | 705 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women played out a low-key 0-0 draw with Spain in the third game of their four match series in Terrassa yesterday morning with chances at a premium.

Experienced Spain see off Irish men

Experienced Spain see off Irish men

January 13, 2014 | 940 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young charges fell 3-1 to Spain in the second of their three game series in Terrassa having drawn their initial tie on Saturday 1-1.

Ireland’s women stun Spain with three late goals

Ireland’s women stun Spain with three late goals

January 12, 2014 | 1,217 views | Leave a comment

Audrey O’Flynn, Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan all scored in the closing three minutes in their second game of four tour games, beating Spain 4-2 in Barcelona, handing Ireland a stunning late win over their hosts.

Spain’s women strike late to land opening win

Spain’s women strike late to land opening win

January 12, 2014 | 537 views | Leave a comment

Spain’s women nabbed two goals in the closing eight minutes to snatch the opening laurels from their four match series in Terrassa as Gigi Oliva and Maria Lopez snatched late goals for a 3-2 win.