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.
Davy Carson’s late goal earned a new look Ireland an encouraging 1-1 against world number eight side Spain as Mick McKinnon handed out eight international debuts in his first game in charge.
Interim Irish men’s senior coach Mick McKinnon has named a fresh-faced 17-player squad to travel to Terrassa, Spain for a three-game tour from January 10 to 16.
Ireland’s women have been handed a tough group in the FIH Champions Challenge I as they face South Africa (world ranked 11), USA (10) and Spain (14) in the tournament being staged at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, Scotland from April 27 to May 4. Hosts Scotland feature in Pool A alongside Korea (8), Belgium […]
Eight players could potentially make their international debuts for Darren Smith’s Irish senior women’s side in January following the announcement of his latest panel
Nick Catlin’s 68th minute goal denied Ireland a draw in their closing Hamburg Masters tie this afternoon, his corner goal handing world number four side England a 3-2 win.
Constantijn Jonker’s second hat trick in two games powered the Netherlands to a comfortable 4-0 win over Ireland to inflict a second heavy defeat at the Hamburg Masters.
Olympic champions Germany swept to a 6-0 win over an experimental Ireland on day one of the Hamburg Masters yesterday, inflicting the heaviest defeat on the side since 1997.
Kirk Shimmins has been brought in as a last minute replacement to make his senior international debut in place of Davy Carson for the Hamburg Masters which gets underway this afternoon in Germany.
Banbridge man Matthew Bell is in line to win his first international cap as Andrew Meredith made a string of changes to the Irish senior men’s panel for the upcoming Hamburg Masters tournament.
Ireland completed their week unbeaten as they played out a 1-1 draw with Scotland at Newtownabbey, adding to a pair of wins over the Scots along with Monday’s draw with Wales.
After a couple of middling results against Wales and Canada, Ireland’s senior women produced impressive back-to-back wins over Scotland in Newtownabbey as second half goals from Anna O’Flanagan and Megan Frazer saw them succeed 2-0.
After the staccato performance against Wales, Ireland’s women bounced back with an impressive victory over Scotland in Newtownabbey on a day when Shirley McCay played in her 150th international match, donning the armband.
Ireland put in a “faltering performance” as they drew with world number 27 side Wales this afternoon as Katrin Budd’s late goal saw Wales earn a share of the spoils on a day when Alex Speers was awarded her 150th international cap.
Shirley McCay and Alex Speers will both win their 150th international caps this week as Ireland play four senior international challenge matches as the Irish women’s team make a first ever appearance at the recently upgraded Glade in Newtownabbey.
Deirdre Duke’s first senior international goal saw Ireland take a share of the evening’s spoils against Canada and also split their three-game series with a win a piece prior to this 4-4 draw.
Ireland’s senior women bounced back from Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Canada to level the series with the decider set for Tuesday evening (7.30pm, Belfield).
Nikki Symmons was not given the win she wanted to mark her 200th cap as Ireland succumbed 3-2 to world ranked number 23 side Canada at a wet and windy Belfield.
Kate Dillon is finding life a whole lot busier since finally being called up to the central panel of the Irish senior women’s hockey team.
Nikki Symmons will become the first Irish woman in any team sport to amass 200 caps tomorrow when the national hockey team takes on Canada as preparations continue for August’s European championships.