International Friendlies

McKinnon hands out eight debut caps in Spain draw

McKinnon hands out eight debut caps in Spain draw

January 12, 2014 | 1,198 views | Leave a comment

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.

Nine uncapped players in McKinnon’s Irish panel

Nine uncapped players in McKinnon’s Irish panel

December 30, 2013 | 1,909 views | Comments (1)

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 to face USA, South Africa and Spain

Ireland to face USA, South Africa and Spain

December 18, 2013 | 586 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Experimental Irish women’s squad set for Spain

Experimental Irish women’s squad set for Spain

December 13, 2013 | 1,672 views | Comments (1)

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

Catlin denies Ireland share of Hamburg spoils

Catlin denies Ireland share of Hamburg spoils

July 28, 2013 | 229 views | Leave a comment

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.

Jonker hat trick downs Ireland in Hamburg

Jonker hat trick downs Ireland in Hamburg

July 27, 2013 | 266 views | Comments (1)

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.

Germany hit Ireland for six in Hamburg

Germany hit Ireland for six in Hamburg

July 25, 2013 | 267 views | Comments (6)

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.

Shimmins in for Masters as Ireland face three of world’s top four

Shimmins in for Masters as Ireland face three of world’s top four

July 24, 2013 | 288 views | Leave a comment

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.

Bann’s Bell brings club’s international representation to nine

Bann’s Bell brings club’s international representation to nine

July 16, 2013 | 480 views | Leave a comment

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.

Smith’s Ireland complete unbeaten week with Scottish draw

Smith’s Ireland complete unbeaten week with Scottish draw

July 5, 2013 | 336 views | Leave a comment

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.

Late double fires Ireland to back-to-back wins

Late double fires Ireland to back-to-back wins

July 4, 2013 | 207 views | Leave a comment

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.

Speers fires Ireland to 4-1 win over Scotland

Speers fires Ireland to 4-1 win over Scotland

July 2, 2013 | 189 views | Leave a comment

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.

Welsh nip Irish win hopes in the Budd

Welsh nip Irish win hopes in the Budd

July 1, 2013 | 231 views | Comments (1)

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.

McCay and Speers to hit 150 mark as Irish Euro preparations continue

McCay and Speers to hit 150 mark as Irish Euro preparations continue

June 30, 2013 | 428 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Flanagan treble earns share of three match spoils with Canada

O’Flanagan treble earns share of three match spoils with Canada

June 25, 2013 | 272 views | Leave a comment

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.

Corner double sees Irish women beat Canada

Corner double sees Irish women beat Canada

June 24, 2013 | 550 views | Leave a comment

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).

Symmons hits 200 but Canada spoil the party

Symmons hits 200 but Canada spoil the party

June 22, 2013 | 349 views | Leave a comment

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.

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

June 21, 2013 | 786 views | Comments (1)

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.

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

June 20, 2013 | 447 views | Comments (7)

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.

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

June 15, 2013 | 256 views | Leave a comment

The three Irish Masters women’s teams played Wales on Friday afternoon recording two strong wins and a draw to get their busy weekend of action off to a good start.