International Friendlies

Smith frustrated as gung-ho performance sees Ireland lose 4-3

Smith frustrated as gung-ho performance sees Ireland lose 4-3

June 11, 2013 | 261 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith described some of Ireland’s play as “thoughtless” as they fell to a frustrating 4-3 loss to Scotland as their attacking play improved in parts but defensively his side were punished.

Jacob’s last gasp goal secures Scottish draw

Jacob’s last gasp goal secures Scottish draw

June 10, 2013 | 368 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jaocb’s 69th minute equaliser saw Ireland snatch a 2-2 draw against Scotland in Edinburgh in their first build-up game to August’s European championships this afternoon.

Scotland and South Africa set to test new look Ireland

Scotland and South Africa set to test new look Ireland

June 9, 2013 | 558 views | Comments (2)

An extensive build-up campaign toward the European championships begins on Monday for the Irish women as Darren Smith’s new look squad as they take on Scotland before meeting South Africa in Peffermill on Tuesday.

Smith omits experienced quartet in new look Irish squad

Smith omits experienced quartet in new look Irish squad

May 28, 2013 | 341 views | Comments (16)

Darren Smith has left out the vastly experienced quartet of Cliodhna Sargent, Sinead McCarthy, Miriam Crowley and Aine Connery from the Irish women’s senior squad for the foreseeable future.

Germany square series with 5-2 win over Ireland

Germany square series with 5-2 win over Ireland

May 19, 2013 | 312 views | Comments (11)

Three goals in a four minute spell either side of half-time proved the difference as Germany bounced back from Friday’s defeat to record a 5-2 win over Ireland, sharing the series.

Irish topple Olympic champions Germany

Irish topple Olympic champions Germany

May 18, 2013 | 245 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men produced a superb performance to beat reigning Olympic champions Germany 3-2 in Heilbronn last night in their first build-up game for the World League round three.

Lorimer and Buser to answer Ireland’s call

Lorimer and Buser to answer Ireland’s call

May 8, 2013 | 528 views | Comments (3)

Andrew Meredith looks set to hand international debuts to Lisnagarvey duo James Lorimer and Daniel Buser having named a 20-man Irish squad for three tests against Olympic champions Germany later this month.

IHA announce series of 11 challenge matches for senior women

IHA announce series of 11 challenge matches for senior women

April 20, 2013 | 267 views | Leave a comment

The IHA have confirmed a series of 11 initial fixtures this summer in the build-up to August’s European championships in August as the Irish women attempt to bounce back from their World League elimination.

Irish end Malaysia series with 3-1 defeat

Irish end Malaysia series with 3-1 defeat

February 13, 2013 | 204 views | Leave a comment

Ahmad Tajuddin’s pair helped Malaysia make it three from three as Ireland’s World League 2 warm-up games completed earlier today with a 3-1 loss in the Bukit Jalil stadium.

O’Flanagan fires Ireland to Spanish victory; three and easy for Malaysia

O’Flanagan fires Ireland to Spanish victory; three and easy for Malaysia

February 11, 2013 | 479 views | Leave a comment

Mixed fortunes for the Irish senior teams in their World League preparatory games as the women saw off Spain 1-0 but the men fell 3-0 in Kuala Lumpur against Malaysia

Irish men shake off jet lag with Malaysian loss

Irish men shake off jet lag with Malaysian loss

February 10, 2013 | 330 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a slightly lethargic opening performance against Malaysia yesterday in their first warm-up game ahead of the World League round two, lining out within a day of travelling to South East Asia

Smith tenure opens with pair of Spanish defeats

Smith tenure opens with pair of Spanish defeats

February 10, 2013 | 208 views | Leave a comment

Smith’s competitive tenure as Ireland’s senior women’s coach opens with two challenge match defeats to Spain in Valencia

Caruth absence adds to tricky start to 2013 for green machine

Caruth absence adds to tricky start to 2013 for green machine

February 8, 2013 | 2,521 views | Comments (1)

Andrew Meredith’s World League panel took another hit on the eve of their departure as Peter Caruth was forced out of the trip to Asia due to a leg injury; international absentees make for intriguing Leinster league ties

Smith starts with Spanish encounters; women’s weekend preview

Smith starts with Spanish encounters; women’s weekend preview

February 8, 2013 | 1,842 views | Comments (1)

Darren Smith’s coaching rein takes its first venture into the competitive realm this afternoon when they play a friendly tie against Spain in Valencia.

Smith names tried and trusted first selection

Smith names tried and trusted first selection

January 9, 2013 | 329 views | Comments (10)

New Irish women’s coach Darren Smith’s first international selection is along tried and trusted lines as he admits he has “been unable to see the athletes in person” just yet.

Ames an intriguing omission from Meredith’s first Irish squad

Ames an intriguing omission from Meredith’s first Irish squad

October 30, 2012 | 404 views | Comments (12)

David Ames is an informative omissions from the latest Irish men’s senior national team, heightening fears he will take up the option of sitting out three years of international hockey in a bid to declare for Great Britain.

Classy Smith double undoes Ireland

Classy Smith double undoes Ireland

September 24, 2012 | 211 views | Leave a comment

Denis Pritchard’s Irish senior women’s team got an idea of the task ahead of them as Australia showed a sharp edge in their warm-up game on Sunday afternoon, six days prior to the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I.

Mullan and Gray retained from Wales series

Mullan and Gray retained from Wales series

August 31, 2012 | 420 views | Comments (3)

Katie Mullan and Nicola Gray are the two newcomers to retain their place in the Irish women’s panel from last week’s Wales’ series as they complete their formal match practice in Scotland from September 7-9.

Carroll and Mullan star as Irish whitewash Wales

Carroll and Mullan star as Irish whitewash Wales

August 26, 2012 | 379 views | Leave a comment

Multi-talented Naomi Carroll showed her potential in an Irish hockey jersey as she showed a poacher’s instinct to net twice in a 3-1 win over Wales; Ireland won 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, making it a series whitewash

Eight newcomers see off Wales

Eight newcomers see off Wales

August 24, 2012 | 247 views | Comments (1)

Eight new caps helped Ireland start their preparations for the Champions Challenge I in earnest as they wiped out a similarly new-look Wales in the first of three games this weekend at Belfield.