International Friendlies

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

June 15, 2013 | 363 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.

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 | 306 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 | 410 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 | 615 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 | 433 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 | 369 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 | 295 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 | 601 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 | 326 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 | 259 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 | 538 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 | 388 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 | 251 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 | 3,389 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 | 2,420 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 | 386 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 | 471 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 | 267 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 | 492 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 | 467 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