Ireland’s men are encouraging children to bring their sticks along to their Friday night match against USA to take part in a special fun, post-match clinic, free for all comers.
Alexander Cox has rung the changes in the Irish men’s squad for the next stage in the Olympic qualifying process – June’s FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet, France – with six changes from December’s World Cup line-up.
Ireland’s preparations for the first stage of the women’s 2020 Olympic qualifying process have received a set back with news that Canada will now not be travelling for four internationals which were due to take place shortly before the tournament gets underway next month.
Ireland’s men won their first two games since the World Cup as they beat France 2-0 and 2-1 in Utrecht this week in a pair of uncapped fixtures, kicking off their Olympic qualifier preparations.
Ireland drew a dramatic second test against Spain on Wednesday morning before losing 4-1 on Thursday as Graham Shaw rang the changes
Ireland fell 2-1 to Spain in the first formal re-match of the World Cup semi-final in Granada as Katie Mullan’s early goal was overturned by the hosts.
Sarah Hawkshaw continued her lively start to life as an Irish international, scoring her second goal in five appearances for the Green Army.
Shirley McCay and Lizzie Colvin will both return to the Irish women’s squad for the first time since the World Cup for their upcoming trip to take on Spain and India.
Ireland’s women finished their four-game series on a high with three second half goals earning a 3-0 win, perfectly squaring the week’s matches with one win each, two draws and five goals each.
Chile took the laurels from game three of four in Santiago as they secured a 3-0 win over Ireland at the Manquehue club.
Ireland were denied victory 90 seconds from time as Denise Krimerman’s deflected corner goal saw hosts Chile nick a 2-2 draw at the Prince of Wales club on Sunday evening.
A fresh-faced Irish side – with four debutantes – drew 0-0 with Chile in the first of their four games in Santiago on Saturday evening as Sarah Hawkshaw, Amy Elliott and twins Serena and Bethany Barr made their first senior appearances in green.
Twins Bethany and Serena Barr could make their international debuts on the same day in January as they form part of a quartet of new faces in Graham Shaw’s Irish squad for a training camp in Chile.
The Green Army will travel to Valencia next weekend for a five-day training camp with an extended panel of 28 where they will play three uncapped matches against Spain.
Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat to world number three side Belgium at White Star’s Evere venue in their penultimate warm-up before the World Cup.
David Harte looks set to win his battle to be fit in time for the men’s Hockey World Cup following a dramatic improvement in diagnosis on Thursday morning.
Ireland’s women will play their first internationals since their World Cup odyssey in Spain next month as part of the build-up to next year’s first stage of the Olympic qualifying process, writes John Flack.
Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.
Ireland succumbed to late Netherlands’ blast of goals to deny them a result as they gave up a 2-0 lead as they fell 5-2 to the Dutch in the semi-final of the Four Nations in Valencia.
Ireland’s inauspicious record against the Netherlands continued as they lost 7-1 in Valencia in their third Four Nations tie of the week.