The Green Machine will take a small psychological edge into next month’s Europeans as they edged a 2-1 win in their second meeting this weekend in Glasgow.
Ireland’s pre-European Championship preparations took a marked step forward as they hammered Italy 7-0 at Stormont in the driving rain.
Ireland handed debuts to Tim Cross and Peter McKibbin as they drew their first of two test matches against Scotland at a very wet Glasgow National Hockey Centre.
Ireland’s women fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Scotland in the last game of the three-match series at Stormont on Tuesday.
Gareth Grundie is anticipating a tough battle from Malaysia despite Ireland holding a 100% record over the Asian sides in competitive fixtures.
“The target at the start was to stay in the season but we realised quickly that wasn’t set high enough!” Emma Buckley on her first season in Belgium and earning a world ranking tournament debut place at the FIH Series Finals
A hat-trick from Eugene Magee saw Ireland beat France in the second of this two-match series at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, signing off their FIH Series Final preparations in good style.
Ireland’s men succumbed to a final hooter Hugo Genestet corner goal to draw the opening game of their series with France at Lisnagarvey 1-1.
Michelle Barry’s single goal proved just about enough to see the Irish Under-21 women through to the final of the Cantor Fitzgerald Under-21 Four Nations tournament; Ireland’s men set for French tests
Dave Passmore’s Junior Green Army will play a key tournament in their Junior EuroHockey Championship preparations at the Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations at Serpentine Avenue.
Penalty corner goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Luke Madeley saw Ireland’s men complete a 2-0 win over USA at Serpentine Avenue, adding to Friday’s 5-0 success over the same opposition.
The summer of International hockey got off to a great start at Serpentine Avenue on Friday evening as an impressive Ireland team overcame the USA 5 -0 in the first of a two-match series.
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.