International Friendlies

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

July 8, 2011 | 94 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young stars enjoyed a fine week as the U-18 girls and both U-16 groups had successful international series against Celtic rivals.

Ton-up Maguire celebrates in style; five star U-18s outdo France

Ton-up Maguire celebrates in style; five star U-18s outdo France

July 1, 2011 | 78 views | Leave a comment

Two more Irish wins today as Phelie Maguire celebrated his 100th cap with a top-corner strike as Ireland claimed a free and easy 6-3 win over Egypt at Belfield, claiming their three game series 2-1; the U-18 girls won 5-1 against France

Egypt level three game series with rotating Irish

Egypt level three game series with rotating Irish

June 30, 2011 | 168 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s rotation passed 40 players for the summer as Monkstown’s Stephen Cole along with Banbridge duo Stephen Dowds and Phil Brown became the latest players to make their international debuts against Egypt

Revington assesses options after double win

Revington assesses options after double win

June 29, 2011 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men notched a pair of victories earlier this week as Paul Revington looks to finalise his panel for the upcoming Champions Challenge which gets underway next Saturday in Lille

Blakeney fires magnificent Celtic seven

Blakeney fires magnificent Celtic seven

June 18, 2011 | 121 views | Leave a comment

Peter Blakeney’s four star performance helped Ireland roll over an under-strength France in some style in Cardiff with plenty to spare, moving them close to retaining the Celtic Cup; Ireland also faced Pakistan in a close tie

Darling and Jermyn doubles fire fluid Irish

Darling and Jermyn doubles fire fluid Irish

June 12, 2011 | 157 views | Comments (3)

Fluidity was finally forthcoming for Paul Revington’s Ireland as they produced their best performance of the three-match series with Wales, running up a 4-1 win with John Jermyn and Mitch Darling scoring doubles

Jermyn and Darling salvage Wales draw

Jermyn and Darling salvage Wales draw

June 12, 2011 | 122 views | Comments (1)

Paul Revington introduced an increase of 849 Irish caps – across 11 changes – to his Irish team for the second of his side’s three-game series with Wales but was forced to settle for a 2-2 tie at Belfield on Saturday

First half Irish blitz downs Wales

First half Irish blitz downs Wales

June 9, 2011 | 213 views | Comments (3)

A patchy Irish performance from an inexperienced side yielded a 3-2 win at Belfield last night as first half goals from Andy McConnell, Peter Blakeney and Peter Caruth made the difference.

Welsh visit for three game series

Welsh visit for three game series

June 8, 2011 | 108 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s men begin their summer campaign on Thursday evening with the first of a three-game series against Wales in the National Hockey Stadium in Belfield; they will do so without Alan Sothern, Ronan Gormley and Chris Cargo

McDonnell hat-trick smashes Scots

McDonnell hat-trick smashes Scots

June 6, 2011 | 198 views | Leave a comment

Jean McDonnell’s first international hat-trick earned a modicum of revenge for Ireland as they ended a three-game losing streak against Scotland, winning 6-0 in Largs, against an experimental opposition line-up

Men and women to face world champs

Men and women to face world champs

June 1, 2011 | 103 views | Leave a comment

The IHA today confirmed Ireland’s men will play in a Five Nations tournament featuring world number ones Australia as well as Korea (currently sixth in the world) as part of their European championships build-up.

McCay celebrates 100th cap with French win

McCay celebrates 100th cap with French win

April 25, 2011 | 169 views | Leave a comment

Ireland completed their three game series with France with a third successive 2-0 win on the day when Shirley McCay joined the 100 cap club.

Buzzing Railway ready for European dream

Buzzing Railway ready for European dream

April 21, 2011 | 321 views | Comments (2)

Railway Union coach Mick McKinnon says he has never seen Park Avenue “more buzzing” as the club welcomes EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy this weekend for their maiden run at a continental outdoor competition.

Second blank for Ireland and Canada

Second blank for Ireland and Canada

April 21, 2011 | 97 views | Comments (1)

Ireland drew 0-0 with Canada for the second day in succession at Stormont as visiting goalkeeper Anthoni Kindler hit form to leave the Irish winless from their three-game series.

Lively stalemate as Short and Pereira break records

Lively stalemate as Short and Pereira break records

April 20, 2011 | 91 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew the second of their three game series 0-0 with Canada in the first international game to be played at the new Civil Service pitch in Stormont last night on an historic occasion for Canadian hockey.

Ireland stung by late Canadian strike

Ireland stung by late Canadian strike

April 19, 2011 | 141 views | Comments (1)

Ireland lost out to a bizarre late Canadian goal in their first senior men’s international game of 2011 as Paul Revington’s plans for this year’s European championships begin in earnest.

Carroll first Railway call-up for 34 years

Carroll first Railway call-up for 34 years

March 30, 2011 | 334 views | Comments (27)

Kenny Carroll could become the first Irish men’s senior international from Railway Union since the late, great Joey O’Meara following the announcement of Paul Revington’s squad for a three-game series with Canada.

Five star Dutch down Ireland

Five star Dutch down Ireland

January 24, 2011 | 105 views | Comments (3)

After Sunday’s tight battle, the Netherlands hit form in a serious way this afternoon in the second of two challenge matches in Seville, winning out 5-0 against Ireland’s senior men

Van den Horst denies Irish Dutch draw

Van den Horst denies Irish Dutch draw

January 24, 2011 | 91 views | Leave a comment

Robert van den Horst’s goal seven minutes from time denied Ireland from taking a result from the first of their two challenge matches against the Netherlands in Seville on Sunday, losing out 3-2.

Revington names 16 for Seville training camp

Revington names 16 for Seville training camp

January 19, 2011 | 146 views | Comments (17)

In the wake of last week’s national training camp, Paul Revington has selected a group of 18 players to travel to Seville for a further, warm-weather, intensive get-together which includes two test matches against the Netherlands