International Friendlies

Sublime Rebecchi upends game Irish effort

Sublime Rebecchi upends game Irish effort

August 12, 2011 | 275 views | Comments (2)

Carla Rebecchi provided the star turn for world number ones Argentina as they showed a clean pair of heels to Ireland this evening, inspiring a comfortable victory at Belfield in the first of their two-game series.

Selection issues abound after Argentine loss

Selection issues abound after Argentine loss

August 7, 2011 | 204 views | Leave a comment

How the weekend’s results and performances affect Paul Revington’s final selection for the European Championships was the main question at the end of today’s second tie between Argentina and Ireland, the visitors winning 4-1

Improved Irish fall to third Spanish loss

Improved Irish fall to third Spanish loss

August 7, 2011 | 318 views | Leave a comment

With the shackles released, Ireland produced their best hockey in the second half of their three game series with Spain at Belfield but a counter-attack penalty stroke denied the side the chance of breaking the Spaniard’s winning run.

Vila triple enough to beat lack lustre Irish

Vila triple enough to beat lack lustre Irish

August 6, 2011 | 207 views | Leave a comment

A malfunctioning green machine almost salvaged a late result but it would scarcely paper over the cracks of an error-laden performance against an Argentina side who looked keen for retribution following an INSEP pasting last week.

Spanish corner strike deja-vu for Ireland

Spanish corner strike deja-vu for Ireland

August 5, 2011 | 497 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a solo penalty corner strike for a second successive 1-0 loss to Spain as Lola Riera’s 45th minute drag-flick did the damage in Belfield.

Ybarra corner strike enough for Spain

Ybarra corner strike enough for Spain

August 4, 2011 | 270 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a 1-0 defeat in the first of their three-match series against Spain at Belfield as Rocio Ybarra’s 17th minute goal did the damage.

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

July 8, 2011 | 170 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 | 312 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 | 255 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 | 165 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 | 197 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 | 230 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 | 178 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 | 285 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 | 178 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 | 276 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 | 175 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 | 259 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 | 410 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 | 164 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.