International Friendlies

Jermyn and Darling salvage Wales draw

Jermyn and Darling salvage Wales draw

June 12, 2011 | 118 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 | 209 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 | 105 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 | 195 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 | 102 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 | 160 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 | 317 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 | 95 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 | 89 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 | 317 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 | 104 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 | 89 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 | 141 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

Cockram double nets Malaysia win

Cockram double nets Malaysia win

August 22, 2010 | 133 views | Comments (1)

Timmy Cockram’s second half double crowned Ireland’s best half of hockey over the four ties with Malaysia at Belfield this week, netting the two corners the country earned.

Curse of late corner afflicts Irish men

Curse of late corner afflicts Irish men

August 21, 2010 | 121 views | Leave a comment

The curse of the 3-2, last minute concession affected Ireland yet again as the Irish senior men were undone by Hanfi Hafifihafiz’ late corner deflection to take the spoils at Belfield in the third of four internationals at Belfield this week.

Malaysia suspend disbelief to roast Ireland

Malaysia suspend disbelief to roast Ireland

August 19, 2010 | 157 views | Comments (5)

Malaysia withstood 37 minutes of suspensions to roast an undercooked Ireland at Belfield tonight in the second of four challenge matches, scoring twice after Nabil Figri was red carded in the 42nd minute.

Sothern’s late strike earns Malaysian draw

Sothern’s late strike earns Malaysian draw

August 18, 2010 | 94 views | Comments (2)

Alan Sothern fired a last minute penalty corner to earn Ireland a draw in the first of their four match series against Malaysia at Belfield tonight.

Rev’s Ireland return for Malay series

Rev’s Ireland return for Malay series

August 18, 2010 | 84 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington’s Ireland panel get back into action this evening after a brief summer break from training when they play Malaysia in the first of four challenge matches this evening at Belfield (8.30pm).

Ireland complete Belgian whitewash

Ireland complete Belgian whitewash

August 8, 2010 | 73 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (Alex Speers, Jean McDonnell) Belgium 1 (Morgane Vouche) For the third day running, Ireland wrapped up victory with something to spare as they netted twice in the first half at the National Hockey Stadium and while, Morgane Vouche got the Belgians in range, the hosts always held the aces. Alex Speers broke the […]