International Friendlies

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

August 3, 2010 | 81 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will stick with a similar, experimental make-up to the squad which played Scotland recently with Gene Muller making two changes to the panel for next weekend’s series against Belgium. Kate McConnell (left) returns to the senior panel for the first time since July 2008 when she featured in the Celtic Cup in Garryduff with […]

Malaysians set to return for Irish series

Malaysians set to return for Irish series

July 26, 2010 | 79 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington’s Irish men’s team have a busy August in store as Malaysia have been confirmed as visitors for a four match series (times and dates to be confirmed) before taking on a five nations event in Paris. Ranked 14 in the world, Malaysia are the highest placed side Revington has beaten with Ireland since […]

Scots complete clean sweep over Irish women

Scots complete clean sweep over Irish women

July 25, 2010 | 129 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s international challenge match Scotland 3 (Kareena Marshall, Susan Hamilton, Aimee Clark) Ireland 1 (Alex Speers) Scotland completed a clean sweep from their three match series with Ireland this afternoon in Forthbank, finding it a smoother transition to bed in their three new squad additions than Ireland’s sixth. Old Alex goalkeeper Pamela Smithwick was […]

McDonnell strike not enough for Ireland

McDonnell strike not enough for Ireland

July 24, 2010 | 118 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international challenge match Scotland 2 (Louise Baxter, Vikki Bunce) Ireland 1 (Jean McDonnell) Despite Jean McDonnell’s stunning second half effort, an experimental Ireland side fell 2-1 to a Scottish side also using this series to assess their options as the Forthbank hosts fielded two debutants for Saturday’s tie. The Scots took the lead […]

Five make debut but Kidd settles tie

Five make debut but Kidd settles tie

July 24, 2010 | 100 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international challenge match Scotland 1 (Nikki Kidd) Ireland 0 Gene Muller handed five Irish players their first senior international caps but they were unable to turn the tide against Scotland as a 40th minute goal settled the tie with Nikki Kidd dragging home the winner in the first of the three match series […]

Six debutants in for Scotland series

Six debutants in for Scotland series

July 22, 2010 | 107 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has named six uncapped players in his squad for this weekend’s three-match series against Scotland in Stirling this weekend. The selection comes 13 months before Ireland’s first shot at claiming an Olympic spot at the European championships in Monchengladbach in late August 2011 with this series – and three games against Belgium in […]

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

July 6, 2010 | 59 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s completed an excellent trio of games with their most emphatic win of three over Scotland at Jordanstown on Monday as they picked up a 3-0 win. Leah Ewart was on target for the third game in-a-row while Rebecca Barry and Katie Codyre (left) were also on the mark. It concludes their build-up to […]

Pair of draws ends men’s summer unbeaten

Pair of draws ends men’s summer unbeaten

July 4, 2010 | 66 views | Leave a comment

Senior Men’s international fixtures Saturday: Ireland 1 (Alan Sothern) France 1 (Joost Jansen) Sunday: Ireland 3 (Eugene Magee 2, David Ames) France 3 Ireland produced an incredible fight-back in the third of their three matches against France to sign off on their summer six-match campaign unbeaten with the Celtic Cup and a series win under […]

Hurtz strikes thrice for third Aussie win

Hurtz strikes thrice for third Aussie win

July 4, 2010 | 71 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international Ireland 1 (Lisa Jacob) Australia 4 (Emily Hurtz 3, Megan Rivers) Emily Hurtz (pictured, below left) completed her role as Ireland’s tormentor with a trio of close range corner goals in a game defined by a string of set pieces but little excitement from play. Australia notched seven corners in the first […]

Major milestones for Cockram and Cleland

Major milestones for Cockram and Cleland

July 3, 2010 | 61 views | Leave a comment

Timmy Cockram and Bridget Cleland are both set to hit major international appearance landmarks today on what will be the busiest day of the international summer with six Irish outfits doing battle. Cockram – like Irish men’s skipper Ronan Gormley last week – scored on his 99th cap and will be aiming to extend Ireland’s […]

Deja-vu as Hurtz strikes again for Aussies

Deja-vu as Hurtz strikes again for Aussies

July 2, 2010 | 92 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s International Ireland 0 Australia 1 (Emily Hurtz) For the second game running, Emily Hurtz proved Ireland’s denier, this time striking just two and a half minutes from time to deny Ireland a famous draw at Belfield against the world number fives. Again, they would have been reasonable value for it as the hockeyroos […]

Slick Ireland surpass French again

Slick Ireland surpass French again

July 1, 2010 | 77 views | Leave a comment

Senior men’s international (Cookstown) Ireland 3 (Timmy Cockram, Andy McConnell, Chris Cargo) France 1 (Guillaume Deront) Ireland’s men produced another slick, fast-flowing performance to dispatch France 3-1 last night in the first senior international to be played at Cookstown’s new Coolnafranky facility. Timmy Cockram (pictured) linked up brilliantly with David Ames – who impressed throughout […]

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

July 1, 2010 | 78 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s concluded their three-game series with Belgium with a pair of defeats at Belfield this morning, the boys missing out by the odd goal in five while the visitors found their form in the girl’s tie to win comfortably. The girls, as a result, ended up tying the series with a win, draw and […]

Mega-Hurtz strike denies dogged Ireland

Mega-Hurtz strike denies dogged Ireland

June 30, 2010 | 91 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s International fixture Ireland 0 Australia 1 (Emily Hurtz) A gritty Irish performance fell just short as Emily Hurtz’ (pictured) superbly arrowed shot two minutes into the second half settled the tie. As befitting a world number five side, Australia played at a lively, sharp tempo but Ireland’s defence – with Sinead McCarthy coming […]

Belgium bounce back in U-18 ties

Belgium bounce back in U-18 ties

June 30, 2010 | 77 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-18 boys 1 (Owen Magee) Belgium 5; Ireland U-18 girls 1 (Naomi Carroll) Belgium 1 A tired-looking Irish U-18 boys – playing their fifth match since Friday – fell 5-1 this afternoon to a stylish and technically sound Belgian outfit at Belfield, coming back from an early goal deficit. Owen Magee had given the […]

Clean bill of health for Revington and Muller

Clean bill of health for Revington and Muller

June 30, 2010 | 103 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has no fresh injury worries ahead of the three-game series with Australia which gets underway in Belfield this evening following a tough workout at the Four-Nations tournament in Germany last weekend. It means the squad is as announced on June 15 with Louisa Healy coming back in for possibly her 50th cap while […]

Irish U-18s rack up Scottish treble

Irish U-18s rack up Scottish treble

June 27, 2010 | 109 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s produced a superb weekend’s work in Lisnagarvey as they notched three wins in succession against Scotland in three days. They got off to flyer on Friday night with Shane O’Donoghue bagging a double while Tom Samuel, William Edgar and Andy Williamson completed a 5-1 rout. Sykes bagged a double in the second game […]

Ireland impress at Cookstown opening

Ireland impress at Cookstown opening

June 20, 2010 | 119 views | Leave a comment

Ireland built up to next weekend’s Celtic Cup in Le Touquet, France with an impressive 7-1 win over Cookstown at the official opening of the new Coolnafranky complex in Co Tyrone on Friday. The panel featured 17 of the Irish panel who will travel to France in the green jersey. Jason Lynch stepped in to […]

Revingtion forced to ring changes

Revingtion forced to ring changes

June 17, 2010 | 88 views | Comments (7)

A number of players have a chance to stake their claim for a midfield berth as Paul Revington named six changes to his Ireland squad for the Celtic Cup from 2009’s World Cup qualifiers. All were enforced swaps with four of them coming in the middle of the park with Glenanne pair Stephen Butler and […]

Evans and McCarthy set for senior bow

Evans and McCarthy set for senior bow

June 15, 2010 | 99 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has announced three changes from the World Cup qualifying squad for the upcoming Four-Nations event in Essen, Germany which gets underway on June 25. Nikki Evans (left) looks set for an international debut following her inclusion for that tournament – which features high quality games against India, Germany and Australia – as well […]