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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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