International Friendlies

Evans and McCarthy set for senior bow

Evans and McCarthy set for senior bow

June 15, 2010 | 89 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 […]

Coolnafranky to host Irish challenge

Coolnafranky to host Irish challenge

June 15, 2010 | 59 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown will play host to the first stage of Ireland’s men’s summer programme as they officially open their state-of-the-art water-based facilities as the club face the current Ireland men’s team at Coolnafranky (pictured, right) at 8pm on Friday night Ireland manager Paul Revington has promised that his team will be strong one as part of […]

International teams set for hectic summer

International teams set for hectic summer

June 5, 2010 | 52 views | Leave a comment

The international summer gets underway later this month as Ireland compete in 55 fixtures across eight squads from late June to the end of July with the boys and girls U-16 panels taking part in their major event, the European Nations Cup in Barcelona, both competing at A division level. The women’s senior team will […]

Garrett names A side for German test

Garrett names A side for German test

March 16, 2010 | 55 views | Comments (1)

Guy Garrett has named a 17-player, Ireland A panel for the visit on Thursday of Germany’s U-21 side with several new faces linking up for their first challenge match in the A colours. Speaking about the fixture, Garrett said: “We have had only a short time to prepare due to a heavy domestic programme, but […]

Ireland defence improves in 1-0 British loss

Ireland defence improves in 1-0 British loss

February 23, 2010 | 76 views | Leave a comment

In an improved performance, Ireland lost 1-0 to Great Britain in their second, uncapped training match this week in Bisham Abbey with the Brits scoring after 20 minutes from a penalty corner. The Irish defended better this afternoon with Bridget Cleland standing out but goals still proved hard to come by. Ireland complete the trip […]

Irish fall to 4-0 British training game loss

Irish fall to 4-0 British training game loss

February 22, 2010 | 71 views | Leave a comment

Ireland slipped to a 4-0 loss in the first of three uncapped, training matches this week against Great Britain in Bisham Abbey as a more composed host team took the laurels. Britain ended with a 100pc record from their two penalty corners, roofing two high drag-flicks while capitalising on two defensive lapses to extend the […]

Muller names 18-player squad for British trip

Muller names 18-player squad for British trip

February 16, 2010 | 49 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will travel to Bisham Abbey next Monday to take part in three uncapped challenge matches against Great Britain as part of the ongoing preparations for the World Cup Qualifiers at the end of April in Chile. Gene Muller will bring 18 players for the trip with Lauren Barr, Alex Speers and Cliodhna Sargent unavailable […]

Muller annoyed at late concession

Muller annoyed at late concession

February 7, 2010 | 50 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Michelle Harvey) Belgium 2 (Emilie Sinia, Sofie Gierts) Ireland produced a more competitive performance in the second of their two fixtures in Nivelles this weekend but squandered opportunities meant a second defeat was the end product. Michelle Harvey gave them the lead inside 12 minutes from the game’s first corner, dragging low and […]

Belgium pick off comfortable victory

Belgium pick off comfortable victory

February 6, 2010 | 46 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s preparations for the World Cup qualifiers began in inauspicious style as they fell 3-0 to Belgium at the Pingouin club this afternoon in a fixture delayed by 40 minutes. The Irish panel arrived mere hours before the tie and the ring-rust allowed the Belgians – a force on the rise, now up to 18th […]

Daly and O’Flynn in line for Irish debuts

Daly and O’Flynn in line for Irish debuts

February 1, 2010 | 59 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has named a 17-player squad for this weekend’s double-header against Belgium with Eimear Cregan, Lauren Barr, Alex Speers, Megan Frazer, Emma Stewart, and Niamh Atcheler all not included from last week’s Spanish training week. Nicci Daly (pictured in action for Loreto) and Audrey O’Flynn are both in line for international debuts while Julia […]

Garrett names A squad for German test

Garrett names A squad for German test

January 29, 2010 | 95 views | Leave a comment

Ireland A coach Guy Garrett has named a 17 player panel for an upcoming two game series with the German U-21s in March in Dublin with several changes from last year’s Celtic Cup squad. From that panel, Nicci Daly, Niamh Atcheler, Audrey O’Flynn, Cliodhna Sargent and Helen Stevenson have subsequently moved into the full senior […]

Four uncapped players in Muller's latest squad

Four uncapped players in Muller's latest squad

December 17, 2009 | 93 views | Comments (6)

Gene Muller has named four uncapped players, including three based in Leinster, in his Ireland panel of 24 that he will work with in the build-up to the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Chile in late April. St Andrew’s and Hermes’ schoolgirl Niamh Atcheler (right) has been brought into the panel along with Loreto’s Nicci […]

Ireland complete WCQ build-up on a high

Ireland complete WCQ build-up on a high

November 5, 2009 | 61 views | Comments (8)

England 4 Ireland 4 (Alan Sothern 2, Conor Harte, Peter Caruth) Paul Revington’s charges concluded their build-up to the World Cup Qualifers with a morale-boosting draw against recently crowned European champions England, denied the win only by Richie Mantell’s late equaliser. That drag-flick concluded an exceptionally lively second half after an end-to-end first period had […]

Late double denies Ireland

Late double denies Ireland

November 4, 2009 | 57 views | Comments (4)

Ireland 2 (Andy McConnell, Eugene Magee) England 4 Ireland’s men lost the first of their uncapped double-header against England this evening in Lilleshall in a high tempo warm-up game ahead of the World Cup qualifiers. The European champions took the lead in the ninth minute but Andy McConnell’s (pictured) fine solo goal, breaking down the […]

Ton-up Burns as Irish draw

Ton-up Burns as Irish draw

October 4, 2009 | 55 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Peter Blakeney) Scotland 1 (Gordon McIntyre)After months lingering on 99, Karl Burns (right) brought his ton of international caps up in third game of Ireland’s series with Scotland as a much changed side drew 1-1 for an unbeaten weekend. C of I club mate John Jermyn wore the captain’s armband for the first […]

Five-star Ireland smash Scotland

Five-star Ireland smash Scotland

October 3, 2009 | 48 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 5 (John Jermyn 2, Mitch Darling, Stephen Butler, Alan Sothern) Scotland 0 Ireland’s central panel made it two from two against the Scottish visitors to Banbridge, wasting little time to take the lead with Mitch Darling snapping up Ronan Gormley’s rebounded shot in the sixth minute. John Jermyn doubled the lead in the 11th […]

Jermyn his half-century as Ireland win

Jermyn his half-century as Ireland win

October 2, 2009 | 65 views | Comments (2)

Ireland 3 (M Watt, T Cockram, J Jermyn) Scotland 1 (M Ralph)John Jermyn netted his 50th goal international goal as Ireland rediscovered the winning feeling in Banbridge last night to beat Scotland 3-1 in the first of a three match test series. After missing the French series, his inclusion was a welcome addition as the […]

Ireland bounce back to take draw

Ireland bounce back to take draw

September 25, 2009 | 62 views | Leave a comment

International Friendly:France 1 (Nicolas Monnier) Ireland 1 (Mikey Watt)In a vastly improved performance, the Irish team shared the spoils in the second of their two-match series with France in Paris. Mikey Watt’s (left) 51st minute goal cancelled out Nicolas Monnier’s penalty stroke early in the second half to secure the draw, bouncing back well from […]

Ireland hit for six by France

Ireland hit for six by France

September 23, 2009 | 58 views | Comments (25)

International friendly: France 6 (Jean-Baptiste Pauchet 2, Yannick Schambert, Olivier Sanchez, Mathieu Durchon 2) Ireland 1 (Eugene Magee)Ireland received a reality check from France in their first warm-up game for November’s World Cup qualifiers as they were hammered 6-1 in Paris this evening. Three French goals between the 19th and 23rd minute undid a decent […]

Argentina pull out of Dublin series

Argentina pull out of Dublin series

September 17, 2009 | 62 views | Leave a comment

Argentina, who were due to play Ireland in a triple header, on September 28 and 30and October 1 in Dublin, have confirmed they are not in a position to make the trip and have pulled out of the series. In light of the cancelled Argentinean series, Revington will now re-select his squad for the Scottish […]