A breathtaking second half spell saw Argentina notch a second 4-1 win over Ireland in two days at Belfield, turning a half-time tie into a second half spree; it was Gene Muller’s final build-up game for the European championships
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.