International Friendlies

Lively stalemate as Short and Pereira break records

Lively stalemate as Short and Pereira break records

April 20, 2011 | 211 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 | 260 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 | 833 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 | 243 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 | 214 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 | 286 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 | 293 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 | 279 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 | 306 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 | 236 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 | 222 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 | 217 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 […]

Ireland notch second comfortable Belgian win

Ireland notch second comfortable Belgian win

August 7, 2010 | 195 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 3 (Cliodhna Sargent, Nikki Evans, Miriam Crowley) Belgium 1 (Valerie Vermeersch) Ireland again showed an enterprising spirit as they swept by Belgium for a second day running at the National Hockey Stadium as both sides continue with experimental sides. Emma Clarke returned to the side, coming in for Anna O’Flanagan in the match day […]

Young Irish end losing run in style

Young Irish end losing run in style

August 6, 2010 | 218 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 4 (Michelle Harvey 2, Nikki Evans 2) Belgium 0 A four-star second half performance saw Ireland end their Belgian hoodoo in fine fashion at the National Hockey Stadium as Nikki Evans and Michelle Harvey (pictured, right) both scored twice. It ended the country’s ten game losing streak in the best possible manner as a […]

Jermyn back in Ireland fold for Malaysian ties

Jermyn back in Ireland fold for Malaysian ties

August 3, 2010 | 239 views | Comments (1)

Paul Revington plans to use at least 25 players as Ireland’s men return to their international schedule after a brief summer break as the build-up to 2011’s European championships ramps up with a four-game series against Malaysia from August 18 to 22. The coach had named four separate groups of 15 players for each of […]

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

August 3, 2010 | 265 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 | 225 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 | 255 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 | 267 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 | 230 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 […]