International Friendlies

Six debutants in for Scotland series

Six debutants in for Scotland series

July 22, 2010 | 232 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 | 155 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 | 147 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 | 155 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 | 149 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 | 182 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 | 162 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 | 174 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 | 180 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 | 183 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 | 216 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 | 215 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 | 216 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 | 180 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 | 197 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 | 151 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 | 139 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 | 160 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 | 183 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 | 174 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 […]