International Friendlies

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

October 31, 2018 | 396 views | Leave a comment

Spain continued their good recent run of results against Ireland with Xavi Lleonart’s penalty stroke 12 minutes from the end earning the Four Nations hosts a second win of the campaign.

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

October 29, 2018 | 373 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox’s tenure as Irish men’s coach got off to a great start with a 2-1 win over higher-ranked England in Valencia.

Cox names first panel with 28 players in for Garvey camp

Cox names first panel with 28 players in for Garvey camp

August 16, 2018 | 590 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Alexander Cox has named an extensive 28-player squad as the World Cup comes into focus for the men’s side following the women’s heroics in London.

Irish stars set to attend Under-21 tie at Stormont

Irish stars set to attend Under-21 tie at Stormont

August 9, 2018 | 701 views | Leave a comment

Ulster hockey fans will get a chance to meet and greet 13 of the World Cup stars at Stormont with a number of the silver medal winners set to be in attendance at the Under-21 international between Ireland and England at Stormont

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

July 29, 2018 | 161 views | Leave a comment

Ireland closed out the Real Four Nations series in Dusseldorf with a 2-2 draw against France in a tight game, leading twice but ultimately being pegged back.

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

July 27, 2018 | 367 views | Leave a comment

Four second half goals saw Germany pull away from Ireland at the Four Nations Cup in Dusseldorf on a day when Callum Robson became the latest Irish international.

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

July 15, 2018 | 339 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their home World Cup preparations with a feisty and open 2-2 draw against an aggressive and loud Italian side at Pembroke.

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

July 14, 2018 | 783 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to something of a shock loss to USA at Belfield as two goals in the closing eight minutes saw them succumb to the visitors.

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

July 12, 2018 | 676 views | Leave a comment

Ireland eased to a facile 5-1 win over USA at Belfield with John Bessell taking the coaching role for the night with two goals in the first 66 seconds setting up the success.

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

July 12, 2018 | 442 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer made her first appearance for Ireland in over two years as they continued their World Cup warm-up with a 1-0 win over Chile at Belfield

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

July 10, 2018 | 700 views | Leave a comment

Belfield will host its first international hockey matches since October 2015 on Thursday evening as a late stand-in venue with the Irish women and men lining out in a double-header.

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

July 8, 2018 | 189 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s last minute goal saw Ireland’s women complete the Cork leg of their World Cup preparation with an upbeat 2-1 win over Japan at the Mardyke.

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

July 6, 2018 | 351 views | Leave a comment

For a second successive game, the 53rd minute was cursed for Ireland as Japan came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Mardyke in their World Cup build-up series.

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

July 4, 2018 | 261 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the 53rd minute saw Ireland fall to a 2-0 defeat to Japan in the first of their three games at Mardyke this week.

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

July 1, 2018 | 509 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton was given a suitable send-off as three goals in the closing 17 minutes saw Ireland beat France for a second day in succession at the Mardyke.

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

June 30, 2018 | 742 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue is closing in rapidly on John Jermyn’s Irish scoring record as he scored the first four goals of a thumping 6-1 win over France in game two of their series.

Cork and Ireland legend Jermyn says goodbye at packed Garryduff

Cork and Ireland legend Jermyn says goodbye at packed Garryduff

June 29, 2018 | 749 views | Leave a comment

John Jermyn signed off on his international career in front of the “biggest crowd” he has seen at his Garryduff home, scoring a typically powerful penalty corner into the bargain.

Jermyn to formally hang up stick on home turf

Jermyn to formally hang up stick on home turf

June 25, 2018 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s record goalscorer, John Jermyn will formally hang up his international hockey stick in front of his home crowd at Garryduff on Thursday evening when the men’s side take on France in a test match.

Pre-selection series ends in 3-0 defeat to Germany

Pre-selection series ends in 3-0 defeat to Germany

June 25, 2018 | 156 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their pre-World Cup selection series in Germany with a 3-0 loss in a challenge match in Dusseldorf.

Ireland tie with Canada to claim Three Nations in Dusseldorf

Ireland tie with Canada to claim Three Nations in Dusseldorf

June 23, 2018 | 412 views | Leave a comment

Ireland got the draw they needed to win the Three Nations tournament in Dusseldorf, adding a tie with the Canucks to Thursday’s win over Germany.