International Friendlies

Belgium claim game one laurels in Auderghem

Belgium claim game one laurels in Auderghem

October 24, 2016 | 528 views | Leave a comment

Belgium scored twice late in the day to pull away from Ireland in the first tie of two this week, this one taking place in Auderghem.

Five potential debutantes named for Belgium and Scotland series

Five potential debutantes named for Belgium and Scotland series

October 10, 2016 | 1,123 views | Leave a comment

Preparations begin in earnest for the 2018 World Cup qualifying bid as Graham Shaw has named two panels for upcoming trips to Belgium and Scotland with five potential debutantes.

Ronquetti on the double in Belgians Four Nations win

Ronquetti on the double in Belgians Four Nations win

August 6, 2016 | 287 views | Leave a comment

Two goals from Marie Ronquetti proved the undoing of Ireland’s five-game winning streak in a closely contested Four Nations Invitational final.

Carroll and Colvin combine in strong Irish win

Carroll and Colvin combine in strong Irish win

August 3, 2016 | 548 views | Leave a comment

Naomi Carroll’s 52nd minute goal saw Ireland extend their winning streak to five successive games as they beat Chile 2-1 in the semi-final of the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Merrion Fleet Arena.

Fourth successive win as O’Flanagan hot streak continues

Fourth successive win as O’Flanagan hot streak continues

August 2, 2016 | 375 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan and Ireland’s hot streak continued as the striker scored the only goal of a 1-0 win over Chile, her fifth goal in three games.

O’Flanagan’s double double has Ireland in control

O’Flanagan’s double double has Ireland in control

July 31, 2016 | 431 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan made it four goals in two games as Ireland produced a superbly aggressive second half performance, coming back from a goal deficit at half-time to beat higher ranked Belgium.

Double celebrations all round as Ireland see off Scotland

Double celebrations all round as Ireland see off Scotland

July 30, 2016 | 681 views | Leave a comment

Two goals apiece from captain Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan meant that Ireland got their Four Nations campaign off to the perfect start at the Merrion Fleet Arena on a cloudy Saturday afternoon.

Mullan’s winner cools Chile challenge

Mullan’s winner cools Chile challenge

July 27, 2016 | 573 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan’s goal two minutes from saw Ireland’s women beat Chile 2-1 in a challenge match on a Tuesday evening when Jessica McGirr and Rebecca Barry both made their international debuts.

Barry set for Irish debut at Four Nations

Barry set for Irish debut at Four Nations

July 26, 2016 | 941 views | Leave a comment

Rebecca Barry is the latest new cap in the Irish women’s senior panel to get the chance to impress Graham Shaw this summer as they prepare for a four-team tournament at the Merrion Fleet Arena this week.

Women’s Four Nations tournament set for Rathdown

Women’s Four Nations tournament set for Rathdown

July 17, 2016 | 915 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will play a four-nations tournament featuring Chile, Scotland and Belgium at the Merrion Fleet Arena from July 30 to August 5.

No panic for Fulton as Ireland finish local-based Olympic preparation.

No panic for Fulton as Ireland finish local-based Olympic preparation.

July 7, 2016 | 976 views | Leave a comment

Ireland completed the local training phase of their Olympic preparation with a 5-0 loss to the world number two side the Netherlands at the Mardyke.

Dutch masters run up 7-2 win over Ireland

Dutch masters run up 7-2 win over Ireland

July 4, 2016 | 1,041 views | Leave a comment

Fatigue looked to play a part as Ireland fell 7-2 to world number two side the Netherlands in their Fexco challenge match at the Mardyke, their third game in three days and sixth in eight days all told.

Harte heroics earns Ireland draw with Blacksticks

Harte heroics earns Ireland draw with Blacksticks

July 2, 2016 | 701 views | Leave a comment

Ireland scrambled to a second successive draw at the Six Nations Tournament in Valencia, clinging on at times for a 1-1 tie with world number eight side New Zealand.

Quemada’s last ditch flick usurps Irish victory in Valencia

Quemada’s last ditch flick usurps Irish victory in Valencia

June 30, 2016 | 600 views | Leave a comment

Ireland picked up their first point of the Six Nations tournament in Valencia but were ultimately frustrated as Pau Quemada’s drag-flick on the final hooter meant they had to share the spoils with Spain.

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

June 14, 2016 | 799 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton confirmed he will be making a significant cut to his Irish panel, most likely from 27 players down to 20, in the coming week following Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Canada.

Irish women making key strides for next cycle as Shaw draws on Stewart’s expertise

Irish women making key strides for next cycle as Shaw draws on Stewart’s expertise

June 13, 2016 | 918 views | Leave a comment

In the absence of an Olympic ticket, “making gains” now is the key message for Irish women’s coach Graham Shaw as they use 2016 to build for a first World Cup shot since 2002 and beyond

Three from three for Ireland over Canada

Three from three for Ireland over Canada

June 13, 2016 | 424 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine made it three wins from three against Canada and back-to-back series victories as they beat their Rio rivals 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.

O’Donoghue double downs Canada

O’Donoghue double downs Canada

June 11, 2016 | 422 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (S O’Donoghue 2) Canada 1 (F Van Son) ***words from Kyle Good**** Two drag flicks from Shane O’Donoghue at Stormont ensured that Ireland maintained a 100% record in the four game series against Canada, coming from a goal down to earn the win. The series now moves to Dublin for the second two […]

Spain fight back to earn series draw

Spain fight back to earn series draw

June 10, 2016 | 137 views | Leave a comment

Spain won the final game of the Phoenix Gas series at Univeristy of Ulster in Jordanstown on Friday morning, leaving Graham Shaw’s side with a tie from the series against the Olympic bound opposition.

Ireland eventually see off Canada in tight opening series game

Ireland eventually see off Canada in tight opening series game

June 9, 2016 | 465 views | Leave a comment

Men’s senior international test match Ireland 2 (M Watt, J Jackson) Canada 0 Irelantd played the first of four test matches against Canada this evening at the beautiful setting at the Playball, Stormont. Both Canada and Ireland are Rio bound and will face one another on the 11th of August in the Olympics. Ireland eventually […]