International Friendlies

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 | 1,014 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 | 1,082 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 | 712 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 | 626 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 | 805 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 | 933 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 | 436 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 | 432 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 | 155 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 | 477 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 […]

Spain bounce back with comfortable win

Spain bounce back with comfortable win

June 9, 2016 | 494 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s run of good form came to an abrupt end as Spain were much the sharper side in game three of their series in Belfast with a confident 3-0 win at Jordanstown.

Olympic prep moves north for Canada dates

Olympic prep moves north for Canada dates

June 9, 2016 | 554 views | Leave a comment

The Olympic preparation goes north this evening with Ireland’s men facing Rio group opponents Canada at Stormont in the first of four matches in their latest series.

Frazer fires cracking winner in closing moments

Frazer fires cracking winner in closing moments

June 7, 2016 | 680 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer’s last minute goal made it two wins from two for the Irish women as they beat Spain 2-1 in Stormont.

Ireland’s women notch third Olympic scalp

Ireland’s women notch third Olympic scalp

June 6, 2016 | 752 views | Leave a comment

Second half goals from Anna O’Flanagan and Megan Frazer saw Ireland beat Spain 2-0 at Stormont, making it three wins in succession for the Green Army against Olympic-bound opposition.

Korea nick game four victory over Ireland

Korea nick game four victory over Ireland

June 5, 2016 | 811 views | Leave a comment

An upbeat Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series ended on a disappointing note as Korea nicked their first win from the four games at the Merrion Fleet Arena this week.

Series sealed as Ireland beat Korea 2-1

Series sealed as Ireland beat Korea 2-1

June 4, 2016 | 646 views | Leave a comment

Ireland beat Korea 2-1 at a gloriously sunny Merrion Fleet Arena in the penultimate game of the Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series. Goals from Alan Sothern and Shane O’Donoghue gave Ireland the win and enable them to take the series 2-0 heading into the final game tomorrow at 2pm in Monkstown.

Ireland and Korea share spoils in game two

Ireland and Korea share spoils in game two

June 3, 2016 | 404 views | Leave a comment

Ireland shared the spoils with Korea in the second Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series, adding the draw against the world number nine side to Tuesday’s 5-2 victory at the Merrion Fleet Arena.

Whelan potentially Trinity’s first cap since Caulfield as Shaw selects squad for Spain series

Whelan potentially Trinity’s first cap since Caulfield as Shaw selects squad for Spain series

May 31, 2016 | 1,349 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior women will face Spain in a four-match series next week in Belfast with a pair of games in Stormont and the other two ties taking place in Jordanstown.

Ireland sweep past Korea in final quarter

Ireland sweep past Korea in final quarter

May 31, 2016 | 783 views | Leave a comment

Three final quarter goals saw Ireland start their Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series with Korea in top notch fashion, beating the world number nine side with something to spare.

Ballsbridge énergie on board for Korea series

Ballsbridge énergie on board for Korea series

May 23, 2016 | 1,136 views | Leave a comment

Ballsbridge énergie has come on board as a series sponsor for the Irish men’s upcoming four games against Korea in Dublin next week as part of their Olympic preparations.