International Friendlies

Belgium defeat Ireland twice to end SA series

Belgium defeat Ireland twice to end SA series

January 24, 2016 | 847 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men got a measure of the challenge they need to overcome in Rio next August after a pair of losses to world number five side Belgium in Cape Town over the weekend.

Ireland and Canada draw a blank

Ireland and Canada draw a blank

January 21, 2016 | 848 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were held to a 0-0 draw by Canada as goalkeeper David Carter produced a stunning performance to keep the Green Machine at bay in the face of a late onslaught in Cape Town.

Last quarter blitz earns Ireland second win over Canada

Last quarter blitz earns Ireland second win over Canada

January 20, 2016 | 833 views | Leave a comment

Three final quarter goals saw Ireland beat Olympic rivals Canada for the second time this week, running out 4-2 winners in Cape Town.

Spain series ends with 3-0 loss for Ireland

Spain series ends with 3-0 loss for Ireland

January 19, 2016 | 1,035 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their time in Spain on a low note, falling to a 3-0 defeat to the Valencia hosts, losing the series 3-1 overall.

Cargo cracker continues Irish run over South Africa

Cargo cracker continues Irish run over South Africa

January 18, 2016 | 1,124 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fought back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to keep their unbeaten run against South Africa going as Chris Cargo struck with six minutes left to earn a 3-3 draw in Cape Town.

Wilson and Watkins inspire big Irish comeback

Wilson and Watkins inspire big Irish comeback

January 18, 2016 | 1,336 views | Leave a comment

Eighteen-year-old Zoe Wilson served notice of her talent as she fired home the winner for Ireland in a 3-2 win over Spain in Valencia in the third test of their warm-weather camp.

Alegre continues Spain’s hoodoo over Ireland

Alegre continues Spain’s hoodoo over Ireland

January 17, 2016 | 844 views | Leave a comment

David Alegre’s late goal saw Spain continue their hoodoo over the Irish men’s team as they took the laurels 3-2 in the third test match of the tour to Cape Town.

VIDEO: Riera flicks Spain to second win

VIDEO: Riera flicks Spain to second win

January 16, 2016 | 844 views | Leave a comment

Lola Riera’s 57th minute drag-flick saw Spain make it two wins from two against Ireland in Valencia though the performance from Graham Shaw’s side was a marked step up.

Cockram salvages draw for Ireland against Canada

Cockram salvages draw for Ireland against Canada

January 16, 2016 | 783 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew their second test against Canada with Timmy Cockram’s late goal cancelling out Matthew Sarmento’s earlier effort in Cape Town.

Spain too slick for Irish in first test

Spain too slick for Irish in first test

January 15, 2016 | 853 views | Leave a comment

Spain ruthlessly cut past Ireland this evening in Valencia 3-0 in the first of four test matches between the sides as Graham Shaw’s new look side struggled to match their hosts tempo.

Ireland start SA series with Canada win

Ireland start SA series with Canada win

January 14, 2016 | 931 views | Leave a comment

Goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Chris Cargo saw Ireland’s men begin Olympic year with a 2-0 win over Rio rivals Canada in their first of eight challenge matches.

Zoe Wilson living the American Dream

Zoe Wilson living the American Dream

January 14, 2016 | 1,281 views | Leave a comment

These are exciting times for Zoe Wilson, who will make her senior international debut over the coming days when Ireland face Spain in four internationals in Valencia; she tells John Flack about what has been her time in the US.

International series begin in Cape Town and Valencia

International series begin in Cape Town and Valencia

January 14, 2016 | 686 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men begin a series of eight international matches this afternoon against Canada at 4pm (Irish time) as part of their intensive warm-weather training camp in Cape Town; the women’s series in Valencia begins tomorrow

Experienced heads return for South African training camp

Experienced heads return for South African training camp

December 16, 2015 | 1,434 views | Leave a comment

The vastly experienced Mitch Darling, Paul Gleghorne and Mikey Watt, FIH Rising Star nominee Shane O’Donoghue and Lee Cole have all been announced in the Irish panel for January’s warm-weather training camp in South Africa.

US-based quartet named in Shaw’s Irish panel

US-based quartet named in Shaw’s Irish panel

December 9, 2015 | 1,736 views | Leave a comment

A quartet of US-based players have been added to Graham Shaw’s Irish senior women’s panel of 26 players for their upcoming warm-weather training trip to Valencia where they will take on the Spaniards five times between January 15 and 19.

Irish men end year with third Spanish loss

Irish men end year with third Spanish loss

December 3, 2015 | 899 views | Leave a comment

Spain completed a clean sweep of their three-match series in San Cugat as they got the better of Ireland 3-1, adding to 3-2 and 3-0 wins earlier in the week.

Spain cruise to 3-0 win over Ireland

Spain cruise to 3-0 win over Ireland

December 2, 2015 | 1,052 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were roundly beaten in game two of their three game series in San Cugat as Spain controlled matters for the vast majority of the tie.

Watkins strikes on international return

Watkins strikes on international return

November 30, 2015 | 1,548 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Watkins scored on his first appearance for the Irish men’s national team since 2012 in their first test match of three at FC Junior against Spain, a 3-2 loss this afternoon.

Watkins returns to Irish panel for Spain series

Watkins returns to Irish panel for Spain series

November 10, 2015 | 3,028 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Watkins is in line to make his first international appearance for a number of years following his inclusion in the Irish senior men’s panel for an upcoming series against Spain.

Ireland share series with Scotland in Glasgow

Ireland share series with Scotland in Glasgow

November 4, 2015 | 1,667 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans and Emily Beatty were both on the mark as Ireland’s women ended their international schedule on a winning note with a 2-0 success over Scotland in Glasgow, earning them a share of their three game series.