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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Ireland closed out their three game series with Germany with a 6-1 defeat in Hamburg though John Jermyn did break the scoring duck with his first international goal for almost four years.
Ireland fell to a second heavy defeat to Germany in two days as they went down 6-0 to the Olympic champions in Hamburg.
Ireland fell to a 9-0 defeat to Germany in the first game of their three test series in Hamburg with Florian Fuchs scoring four times.
Ireland’s men face Olympic champions Germany this week in a three test series in Hamburg, at the home of UHC, with Craig Fulton bringing 20 members of his panel with him.
The Irish men will play an extensive series of international matches, welcoming Korea, Canada and the Netherlands to these shores over the next couple of months.
Ireland’s record goalscorer John Jermyn has earned a surprise recall to Craig Fulton’s national panel for their latest Olympic preparation series, meeting Great Britain in three uncapped matches next week at Bisham Abbey.
Graham Shaw has named a 20-player squad to travel to Bisham Abbey in England for a three-match series against Great Britain later this month.
Ireland completed a comfortable series win over France as they added a 2-1 success to Tuesday’s 1-0 success with Neal Glassey and Alan Sothern on the mark at the Merrion Fleet Arena.
Mitch Darling’s 14th minute goal gave Ireland a 1-0 win over France in their latest Olympic preparation game at a baltic Merrion Fleet Arena.
The Irish men will play France in a two-match series on March 1 (7pm) and 2 (6pm) in Rathdown School. The series will be the first chance of 2016 to see Ireland men’s hockey team in action as part of their preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
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 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.
Three final quarter goals saw Ireland beat Olympic rivals Canada for the second time this week, running out 4-2 winners in Cape Town.
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.