USA produced a strong a powerful performance to run up a third successive win by three goals to sweep their series at Spooky Nook, Pennsylvania.
Ireland’s women fell to a second successive 3-0 defeat at the hands of the USA at Spook Nook, Pennsylvania, succumbing to a high press that they never fully got to grips with.
Kyle Good and David Harte have returned to the Irish senior men’s panel following the conclusion of their club seasons in Belgium and the Netherlands, respectively.
World number fives, USA, showed a clean set of heels to Ireland in their first match of three in Pennsylvania, managing a lightning-delayed tie at Spook Nook in smoother fashion.
Darren Smith has announced he will step down as Irish senior women’s coach at the end of World League Round 3 in Valencia in June, the key qualifier for the Olympic Games, to return to his native New Zealand to be with his family.
Ireland succumbed to a second half German onslaught to end their two-match series in Krefeld with a 6-2 loss. Jonny Bruton’s pair of first half goals had seen Craig Fulton’s side level at 2-2 toward the end of the first half but four goals saw the Olympic champions racing out of sight.
Two goals in the closing four minutes saw Olympic champions Germany spoil Ronan Gormley’s 200th cap as they came from 2-1 down to beat Ireland 3-2 in Krefeld.
Ronan Gormley is set to become the first Irish man to reach 200 international caps when he lines out for the national team against the Olympic champions, Germany, next Monday in Krefeld.
Craig Fulton has named a panel closing in on 40 names to pick from for the coming months as the Irish men plot their assault on an Olympic ticket.
Irish coach Darren Smith has named a squad of 20 to travel to the USA and Canada where they will play seven test matches in their final preparations for World League Round 3 in Valencia in June where the Olympic places will be decided.
Darren Smith’s Ireland side produced a thrilling late comeback to earn a second successive draw against Italy at Jordandstown, coming from 3-0 down in the closing 10 minutes.
Ireland drew the second game of their three match series against Italy 1-1 in Jordanstown, the home of the newly crowned Irish Senior Cup champions Ulster Elks.
Nicci Daly’s 45th minutes goal saw Ireland win the first game of their three-match series with Italy, winning 1-0 at the Glade in Belfast.
Preparation for the second, and most important, phase of the Olympic qualifying campaign ramps up this evening when Ireland take on Italy in the first of three games in Belfast. It is part of Darren Smith’s side’s preparations for World League Round 3 in Valencia where the top four sides are assured of a trip […]
Irish coach Darren Smith will shuffle his deck for a three test series with Italy on April 16, 18 and 19 in Ireland with Michelle Harvey back in the panel for the first time in 11 months while Hayley Mulcahy is set to make a debut.
Ireland completed their pre-World League round two warm-up series with a 3-2 loss to France in a frustrating performance at times against a tricky opponent in front of a bumper crowd at Grange Road.
An Alan Sothern double saw Ireland come from a goal down at half-time to defeat France 3-1 in the second of their three game series at Grange Road on Thursday evening.
A youthful Irish side earned a creditable 1-1 draw with France at Grange Road as Shane O’Donoghue’s first half goal was cancelled out late on by France’s Jean-Laurent Kieffer in the first tie of their three game series this week.
Ireland concluded their South African tour with a 7-2 loss against world number five side Belgium on Sunday in Cape Town.
Ireland fell to a 3-0 loss to Belgium in their fifth game in seven days in Cape Town this week, succumbing to the world number five side, Belgium, in the first of two games this weekend.