International Qualifiers

Connery and McFerran shoot Ireland to World League Round 2 trophy

Connery and McFerran shoot Ireland to World League Round 2 trophy

March 22, 2015 | 1,143 views | Leave a comment

Aine Connery’s nerveless penalty saw Ireland land the UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 title at Belfield, completing a perfect week with a final victory over Canada.

Ireland in seventh heaven as picture perfect performance sees Smith’s side through to WL3

Ireland in seventh heaven as picture perfect performance sees Smith’s side through to WL3

March 21, 2015 | 944 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women put in a breathtaking first half performance to seal progression to the final phase of the Olympic qualifying process as they beat Belarus 7-0 at the UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 in Belfield.

Ireland bound for Belgium after SA fall to Egypt

Ireland bound for Belgium after SA fall to Egypt

March 20, 2015 | 726 views | Leave a comment

While the Irish women push forward their Olympic agenda at Belfield this week, Craig Fulton’s men’s team have been given another nudge forward from an unexpected source.

Evans and Frazer find route past Lithuania’s parked bus

Evans and Frazer find route past Lithuania’s parked bus

March 19, 2015 | 547 views | Leave a comment

Scarcely entertaining but Ireland got the job done and took another assured performance step forward in the Olympic qualification process with a 2-0 quarter-final win over Lithuania in Belfield in the UDG Healthcare World League Round Two.

Unlucky 13 for inexperienced Turkey as Ireland show ruthless streak to top Pool A

Unlucky 13 for inexperienced Turkey as Ireland show ruthless streak to top Pool A

March 17, 2015 | 741 views | Leave a comment

Ireland proved far too strong for Turkey to complete their UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 with a huge 13-0 win, with Naomi Carroll netting four times at Belfield.

Dillon delight as Ireland make it two wins from two

Dillon delight as Ireland make it two wins from two

March 15, 2015 | 1,013 views | Leave a comment

Set piece goals from Aine Connery and Kate Dillon saw Ireland make it two wins from two at the UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 in Belfield, seeing off Canada 2-1; there were also wins for Ukraine, Chile and Austria

Five-star Ireland cruise past sluggish Ukraine

Five-star Ireland cruise past sluggish Ukraine

March 14, 2015 | 538 views | Leave a comment

Ireland cruised to a powerful opening victory in Pool A of the UDG Healthcare Hockey World League Round 2, beating Ukraine 5-0 at Belfield; Canada made a confident first step forward as they saw off the world number 38 side Turkey; Belarus and Chile also win on day one

Ireland add gold to Olympic progression as O’Donoghue shoots down Austria

Ireland add gold to Olympic progression as O’Donoghue shoots down Austria

March 9, 2015 | 1,291 views | Comments (1)

Player of the tournament Shane O’Donoghue was once again the goal-scoring hero as his 35th minute goal saw Ireland beat Austria 2-1 in San Diego, capping a superb week with a sixth successive victory.

O’Donoghue double shoots Ireland to World League 3

O’Donoghue double shoots Ireland to World League 3

March 7, 2015 | 570 views | Leave a comment

A pair of Shane O’Donoghue penalty corners around the 40-minute mark saw Ireland win through to the final of the Hockey World League round two in San Diego. More importantly, the result means Ireland are into WL3 when the Olympic qualifying places will be doled out.

Explosive dozen does for T&T as Ireland move step closer to World League 3 place

Explosive dozen does for T&T as Ireland move step closer to World League 3 place

March 5, 2015 | 669 views | Leave a comment

Ireland powered through to the semi-finals of the World League round two with a 12-2 win over Trinidad and Tobago with nine different scorers on the mark in San Diego.

Italian job complete as Ireland top WL2 group

Italian job complete as Ireland top WL2 group

March 3, 2015 | 631 views | Leave a comment

Ireland topped their World League round two group with a third straight win in San Diego, seeing off Italy 2-0 despite being slightly wasteful with their many chances.

Ireland defy sodden San Diego turf to beat Austria

Ireland defy sodden San Diego turf to beat Austria

March 2, 2015 | 997 views | Leave a comment

Ireland made it two wins from two at the World League Round Two at a rain-soaked Chula Vista in San Diego, seeing off a tricky Austrian opponent 3-1 to add to Saturday’s 8-0 win over Chile.

Acclimitisation complete as Fulton’s Ireland ready to formally begin Olympic qualifying bid

Acclimitisation complete as Fulton’s Ireland ready to formally begin Olympic qualifying bid

February 26, 2015 | 1,084 views | Comments (2)

After nine warm-up matches in 2015 already, Craig Fulton’s Irish senior men formally start their Olympic qualifying bid at Chula Vista in California at the World League round two, needing a top three finish to keep their road to Rio on course.

T&T complete World League group for Ireland’s men

T&T complete World League group for Ireland’s men

October 8, 2014 | 357 views | Leave a comment

Trinidad and Tobago have completed the line-up for the Irish men’s World League group in San Diego following the completion of the latest round one tournament in Kingston, Jamaica.

Road to Rio becomes slightly clearer for Irish teams

Road to Rio becomes slightly clearer for Irish teams

September 16, 2014 | 918 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s road to Rio 2016 became a little clearer over the weekend with the line-up for the women’s World League round two complete while two more teams have been added to the men’s tournament.

Fulton lays out Green Machine programme for Road to Rio Olympic Games

Fulton lays out Green Machine programme for Road to Rio Olympic Games

August 20, 2014 | 1,002 views | Leave a comment

Irish men’s senior coach Craig Fulton has laid out an extensive day-by-day plan up to the end of August 2015 that he is keen that all stakeholders, including club coaches get on board with, as they pursue the Olympic dream.

First step on Road to Rio laid out for Irish teams

First step on Road to Rio laid out for Irish teams

December 19, 2013 | 789 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men are bound for Lancaster, USA for round two of the World League as part of their Olympic qualification bid while the women have been handed a trip to Montevideo, Uruguay in round two of the competition;; national indoor champions to be crowned on Sunday

Harte and passion sees Ireland summon incredible six-goal turnaround

Harte and passion sees Ireland summon incredible six-goal turnaround

June 22, 2013 | 240 views | Comments (3)

From the ridiculous to the sublime, Ireland produced a psychologically vital comeback 6-4 win over France after a rough tournament in Rotterdam to end up matching their pre-tournament ranking.

Padros controversial effort leaves Ireland reviewing end of World Cup dream

Padros controversial effort leaves Ireland reviewing end of World Cup dream

June 21, 2013 | 256 views | Comments (5)

Barring a European miracle, Ireland will miss out on the 2014 World Cup as a controversial Roger Padros goal saw Spain advance to the fifth place playoff of the World League round three in Rotterdam.

Belgium hit Ireland for six despite improved showing in WL3

Belgium hit Ireland for six despite improved showing in WL3

June 19, 2013 | 304 views | Comments (12)

Ireland missed out on their first shot at qualifying for the World Cup this afternoon in Rotterdam as Belgium were too strong for Andrew Meredith’s side despite a much improved performance.