International Qualifiers

Penalty decision key as Ireland downed

Penalty decision key as Ireland downed

May 2, 2010 | 68 views | Leave a comment

Women’s hockey World Cup Qualifiers – day seven Ireland 1 (Alex Speers) Australia 4 (Hope Munro 2, Nicole Arrold, Shelly Liddelow) Ireland produced a strong showing but ultimately closed out their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 4-1 defeat against the mighty Australia. The scoreline, though, was flattering to the hockeyroos but was good enough […]

Australia within point of qualification

Australia within point of qualification

May 1, 2010 | 68 views | Leave a comment

World Cup Qualifiers – Day Five Australia 2 (Casey Eastham, Madonna Blyth) Scotland 1 (Holly Cram) Scotland gave Australia a reasonable scare in Santiago on Friday but nonetheless got the win that put them on the edge of a place in the World Cup, needing just a point from their game with Ireland on Sunday […]

Ireland bow out after Scot's WCQ loss

Ireland bow out after Scot's WCQ loss

April 29, 2010 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Women’s hockey World Cup Qualifiers – day four Ireland 0 Scotland 2 (Alison Bell, Vikki Bunce) Ireland’s mathematical chances of reaching the World Cup were ended this afternoon in Santiago and, while there was more life to their performance, a lack of real incision cost them dear against a zesty Scottish outfit. The Scots showed […]

Malaysia lay waste to Irish dreams

Malaysia lay waste to Irish dreams

April 28, 2010 | 110 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Hockey World Cup Qualifier Ireland 0 Malaysia 3 (Norbiani Hashim, Rabiatul Mohamad, Norazlin Sumantri) Gene Muller described Ireland’s performance as “the weakest for over the past two or three years” as they were left deflated by a sub-par performance this afternoon in Santiago to leave their World Cup dreams in tatters. Malaysia bossed the […]

Muller zones in on tricky Malaysian tie

Muller zones in on tricky Malaysian tie

April 28, 2010 | 92 views | Leave a comment

After a turbulent build-up, Ireland finally get to do their talking on the pitch this afternoon at the revised time of 12pm (5pm, Irish time) when they go begin their search for a place at the World Cup in Argentina next August. They start out against Malaysia this afternoon, beginning a hectic run of four […]

Chile bounce back to take Malaysian scalp

Chile bounce back to take Malaysian scalp

April 27, 2010 | 98 views | Leave a comment

World Cup Qualifiers (day two) Javiera Villagra’s second half penalty stroke enabled Chile to bounce back from their opening day defeat to Australia as they put Malaysia on the back foot with a 1-0 win on a gloomy afternoon in Santiago. The home team’s skipper was the stand-out player in a low quality affair which […]

Australia enjoy comfortable WCQ start

Australia enjoy comfortable WCQ start

April 25, 2010 | 83 views | Leave a comment

As three flagpoles stood unadorned (pictured right), Australia and Chile opened the World Cup Qualifier in Santiago in front of a large crowd at the impressive Manquehue complex with the pre-tournament favourites running up a comfortable 5-0 victory. Scarcely did they need any help but the Aussies from three tamely awarded corners, the first of […]

FIH release new WCQ schedule

FIH release new WCQ schedule

April 23, 2010 | 86 views | Leave a comment

The FIH has released the revised schedule for the Women’s World Cup Qualifier following the confirmation of new arrival dates of Ireland, Scotland and Malaysia. The tournament will still run within the original dates, 24th April – 2nd May, but with a round robin format as opposed to the group stages culminating in a final’s […]

Irish squad to arrive in Chile on Monday

Irish squad to arrive in Chile on Monday

April 21, 2010 | 73 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will arrive in Chile for their WCQ in two groups, the first arriving on Sunday and a second set landing in Santiago on Monday, April 25. Their flights have been confirmed with Air France and will be the fourth side to arrive at the tournament following the already in situ Chile and Australia […]

FIH confirm WCQ to go ahead

FIH confirm WCQ to go ahead

April 20, 2010 | 106 views | Leave a comment

The FIH have stated the BDO women’s World Cup Qualifier in Santiago, Chile will go ahead. At this stage, two of the five participants are on site in Santiago: Australia and host Chile. Ireland, Malaysia and Scotland saw their flights cancelled last Sunday and are now in the stage of attempting to re-book. As soon […]

Irish women still left on standby

Irish women still left on standby

April 20, 2010 | 79 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s hockey WCQ team are still standing by as the havoc wreaked by the Icelandic volcano eruption continues to block flights into and out of Ireland with Dublin airport remaining closed until 7pm today at the latest update. The Irish players were released from their base in UCD to return to their homes […]

Irish women one of three left stranded

Irish women one of three left stranded

April 18, 2010 | 85 views | Leave a comment

As expected the Irish women’s journey to Santaigo, Chile was delayed this morning as a result of the volcanic ash created the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. Ireland are one of three teams bound for the World Cup Qualifier in South America to be affected with Scotland also delayed while Malaysia are also delayed as […]

FIH confirm no replacement for Ukraine

FIH confirm no replacement for Ukraine

April 8, 2010 | 73 views | Leave a comment

The FIH have confirmed that there will be no replacement for Ukraine in the Women’s world cup qualifier in Santiago, Chile which gets underway on April 24. As a result, Ireland’s schedule has been adjusted accordingly and is as follows: Saturday, April 24: Ireland vs Scotland, 1.30pm, (6.30pm, Irish Time) Tuesday, April 27: Ireland vs […]

Ukraine pull out of WCQ; Div one refixes

Ukraine pull out of WCQ; Div one refixes

March 31, 2010 | 120 views | Comments (2)

* Ukraine have pulled out of the upcoming World Cup Qualifier in Chile leaving a vacant place in the competition with either the Netherlands Antilles, Ghana or Lithuania as the next in the list to take up the place. Ukraine were already replacements for Trinidad and Tobago who turned down their invite a month earlier. […]

Muller names squad for WCQ in Chile

Muller names squad for WCQ in Chile

March 26, 2010 | 81 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller announced his 18 player panel for Ireland’s World Cup Qualifier team to compete in Santiago, Chile in late April in midweek after a series of challenge matches behind closed doors last weekend against Germany’s U-21s. From the squad that competed in the European championships, four changes have been made with Louisa Healy, Niamh […]

Ireland to face mighty Australians in WCQ

Ireland to face mighty Australians in WCQ

November 25, 2009 | 79 views | Comments (13)

Ireland’s women have been handed a mammoth task to reach the women’s BDO World Cup as they have been confirmed in a group with Australia for their qualifier next April. They will play in Santiago, Chile on April 24 to May 2, 2010 with in a pool which features the host country, Malaysia, Scotland and […]

Cockram's golden goal gives Ireland third place

Cockram's golden goal gives Ireland third place

November 22, 2009 | 103 views | Comments (11)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ2aWZ2XtzE&hl=en_US&fs=1&] World Cup Qualifiers Ireland 2 (David Ames, Timmy Cockram) Czech Republic 1 (Stepan Bernatek) after golden goal extra-time Timmy Cockram’s golden goal winner against the Czech Republic in the World Cup Qualifier third/fourth play-off today did little to paper over the cracks of a disappointing week in Argentina for Ireland’s men. Cockram struck from […]

Ireland confined to third place play-off

Ireland confined to third place play-off

November 21, 2009 | 89 views | Comments (2)

World Cup qualifier Ireland 0 Argentina 4 (Mario Almada, Pedro Ibarra 2, Lucas Cammareri) Ireland were unable to get the three-goal win required against Argentina at the World Cup qualifier in Quilmes this evening and will now be confined to the third place play-off on Sunday against the Czech Republic. Argentina’s sharpness at corner time […]

Follow Ireland live online

Follow Ireland live online

November 21, 2009 | 109 views | Comments (22)

Ireland’s crunch match with Argentina in the World Cup Qualifiers today will be streamed live online by TV Publica. To watch it live, click here, and press play on the TV Pública en Vivo video on the top right of the page. Ireland need a three goal to keep their World Cup dream alive. Coverage […]

Ireland give up 2-0 lead to leave WCQ hopes on the brink

Ireland give up 2-0 lead to leave WCQ hopes on the brink

November 19, 2009 | 76 views | Comments (35)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wm3X289wZg&hl=en_US&fs=1&] World Cup Qualifiers Ireland 2 (John Jermyn 2) Czech Republic 2 (Martin Babicky 2) Ireland’s World Cup qualifiction hopes were left teetering on the brink as they blew a two-goal lead to draw with the Czech Republic 2-2 in Quilmes and, following Argentina’s 2-2 draw with Belgium, will have to win by three goals on […]