International Qualifiers

FIH release new WCQ schedule

FIH release new WCQ schedule

April 23, 2010 | 80 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 | 69 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 | 96 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 | 70 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 | 76 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 | 66 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 | 107 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 | 70 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 | 64 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 | 85 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 | 79 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 | 95 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 | 63 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 […]

Belgian blitz downs Ireland

Belgian blitz downs Ireland

November 17, 2009 | 79 views | Comments (11)

World Cup Qualifers Ireland 0 Belgium 3 (J Truyens, J Dekeyser, B van Hove) Ireland crashed to a 3-0 loss to world number nine side Belgium in Quilmes, Argentina last night to deal a severe blow to their hopes of taking the last remaining place in the 2010 Wold Cup. The Irish fell behind to […]

Revington upbeat ahead of Belgian tie

Revington upbeat ahead of Belgian tie

November 17, 2009 | 91 views | Comments (11)

Paul Revington speaks to WorldHockey Ireland coach Paul Revington gave his thoughts (above) to World Hockey in the wake of the 4-1 win over Chile and about what he expects from today’s crucial game against Belgium. The match tips off at 7.45pm (Irish time) in Quilmes. Meanwhile, Pembroke will play Dublin University tonight in a […]

Sothern hat-trick sees Ireland struggle past Chile

Sothern hat-trick sees Ireland struggle past Chile

November 15, 2009 | 77 views | Comments (7)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_9KeHIKYys&hl=en_US&fs=1&] * Video courtesy of TazVideoSport World Cup Qualifier Ireland 4 (Alan Sothern 3, John Jermyn) Chile 1 (Thomas Kannegniesser) Four second half goals belatedly eased the nerves but, despite a better connected performance than Saturday’s disjointed 6-1 hammering of USA, Ireland endured a stern test against a resolute Chile. Last time out, Ireland comprehensively […]

Ireland open with thumping win

Ireland open with thumping win

November 14, 2009 | 78 views | Comments (6)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfEVIr21pJw&hl=en_US&fs=1&] World Cup Qualifier Ireland 6 (Mikey Watt 3, Stephen Butler 2, Mitch Darling) USA 1 (Nate Coolidge) Ireland swept past the challenge of the USA in Ireland produced a confidence-building 6-1 thrashing over the USA – ranked just one rung below them on the world list – to lead their World Cup Qualifying group […]

Ireland aim to bridge 19-year gap

Ireland aim to bridge 19-year gap

November 14, 2009 | 66 views | Comments (2)

The time for talking is over. After a hectic summer of action, the Irish men face their biggest challenge of 2009 as they endeavour to reach their first major tournament since the 1990 World Cup in Lahore. They go into this week’s World Cup Qualifiers in Argentina with less than ideal preparation with David Hobbs […]

Revington dealt double injury blow

Revington dealt double injury blow

November 9, 2009 | 76 views | Comments (30)

Paul Revington was dealt a huge blow on the eve of Ireland’s World Cup Qualifying campaign as both Joe Brennan (below, right) and David Hobbs (left) were ruled out of the trip to Argentina. The Irish team flew out to South America this morning without the duo as they both lost their race against time to be […]

Gleghorne the surprise inclusion in WCQ squad

Gleghorne the surprise inclusion in WCQ squad

October 22, 2009 | 84 views | Comments (16)

Loughborough’s Paul Gleghorne is the surprise inclusion in Paul Revington’s 18-strong panel for the World Cup qualifiers, which take place from November 14-22. The rangy defender has impressed since making his senior Irish debut in the summer and receives his first call-up to a major tournament. Revington said of Gleghorne’s inclusion: “Paul brings good personal […]