International Qualifiers

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland retain A status

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland retain A status

August 29, 2009 | 84 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Lisa Jacob) Russia 1 (Olga Shentsova)In the final reckoning, the crucial statistic was that Ireland got the point they needed to survive in the A division, ultimately earning a fifth place to equal the country’s best ever finish in the competition – the other time being in Dublin in 2005. A couple of […]

Symmons cleared for Russia

Symmons cleared for Russia

August 28, 2009 | 96 views | Leave a comment

Following a review, Nikki Symmons has been cleared to play in Ireland’s final EuroHockey Nations Championships against Russia tomorrow morning (7.30am, Irish time). The midfielder received yellow cards against both Spain (dissent) and Azerbaijan (breaking down play) which made her liable to receive a one-game suspension and limit Ireland to four substitutes for their next […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 2 Azerbaijan 1

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 2 Azerbaijan 1

August 27, 2009 | 114 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (Nikki Symmons, Alex Speers) Azerbaijan 1 (Zhun Mammadova)Ireland moved to the verge of survival in the A division of European competition for 2011 thanks to Alex Speers’ 64th minute goal against Azerbaijan today. It means Ireland need just a draw in their final relegation pool game against Russia on Saturday morning (7.30am, Irish […]

Irish relegation schedule confirmed

Irish relegation schedule confirmed

August 25, 2009 | 83 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s schedule for their relegation dog-fight sees them pitted against Azerbaijan at 1pm (Irish time) on Thursday afternoon before tipping off the women’s classification final’s day at 7.30am (Irish time) on Saturday. The series was decided late on Tuesday as the Netherlands late surge of goals against the Russians meant they swapped positions in the […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Spain 4

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Spain 4

August 25, 2009 | 178 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Cliodhna Sargent) Spain 4 (M Cruz, O Piniero, E Termens, S Bonastre)The final reckoning shows Ireland missed out on a first ever EuroHockey Nations Championships’ semi-final due to their 4-1 loss to Spain. Though their performance certainly did not merit that margin, results are what count and Ireland’s inability to put away more […]

Watch Ireland's women live…

Watch Ireland's women live…

August 24, 2009 | 127 views | Leave a comment

* Story has been amended since original post due to a timing error! Apologies for any inconvenience caused… To catch Ireland’s crucial match with Spain on Tuesday, your best bet is still to try and watch it online. The other links for live streaming online that I have to hand are from hockey.nl and NOS […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 0 Scotland 0

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 0 Scotland 0

August 23, 2009 | 115 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 Scotland 0Ireland flirted with disaster in their second group game against Scotland but ultimately were the side who came closest to stealing all three points after a second half onslaught. As such, combined with Spain’s 2-1 defeat to Germany in the day’s second game, the difference between one and three points does not […]

EuroHockey Nation's: Ireland 0 Germany 7

EuroHockey Nation's: Ireland 0 Germany 7

August 22, 2009 | 119 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 Germany 7 (A Kuhn, N Keller, F Rinne 2, M Stockel 2, J Muller)Ireland endured a torrid opener to their EuroHockey Nations Championship campaign as they were on the receiving end of a 7-0 thrashing from reigning champions Germany in Amsterdam this afternoon. It was never likely to prove a crucial result for […]

Ireland avoid direct EHL and WCQ clash

Ireland avoid direct EHL and WCQ clash

August 13, 2009 | 85 views | Leave a comment

The likelihood of both Glenanne and Pembroke’s international players being available for the EuroHockey League’s opening rounds was given a huge boost as both were confirmed to play in the first of the two weekends of group stages. Both clubs will play in Barcelona on the weekend of October 9 to 11, giving at least […]

Ireland can still improve – Revington

Ireland can still improve – Revington

August 10, 2009 | 94 views | Leave a comment

In the aftermath of Ireland’s EuroHockey Nations Trophy win in Wrexham, The Hook caught up with Paul Revington, Ronan Gormley and John Jermyn to get their thoughts on the final and the tournament as a whole. First off, Paul Revington was asked about the decider against Russia: “Performance-wise, the final was ok. I thought we […]

Jermyn double fires Ireland to Euro glory

Jermyn double fires Ireland to Euro glory

August 8, 2009 | 91 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (John Jermyn 2) Russia 1 (Alexandre Plantonov)John Jermyn’s double completed a fairytale ending to an incredibly successful international summer which yielded three trophies as Ireland came from behind to beat Russia and take the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy title in Wrexham. No doubt this was the biggest of the three titles – the others […]

Wales take bronze on home turf

Wales take bronze on home turf

August 8, 2009 | 107 views | Leave a comment

Wales 5 (Rick Gay 2, Rhys Joyce, Ben Edge, Ben Croxall) Czech Republic 2 (David Vacek, Jakub Kyndl)Wales produced their best hockey of the tournament to emulate the feat of their female counterparts to upset the pre-tournament rankings to claim bronze at the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy. The home nation produced their most complete 70 minutes […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Live updates

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Live updates

August 8, 2009 | 71 views | Leave a comment

For live, minute-by-minute updates from the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy final between Ireland and Russia, and indeed all the other classification games today, go to http://euronations2009.blogspot.com/ Ireland’s match gets underway at 5pm.

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

August 8, 2009 | 126 views | Leave a comment

Italy 2 (Jacopo Lunetta, Massimo Lanzano) Switzerland 1 (Fabian Wullschegler)Italy kept their survival hopes alive as they beat already relegated Switzerland 2-1, condemning their Alpine neighbours to eighth place in the competition. Despite dominating for long periods, the Italians made hard work of victory, scoring just one of their nine penalty corners. They started in […]

Ireland aim to finish summer on a high

Ireland aim to finish summer on a high

August 7, 2009 | 61 views | Leave a comment

Ireland hope to complete an uplifting international summer with EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy gold when they face Russia on Saturday evening in Wrexham. Paul Revington’s first eight months in charge have already yielded silverware in the form of the Glyndwr Cup and the Celtic Cup as well as coming within 17 seconds of the Champion’s Challenge […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Wales 0

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Wales 0

August 6, 2009 | 119 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Stephen Butler) Wales 0Stephen Butler’s 21st minute drag-flick secured Ireland’s passage through to the final of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with a coveted promotion place to the A division thrown in for good measure. The goal was the cherry on top for the combative midfielder who – along with Tim Lewis – produced […]

EuroHockey Nation's: Relegation pool round-up

EuroHockey Nation's: Relegation pool round-up

August 6, 2009 | 69 views | Leave a comment

Relegation Pool: Scotland 5 (Mark Ralph 2, Kenny Bain 2, Stephen Dick) Italy 3 (Daniele Malta, William Cottam, Massimo Lanzano)Scotland assured their place in the 2011 EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with their 5-3 win over Italy, bouncing back from their controversial draw on Tuesday night against the Czech Republic. In a whirlwind start, Mark Ralph netted […]

Ireland to play Wales in semi-final

Ireland to play Wales in semi-final

August 5, 2009 | 77 views | Leave a comment

Wales won their penalty stroke competition against the Czech Republic this morning 4-1 meaning they will play Ireland in Thursday’s semi-final. Rhys Joyce, Ben Croxall, James Hughes and Rufus McNaught-Barrington while Daniel Piterak ballooned the Czechs video gantry and Stepan Bernatek limply rolled their second effort wide. Ireland will play Wales at 3pm tomorrow with […]

Ireland semi-final opponent to be confirmed on strokes

Ireland semi-final opponent to be confirmed on strokes

August 4, 2009 | 57 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy semi-final opponents will be decided via penalty strokes at 9.30am on Wednesday, August 5 after Wales and the Czech Republic tied at the top of Pool B on points, goal difference, goals scored, goals conceded and games won. The situation arose after the Czechs came from 2-0 down against Scotland in […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 1 Russia 2

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 1 Russia 2

August 4, 2009 | 69 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Ireland 1 (Eugene Magee) Russia 2 (Nikolay Yankun, Alexander Korolev) Ireland hit the self-destruct button to gift Russia top spot in Pool A and leave themselves at the mercy of a potentially tougher assignment in Thursday’s semi-finals. There were plenty of milestones acheived in what was Ireland’s 700th international fixture – the first […]