International Qualifiers

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

August 8, 2009 | 146 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 | 70 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 | 135 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 | 84 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 | 93 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 | 68 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 | 85 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 […]

EuroHockey Nations: Day four round-up

EuroHockey Nations: Day four round-up

August 4, 2009 | 127 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Italy 5 (Massimo Lanzano 3, Agustin Nunez, Federico Ardito) Belarus 5 (Ivan Kisliavich, Ihar Zyshchyk 2, Ihar Litouchanka, Aliaksandr Hancharou)Belarus and Italy will each take a point with them into the relegation pool after they played out an incredible 5-5 draw. After 15 chanceless minutes, one could scarcely have predicted the goalfest that […]

EuroHockey Nations: Day Three round-up

EuroHockey Nations: Day Three round-up

August 3, 2009 | 69 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Russia 6 (Alexandre Platonov 2, Alexey Sergeev 2, Alexander Korolev, Alexander Likov) Belarus 1 (Ivan Ilyuschts)Russia confirmed their place in the semi-finals with as they hit near neighbours Belarus for six, joining Ireland in the last four of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with a one series of pool games to go. After a […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 10 Italy 2

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 10 Italy 2

August 2, 2009 | 150 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 10 (John Jermyn 4, Eugene Magee 2, Mitch Darling, Peter Caruth, Stephen Butler, Timmy Cockram) Italy 2 (Massimo Lanzano, Agustin Nunez) Ireland all but ensured their place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with an awesome ten-goal performance against hapless Italy. John Jermyn netted four while Stephen Butler scored on the day […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Day two round-up

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Day two round-up

August 2, 2009 | 177 views | Leave a comment

Pool B: Wales 1 (Ben Croxall) Czech Republic 1 (Tomas Prochazka) Wales were denied a second straight win by the towering Czech Republic goalkeeper Filip Neusser who pulled off a series of top drawer saves in a direct duel with Saturday’s hero Rick Gay. Neusser blocked out six drag-flicks – five from Gay’s stick and […]

EuroHockey Nations Trophy: Day One round-up

EuroHockey Nations Trophy: Day One round-up

August 1, 2009 | 113 views | Leave a comment

* Ireland vs Belarus match report can be found here. Live updates can be found here throughout each game. Photos from the day can be found here in the EuroHockey Nation panel Pool A: Russia 6 (Alexey Sergeev 3, Alexander Korolev 2, Alexander Likov) Italy 3 (William Cottam, Agustin Nunez, Daniele Malta)A second-half Alexey Sergeev […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 2 Belarus 1

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 2 Belarus 1

August 1, 2009 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (John Jermyn, Alan Sothern) Belarus 1 (Ivan Kisialevich)It was hardly a thing of beauty but Ireland got their EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy campaign off to a winning start with a laboured 2-1 win over Belarus in Wrexham this morning. The Belarussians – with one online bookmaker offering 12/1 for them to win the game […]

U-16 girls end on a high

U-16 girls end on a high

July 24, 2009 | 93 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girls produced their best performance of the Four Nation’s tournament in Largs today, comfortably beating Wales 2-0 to finish the tournament on a high. Joanne Orr broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a right-wing shot before Amy-Kate Trevor got her second goal of the week to complete the scoring a minute […]

England get the better of Irish U-16s

England get the better of Irish U-16s

July 23, 2009 | 108 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of claiming either the boy’s or girl’s Four Nations trophy were all but dashed today by England, losing out 3-1 and 1-0, respectively, in Largs. The boys fell to a 3-1 defeat, leaving them requiring a favour from Scotland in the final round of games today. Brendan Creed gave England an early lead […]

Champion's Challenge II: Ireland denied on strokes

Champion's Challenge II: Ireland denied on strokes

July 12, 2009 | 111 views | Leave a comment

Poland 3 (Marcin Strykowski 2, Dariusz Rachwalski) Ireland 3 (Mikey Watt 2, John Jermyn); Poland win 5-4 on penaltiesIreland let the inaugural Champion’s Challenge II title slip through their fingers at Belfield this afternoon as they let a commanding lead and performance come unstuck in the closing stages of a pulsating final battle against Poland. […]

Champion's Challenge II: 3rd/4th playoff

Champion's Challenge II: 3rd/4th playoff

July 12, 2009 | 68 views | Leave a comment

France 4 (Freddie Soyez 2, Martin Genestet, Sebastian Jean-Jean) Malaysia 3 (Hafiz Hanifi, Selvaraju Sandrakasi, Abd Rahim) after golden goalFrance withstood a second half barrage to eventually take the bronze medal at the inaugural Champion’s Challenge II with Freddie Soyez holding his nerve to net a three-times respotted penalty corner in the sixth minute of […]

Champion's Challenge II: Classification matches

Champion's Challenge II: Classification matches

July 12, 2009 | 84 views | Leave a comment

5th – 6th playoff: Japan 9 (Yoshihiro Anai 3, Ryuji Nagasawa 2, Ryuji Furusato, Tomori Ono, Kazuhiro Tsubouchi, Hikroke Watanabe) Russia 2 (Alexandre Platonov, Dimitriy Azarov)Japan struck eight times in the second half to turn a first half deficit into a comprehensive victory to claim fifth place in the Champion’s Challenge II this afternoon. The […]

European U-18 Championships: Day Five

European U-18 Championships: Day Five

July 11, 2009 | 66 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-18 girls 3 (Chloe Watkins, Brenda Flannery, Katie Codyre) Russia 2Ireland’s U-18s survived relegation from the A division, scoring three minutes from time against Russia to end their EuroHockey Youth Championships in fifth place courtesy of their 3-2 win over Russia this morning. France’s 3-0 defeat of Lithuania meant only a win would see […]

Champion's Challenge: Ireland 2 Poland 3

Champion's Challenge: Ireland 2 Poland 3

July 9, 2009 | 116 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (Mikey Watt, Alan Sothern) Poland 3 (Tomasz Gorny, Maciej Janiszewski, Tomasz Dutkiewicz)Despite the match being solely to decide semi-final pairings, Ireland and Poland played out the most intense battle of the Champion’s Challenge II to date. Tomasz Dutkiewicz’s low corner strike early in the second half proved the vital moment of a helter-skelter […]