International Qualifiers

Champion's Challenge II: Day three

Champion's Challenge II: Day three

July 9, 2009 | 225 views | Leave a comment

Group A: Japan 4 (Genki Mitani, Ryuji Fukushiro, Kenji Kitazato, Naoto Shiokawa) Chile 3 (Felipe Montegu, Alexis Berzcely, Felipe Eggers)With just seeding for the relegation play-offs at stake, Japan got a low-key tussle off to a decent start as Genki Mitani scrambled in from close range inside 100 seconds. Other than that, chances were at […]

European U-18 Championships: Day three

European U-18 Championships: Day three

July 8, 2009 | 99 views | Leave a comment

EuroHockey Girl’s Youth ChampionshipsIreland 1 (Ali Meeke) England 3 (Shona McCallin, Rebecc Dru, Holly Chipman)Following Belgium’s 3-0 win over France, Ireland were left with the tough task of needing to beat England by three clear goals in the final group B. They started brightly with Deirdre Duke’s magical build-up play setting up Ali Meeke for […]

Champion's Challenge: Ireland 3 Japan 0

Champion's Challenge: Ireland 3 Japan 0

July 7, 2009 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Group A: Ireland 3 (John Jermyn 2, Mikey Watt) Japan 0 What a difference a day makes. The indecision and individual errors that characterised Monday night’s match with Chile all but dissipated as Ireland eased into the semi-finals of the Champion’s Challenge II at Belfield last night. The 3-0 score-line was the only similarity between […]

Champion's Challenge: Day Two results

Champion's Challenge: Day Two results

July 7, 2009 | 83 views | Leave a comment

Group B: Austria 4 (Michael Korper 2, Benjamin Stanzl 2) Russia 4 (Alexey Sergeev 2, Evgeny Mokrousov, Azarov)Austria produced a stunning comeback in another lively game at the Champion’s Challenge this afternoon as they recovered from a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4, though the value of a draw for either side following opening day defeats […]

European U-18 Championships: Day Two

European U-18 Championships: Day Two

July 7, 2009 | 97 views | Leave a comment

Girl’s EuroHockey Youth ChampionshipsIreland U-18 Girls 1 (Chloe Watkins) France 0Ireland created a chance to qualify for the semi-finals as they got the better of France 1-0 in Nivelles, Belgium. They created plenty of opportunities including nine short corners and plenty of goalmouth action but their lone goal came courtesy of Chloe Watkins’ 12th minute […]

Irish women downed by Belgium

Irish women downed by Belgium

June 26, 2009 | 113 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s senior team fell to a 3-1 defeat to Belgium this afternoon in Kazan and will now face Ukraine in the competition’s third/fourth place play-off at 12.30pm (Irish time) tomorrow. They were unable to hold onto a tenth minute lead, courtesy of Shirley McCay‘ penalty corner goal and found themselves chasing the game […]

Jacob strike ensures top spot

Jacob strike ensures top spot

June 24, 2009 | 103 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jacob’s (pictured celebrating UCD’s ISC win) 18th minute, penalty corner goal against Malaysia – in combination with Ukraine’s 2-1 win over Russia – meant Ireland topped their Champion’s Challenge II group in Kazan early this morning. The Wexford native defelcted home Shirley McCay’s bash from Ireland’s second corner of the day for her second […]

Colvin secures Ukranian draw

Colvin secures Ukranian draw

June 22, 2009 | 110 views | Leave a comment

Lizzie Colvin (pictured) came off the bench for the second time in two days to score, this time earning Ireland with a levelling goal in today’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine in the second group game of the Champions Challenge. Colvin struck in the 59th minute from a switched penalty corner – Ireland’s fourth of the […]