International Tournament

Two from two for Irish women in Prague

Two from two for Irish women in Prague

July 19, 2015 | 630 views | Leave a comment

Munster women Yvonne O’Byrne and Naomi Carroll set Ireland up for a second win in two days as they beat Ukraine 3-0 in Prague.

Ireland start Euro campaign with 7-1 win over France

Ireland start Euro campaign with 7-1 win over France

July 18, 2015 | 674 views | Leave a comment

Ireland swept to a fine 7-1 in Graham Shaw’s first game in charge to get their EuroHockey Championships II in Prague off to the perfect start, beating France with plenty to spare.

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

July 17, 2015 | 1,118 views | Leave a comment

Andy Smyth says the fear factor that may have previously existed for Irish underage teams has diminished markedly off the back of the national senior team’s ability to mix it with the world’s top ten.

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

July 16, 2015 | 1,028 views | Comments (3)

Graham Shaw says he will only be making “tweaks” to the game plan implemented by Darren Smith in his first tournament as Irish senior women’s coach which gets underway on Saturday in Prague.

Ireland U-18 reach Euro final and earn promotion

Ireland U-18 reach Euro final and earn promotion

July 11, 2015 | 870 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 Girls advanced to the final of the EuroHockey Championship II in Mori with a 3-1 victory over hosts Italy.

Campbell and O’Loughlin strike to earn Ireland tight victory

Campbell and O’Loughlin strike to earn Ireland tight victory

July 8, 2015 | 866 views | Leave a comment

Ireland beat Lithuania 2-1 on a rainy morning in Mori to finish top of Group A and put themselves in a very good position to earn promotion to the next grade, which would have been the main aim from the beginning.

Seven changes for Shaw’s first Irish panel

Seven changes for Shaw’s first Irish panel

July 7, 2015 | 1,896 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw’s first panel as Irish senior women’s coach features seven Changes from the recent World League Round 3 panel As They face a quick turnaround to preparing for the EuroHockey Championship II in Prague.

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

July 7, 2015 | 1,900 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton says that with proper financial support in place, Ireland’s men can push to become an established top ten side in the world following their fifth place finish in World League Round 3 in Antwerp.

Harte and Jackson cross fingers for Rio ticket

Harte and Jackson cross fingers for Rio ticket

July 6, 2015 | 1,048 views | Leave a comment

“It’s all a bit surreal and indescribable. We have given an Irish team the best possible chance to qualify for an Olympic Games,” David Harte’s initial reaction in the wake of Ireland’s 4-1 win over Malaysia.

Where Ireland stand now; the current Road to Rio

Where Ireland stand now; the current Road to Rio

July 5, 2015 | 3,155 views | Comments (5)

Ireland’s fifth place finish at World League Round 3 in Antwerp has put them in great shape to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games but there are still plenty of variables that have to play out over the next four months.

Ireland move within touching distance of Olympic berth with breathtaking 4-1 victory

Ireland move within touching distance of Olympic berth with breathtaking 4-1 victory

July 5, 2015 | 996 views | Comments (1)

Ireland moved within touching distance of a first ever qualification for the Olympic Games as they beat Malaysia 4-1 in Antwerp, rounding off their World League Round 3 campaign in fifth place.

Ireland and Malaysia lock Olympic horns once again

Ireland and Malaysia lock Olympic horns once again

July 5, 2015 | 864 views | Leave a comment

One step from heaven. World number 12 side Malaysia are the last big barrier between Ireland and what would all but assure a place at the 2016 Olympic Games.

First ever win over Pakistan sets up Olympic showdown with Malaysia

First ever win over Pakistan sets up Olympic showdown with Malaysia

July 4, 2015 | 1,071 views | Leave a comment

Alan Sothern’s 46th minute goal moved Ireland within touching distance of Olympic qualification as they saw off Pakistan 1-0 yesterday in Antwerp, the first time they have beaten the Asian side in 11 attempts.

Ireland meet Pakistan in Olympic repecharge

Ireland meet Pakistan in Olympic repecharge

July 2, 2015 | 838 views | Leave a comment

Ireland face Pakistan at 12pm (Irish time) in the first phase of the World League Round 3’s fifth to eighth playoffs in Antwerp on Friday afternoon, aiming to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Olympic Games.

Brave performance but world number one Kookaburras show clinical edge to down Ireland

Brave performance but world number one Kookaburras show clinical edge to down Ireland

July 1, 2015 | 877 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s first potential route to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 was closed in Antwerp as world number one side Australia ran out 4-1 winners in their World League Round 3 quarter-final.

Ireland looking to break mould and qualify for Rio

Ireland looking to break mould and qualify for Rio

July 1, 2015 | 754 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men are aiming to go somewhere they have never gone before by doing something they never have before; beat Australia to all but assure qualification for the Olympic Games.

Video nasty as Ireland fall to hosts, setting up Australia date for Olympic qualification

Video nasty as Ireland fall to hosts, setting up Australia date for Olympic qualification

June 28, 2015 | 2,590 views | Comments (1)

The simple facts are Ireland will meet world number one side Australia in the quarter-finals of the World League Round 3 in Belgium after a 2-1 loss to the hosts; they have plenty of reason to be aggrieved, though, after a glut of video review decisions left a sickening taste

Sothern hat-trick inspires Ireland; Harte cleared after nasty neck injury

Sothern hat-trick inspires Ireland; Harte cleared after nasty neck injury

June 26, 2015 | 1,466 views | Leave a comment

Alan Sothern’s hat trick under-pinned a comprehensive 6-0 win over China in Antwerp in World League Round 3, guaranteeing Craig Fulton’s side a place in the last eight of the competition with a group game to spare.

Malaysia sharper to beat below par Ireland 4-2

Malaysia sharper to beat below par Ireland 4-2

June 25, 2015 | 809 views | Leave a comment

Ireland face a crucial battle with China on Friday afternoon (1pm, Irish time) after an ordinary performance against Malaysia put Craig Fulton’s side under pressure to qualify for the World League 3 quarter-finals in Antwerp.

Mixed emotions for Irish men after strong comeback against Great Britain

Mixed emotions for Irish men after strong comeback against Great Britain

June 23, 2015 | 1,165 views | Comments (2)

Craig Fulton’s Ireland side were left with mixed emotions following their opening day 2-2 draw with Great Britain at World League Round 3 in Antwerp, coming from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils.