International Tournament

Another marquee day for Irish men as Belgian draw earns maiden Euro semi-final

Another marquee day for Irish men as Belgian draw earns maiden Euro semi-final

August 25, 2015 | 1,419 views | Leave a comment

The good times keep on rolling. Ireland’s men’s hockey team added yet another incredible result to their ever-growing list in 2015 as they squeezed out a draw against world number four side Belgium in London to reach the semi-final of the European championships for the very first time.

Germany’s double strike late on denies Ireland

Germany’s double strike late on denies Ireland

August 23, 2015 | 1,194 views | Leave a comment

Late goals from Lukas Windfeder and Florian Fuchs saw Ireland fall 2-0 to reigning Olympic and European champions Germany in their second EuroHockey Nations Championships tie.

Ireland secure important 4-3 win over France

Ireland secure important 4-3 win over France

August 22, 2015 | 1,320 views |

Ireland’s men clinched a 4-3 win over France in their opening EuroHockey Nations Championship tie, beating one of the few sides that can hurt their Olympic hopes at this competition.

Masters Over-40s take on Europe in St Alban’s

Masters Over-40s take on Europe in St Alban’s

August 22, 2015 | 2,002 views | Comments (1)

The Irish Masters Over-40s tip off in their own European championships this weekend, starting off against the Netherlands in St Alban’s this morning.

European summer comes to close with Irish men battling the top brass

European summer comes to close with Irish men battling the top brass

August 21, 2015 | 1,636 views | Leave a comment

The full lowdown on the EuroHockey Nations Championships from an Irish perspective with an overview of the group opponents, where to watch the games and more

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

August 20, 2015 | 1,103 views | Comments (1)

“There is still a buzz around the squad and the hockey community back home,” Shane O’Donoghue says of Ireland’s mood ahead of the European championships campaign.

Fulton focusing on Irish strengths for Euros

Fulton focusing on Irish strengths for Euros

August 16, 2015 | 1,255 views | Comments (1)

Craig Fulton says that Ireland’s senior men will have tunnel-vision on what they can do rather than worrying too much about the opposition at next week’s European championships.

Three changes for Europeans for Irish senior men

Three changes for Europeans for Irish senior men

August 15, 2015 | 1,720 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has made three changes to the Irish panel for the European championships which begin next weekend in London with Michael Robson, Matthew Bell and Jonny Bruton coming into the side.

Golden moment for Ireland’s women as McCay breaks caps record in Prague

Golden moment for Ireland’s women as McCay breaks caps record in Prague

July 25, 2015 | 4,968 views | Leave a comment

Pre-tournament, Graham Shaw said his Ireland side “don’t see ourselves as a two-tier side” and they showed that in emphatic fashion with a final heavy win in Prague, easing to a 5-0 victory.

Four-star Ireland sweep to Euro final and promotion

Four-star Ireland sweep to Euro final and promotion

July 23, 2015 | 1,589 views | Comments (1)

Ireland cruised through their EuroHockey Championships II semi-final to earn promotion to the top tier of the continental competition with the minimum of fuss, disposing of Belarus 4-0 in Prague.

Three and easy as Ireland top pool in Prague

Three and easy as Ireland top pool in Prague

July 21, 2015 | 823 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women cruised to top spot in their EuroHockey Championships II group with a third successive heavy win, this time beating the hosts Czech Republic 3-0.

Two from two for Irish women in Prague

Two from two for Irish women in Prague

July 19, 2015 | 824 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 | 866 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 | 1,356 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 | 1,260 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 | 1,061 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 | 1,051 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 | 2,089 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 | 2,169 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 | 1,251 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.