International Tournament

Smith ready for toughest of three WL2 tournaments; sacrifices worth it for Frazer

Smith ready for toughest of three WL2 tournaments; sacrifices worth it for Frazer

March 13, 2015 | 814 views | Leave a comment

On the eve of World League round two in Dublin, Darren Smith gives his thoughts on the tournament; Megan Frazer talks about the sacrifices required to compete at the highest level while we outline how you can follow the tournament

Ireland add gold to Olympic progression as O’Donoghue shoots down Austria

Ireland add gold to Olympic progression as O’Donoghue shoots down Austria

March 9, 2015 | 1,296 views | Comments (1)

Player of the tournament Shane O’Donoghue was once again the goal-scoring hero as his 35th minute goal saw Ireland beat Austria 2-1 in San Diego, capping a superb week with a sixth successive victory.

O’Donoghue double shoots Ireland to World League 3

O’Donoghue double shoots Ireland to World League 3

March 7, 2015 | 570 views | Leave a comment

A pair of Shane O’Donoghue penalty corners around the 40-minute mark saw Ireland win through to the final of the Hockey World League round two in San Diego. More importantly, the result means Ireland are into WL3 when the Olympic qualifying places will be doled out.

Explosive dozen does for T&T as Ireland move step closer to World League 3 place

Explosive dozen does for T&T as Ireland move step closer to World League 3 place

March 5, 2015 | 670 views | Leave a comment

Ireland powered through to the semi-finals of the World League round two with a 12-2 win over Trinidad and Tobago with nine different scorers on the mark in San Diego.

Italian job complete as Ireland top WL2 group

Italian job complete as Ireland top WL2 group

March 3, 2015 | 637 views | Leave a comment

Ireland topped their World League round two group with a third straight win in San Diego, seeing off Italy 2-0 despite being slightly wasteful with their many chances.

Ireland defy sodden San Diego turf to beat Austria

Ireland defy sodden San Diego turf to beat Austria

March 2, 2015 | 999 views | Leave a comment

Ireland made it two wins from two at the World League Round Two at a rain-soaked Chula Vista in San Diego, seeing off a tricky Austrian opponent 3-1 to add to Saturday’s 8-0 win over Chile.

Magic eight as Ireland get off to a flyer

Magic eight as Ireland get off to a flyer

February 28, 2015 | 782 views | Leave a comment

Four first quarter goals powered Ireland to a confident 8-0 victory over Chile in their opening World League round two group game in Chula Vista, San Diego.

Acclimitisation complete as Fulton’s Ireland ready to formally begin Olympic qualifying bid

Acclimitisation complete as Fulton’s Ireland ready to formally begin Olympic qualifying bid

February 26, 2015 | 1,087 views | Comments (2)

After nine warm-up matches in 2015 already, Craig Fulton’s Irish senior men formally start their Olympic qualifying bid at Chula Vista in California at the World League round two, needing a top three finish to keep their road to Rio on course.

Meeke and O’Byrne vye for final WL2 place

Meeke and O’Byrne vye for final WL2 place

February 17, 2015 | 810 views | Leave a comment

Seventeen of the 18 spots in Darren Smith’s squad for the women’s World League 2 in Dublin have been finalised with Ali Meeke and Yvonne O’Byrne vying for the last defender’s spot.

Experienced Ireland panel California dreaming

Experienced Ireland panel California dreaming

February 4, 2015 | 1,146 views | Comments (1)

Craig Fulton has named a hugely experienced panel for the first phase of the Olympic qualifying process with the release of his 18 player panel for World League Round Two which tips off in San Diego on February 28.

T&T complete World League group for Ireland’s men

T&T complete World League group for Ireland’s men

October 8, 2014 | 358 views | Leave a comment

Trinidad and Tobago have completed the line-up for the Irish men’s World League group in San Diego following the completion of the latest round one tournament in Kingston, Jamaica.

Road to Rio becomes slightly clearer for Irish teams

Road to Rio becomes slightly clearer for Irish teams

September 16, 2014 | 919 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s road to Rio 2016 became a little clearer over the weekend with the line-up for the women’s World League round two complete while two more teams have been added to the men’s tournament.

Califorinia dreaming for men’s World League Round 2

Califorinia dreaming for men’s World League Round 2

August 26, 2014 | 773 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s World League Round Two – which will be held from February 25 to March 8, 2015 – has been moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Chula Vista on the southside of San Diego, California.

Masters Over-50s finish second at Home Nations

Masters Over-50s finish second at Home Nations

August 22, 2014 | 939 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s Over-50s finished second in the Home Nations last weekend in Lisnagarvey, beating Scotland and Wales but missed out on the title at the hands of England.

Fulton lays out Green Machine programme for Road to Rio Olympic Games

Fulton lays out Green Machine programme for Road to Rio Olympic Games

August 20, 2014 | 1,005 views | Leave a comment

Irish men’s senior coach Craig Fulton has laid out an extensive day-by-day plan up to the end of August 2015 that he is keen that all stakeholders, including club coaches get on board with, as they pursue the Olympic dream.

Over-40s land Home Nations title with clean sweep

Over-40s land Home Nations title with clean sweep

August 17, 2014 | 1,415 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s Over-40s team landed the Home Nations title in Lisnagarvey over the weekend as they ran up a clean sweep, eye-catchingly beating England 4-2 on Saturday.

Six new faces in Irish Over-40s panel

Six new faces in Irish Over-40s panel

August 15, 2014 | 1,678 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland Masters 40s have made eight changes to the squad that competed at the Masters World Cup in June as they begin their Home Nations weekend against Scotland this evening at 7.30pm in Lisnagarvey.

How Portugal was conquered!

How Portugal was conquered!

July 26, 2014 | 790 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men produced a string of high scoring performances before ultimately winning the EuroHockey Junior Championships II with a dramatic late show against Italy; here’s all the goals from the tournament from camera man Wal McConnell

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

July 20, 2014 | 531 views | Leave a comment

Mixed emotions for the Irish Under-21 women but, ultimately, primary objective achieved as they got the draw they needed to earn a top two spot in Vienna. Gold, though, was tantalisingly out of reach as they built a three-goal lead only to be pegged back by a last quarter Italian fightback.

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

July 19, 2014 | 421 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were unable to break down a resolute Ukraine defence but, nonetheless, nudged themselves a step closer to claiming promotion to the A division of Under-21 European hockey while, should they beat Italy tomorrow, the gold medal is still up for grabs.