International Tournament

Clean sweep for Irish Masters against Wales

Clean sweep for Irish Masters against Wales

June 29, 2014 | 712 views | Leave a comment

Irish Women’s Masters had a clean sweep over Wales on Saturday at the Home Nations in Swansea, Wales, recoding scores of 5-1, 3-1 and 7-1.

Women’s O-40s push England in Masters Home Nations

Women’s O-40s push England in Masters Home Nations

June 27, 2014 | 469 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women’s masters over-40s produced a fine performance to draw 0-0 with England on day one of the Home Nations in Wales; the W50s were pipped 3-2 while the W45s had a tough outing

Evans and Pinder strike late to secure Tri Nations title

Evans and Pinder strike late to secure Tri Nations title

June 27, 2014 | 365 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans and Gillian Pinder both struck in the last ten minutes to see Ireland beat Wales 2-0 in Mori, Italy to win their Tri-Nations title.

Women’s Masters line out for Home Nations

Women’s Masters line out for Home Nations

June 27, 2014 | 620 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Women’s Masters are sending three teams to the Home Nations Tournament in Swansea, Wales this weekend from 27th to 29th June. The Irish W40s, W45s and W50s play England on Friday, Wales on Saturday and Scotland on Sunday.

Masters O-50s claim groundbreaking bronze medal

Masters O-50s claim groundbreaking bronze medal

June 14, 2014 | 1,045 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s Over-50s produced a stunning performance to defeat New Zealand 6-1 in the Masters World Cup bronze medal match in Rotterdam, concluding a superb tournament. Here are the reports from Gill Jackson and Helen Johnston from the competition.

Dublin to host second phase of Olympic trail

Dublin to host second phase of Olympic trail

May 19, 2014 | 562 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s Olympic hopes received a boost this week as they secured the rights to host round two of the World League in March 2015, the second phase in the qualification process for Rio 2016.

USA too strong but long-term Irish gains abound from Champs Challenge

USA too strong but long-term Irish gains abound from Champs Challenge

May 6, 2014 | 1,253 views | Leave a comment

The Irish dream of a first Champions Challenge I title came unstuck at the hands of the USA in Glasgow, showing their precision and class to coolly come back from a controversial early deficit to win 3-1.

Malaysia strike late to deny Ireland bronze medal

Malaysia strike late to deny Ireland bronze medal

May 4, 2014 | 815 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men finished a creditable fourth at the Champions Challenge I as their experimental side fell 4-2 to hosts Malaysia in the bronze medal match in Kuantan.

Fulton proud of Irish performance despite narrow loss

Fulton proud of Irish performance despite narrow loss

May 3, 2014 | 778 views | Leave a comment

Hopes of a final Super Sunday for Ireland were dashed in Kuantan as Asian champions Korea – the current world number seven – shaded their semi-final battle, the Tigers winning out 2-1 to take their final place against Canada while Ireland will hosts Malaysia for bronze.

Inspired Ireland on brink of Champs Challenge history with gritty South Africa win

Inspired Ireland on brink of Champs Challenge history with gritty South Africa win

May 3, 2014 | 931 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women are in dreamland overnight as they racked up their second successive win over World Cup-bound opposition to earn their place in the final of the Champions Challenge I in Glasgow, coming from a goal down to stun South Africa.

Ireland’s penalty kings through to men’s CC1 semi-final with French win

Ireland’s penalty kings through to men’s CC1 semi-final with French win

May 1, 2014 | 1,507 views | Comments (1)

Ireland rode their luck but ultimately kept alive their hopes of another medal at the Champions Challenge I in Kuantan, Malaysia as they continued their hoodoo over France, winning out 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out after normal time had ended 2-2.

Smith hails “best victory” as Ireland trump world number eights

Smith hails “best victory” as Ireland trump world number eights

May 1, 2014 | 981 views | Leave a comment

Just a day after a humbling 3-0 loss to the USA, Darren Smith’s produced “easily the best victory” during his tenure as they saw off the world number eight side, Korea, with a gritty performance in Glasgow, putting them through to semi-finals of the Champions Challenge I.

USA’s first half show shoots down Ireland with Korea now on the horizon

USA’s first half show shoots down Ireland with Korea now on the horizon

April 30, 2014 | 524 views | Leave a comment

USA showed a clean pair of heels to Ireland’s women as they cruised to a 3-0 win in Glasgow in the Champions Challenge I, condemning Darren Smith’s side to bottom of Pool B, setting up a date with Korea in the quarter-finals

Sothern strikes late to hand Fulton first win in charge of Ireland

Sothern strikes late to hand Fulton first win in charge of Ireland

April 29, 2014 | 747 views | Leave a comment

Alan Sothern struck late to secure Ireland’s first victory at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan as the Green Machine defeated Japan’s Samurais 1-0 in pool A, a result that eventually lifted them to second in the initial table.

Beatty inspires strong Irish comeback but frustrations remain over first half show

Beatty inspires strong Irish comeback but frustrations remain over first half show

April 28, 2014 | 564 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty’s double in the closing eight minutes earned Ireland a second successive 2-2 draw at the Champions Challenge I in Glasgow this evening, tying with Spain.

O’Flynn drags Ireland to 2-2 draw against South Africa

O’Flynn drags Ireland to 2-2 draw against South Africa

April 27, 2014 | 618 views | Leave a comment

Audrey O’Flynn’s 58th minute drag-flick earned Ireland an encouraging 2-2 draw with World Cup bound South Africa to open up their Champions Challenge I in Glasgow this afternoon.

Poland strike late to inflict second narrow defeat

Poland strike late to inflict second narrow defeat

April 27, 2014 | 946 views | Leave a comment

Pawel Bratkowski’s late corner goal saw Ireland fall to a second successive 2-1 defeat of the Champions Challenge I in Kuantan, Malaysia, falling to Poland 24 hours after they had been defeated by New Zealand.

Black Sticks stall Green Machine’s push

Black Sticks stall Green Machine’s push

April 26, 2014 | 1,131 views |

Ireland fell to tournament favourites New Zealand 2-1 in the opening Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 tie in Kuantan in a tie split into quarters due to the hot weather conditions in Malaysia.

Smith’s Ireland face familiar foes but with diverging CC1 targets

Smith’s Ireland face familiar foes but with diverging CC1 targets

April 25, 2014 | 780 views | Leave a comment

Familiarity is the bye-word for Darren Smith’s Ireland team as they contest the Champions Challenge I for the third time in three years, meeting old rivals South Africa, the USA and Spain in the opening Pool B which gets under way on Sunday.

New look Ireland set to feel the heat of Champions Challenge in Malaysia

New look Ireland set to feel the heat of Champions Challenge in Malaysia

April 25, 2014 | 854 views | Leave a comment

A journey into the unknown for Craig Fulton’s first major tournament in charge of the Irish men’s team as they contest the Champions Challenge I in searing heat and humidity in Kuantan, Malaysia.