England’s coolness in the penalty shoot-out saved them from a second defeat to Ireland in eight days as they prevailed 4-2 in the London Cup final at the Olympic legacy park after normal time had ended locked at 2-2
Four goals in the closing 16 minutes saw Ireland’s women belatedly find their scoring sticks to put Canada to the sword at Belfield, winning 5-0 to bounce back quickly from Saturday’s humbling 9-2 loss to world number four side New Zealand.
New Zealand humbled Ireland’s women on day one of the Electric Ireland Four Nations Cup in Belfield this afternoon, the world number fours showing the sharpness that makes them one of the key contenders for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
England put Ireland to the sword in a dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s final of the Investec Cup in London as goals from Barry Middleton, Alastair Brogdon, Harry Martin and Henry Weir’s second international goal did the damage whilst Ronan Gormley pulled one back for the Green Machine.
Timmy Cockram’s goal 30 seconds from full time salvaged a draw for Ireland’s men against Scotland at the Investec London Cup this evening, keeping them in good shape to reach Sunday’s final.
A brace from Alan Sothern helped to give Ireland a 4-2 win over South Africa, a side ranked four places above them in the world; match report and interview with Alan Sothern from the excellent English website The Top of the D
Darren Smith has given his four Under-21 players leave to take part in the European championships rather than take part in this week’s eye-catching Four Nations tournament in Belfield.
Ireland’s men head to London in good spirits for the Investec London Cup as they take on South Africa, Scotland and hosts England in the Olympic Park from Wednesday through to Saturday in the round-robin with the top two teams playing off in a final on Sunday.
Mikey Watt’s pair of second half goals saw Ireland get one over on England on Saturday afternoon, levelling an evenly matched two-game series with the world number five side at Belfield as they came from one down to earn a confidence-boosting victory.
Five senior internationals have been named in Jonny Caren’s Irish Under-21 men’s panel for the upcoming European Junior Championships II in Lousada, Portugal which runs from July 13–19.
The Irish women’s masters finished second behind England in all three age categories to record the highest finish ever at the Women’s Masters Home Nations which was held this weekend in Swansea, Wales.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.