International Tournament

Pinner keeps Ireland out in dramatic London Cup final penalty display

Pinner keeps Ireland out in dramatic London Cup final penalty display

July 13, 2014 | 773 views | Leave a comment

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

Final quarter goals see Ireland bounce back strong

Final quarter goals see Ireland bounce back strong

July 13, 2014 | 653 views | Leave a comment

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.

Black Sticks show of speed too much for Ireland

Black Sticks show of speed too much for Ireland

July 12, 2014 | 787 views | Leave a comment

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.

Four star England see off Ireland but Investec Cup final awaits

Four star England see off Ireland but Investec Cup final awaits

July 12, 2014 | 772 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cockram’s last minute goal salvages draw with Scots

Cockram’s last minute goal salvages draw with Scots

July 10, 2014 | 789 views | Leave a comment

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.

Sothern double catches out South Africa

Sothern double catches out South Africa

July 10, 2014 | 771 views | Leave a comment

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

Four senior panelists in Irish Under-21 Euro squad as tournament takes new shape

Four senior panelists in Irish Under-21 Euro squad as tournament takes new shape

July 8, 2014 | 1,059 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish men London-bound for Investec Cup

Irish men London-bound for Investec Cup

July 7, 2014 | 925 views | Leave a comment

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.

Watt powers Ireland to first victory over England in 12 years with 50th goal in green

Watt powers Ireland to first victory over England in 12 years with 50th goal in green

July 5, 2014 | 869 views | Leave a comment

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.

Caren names five senior internationals in U-21 Euro panel

Caren names five senior internationals in U-21 Euro panel

July 2, 2014 | 3,057 views | Leave a comment

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.

Second all round for Irish women’s Masters teams

Second all round for Irish women’s Masters teams

June 29, 2014 | 918 views | Leave a comment

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. 

Clean sweep for Irish Masters against Wales

Clean sweep for Irish Masters against Wales

June 29, 2014 | 999 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 | 686 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 | 542 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 | 891 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 | 1,361 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 | 759 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 | 3,399 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 | 1,247 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 | 1,011 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.