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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Irish head coach Craig Fulton has named a fascinating squad for the upcoming Champions Challenge I in Kuantan, Malaysia with the uncapped Maurice Elliott an eye-catching inclusion.
Megan Frazer has been named as the new Irish captain for the upcoming Champions Challenge I in Glasgow later this month, taking over from the exam-tied Alex Speers.
Ireland’s U-21s found Germany too clinical at Newtonabbey as they fell to a 5-1 loss, meaning that overall victory from the Four Nations tournament was beyond them after good performances against Scotland and England.
Ireland’s Under-21s face a potential title decider with Germany on Thursday in their Four Nations international tournament in Newtonabbey following a hard fought 1-1 draw with England in abject conditions.
Ireland’s U-21s produced a controlled performance to sweep aside Scotland 5-1 in Johnny Caren’s first game in charge, starting their Four Nations campaign in style at a frosty Newtonabbey.
A preliminary panel of 27 players has been named for the Irish U-21 men as their preparations begin for the 2014 European championships. They will play a four nations tournament in Mossley in February as part of their preparations
With Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands following the lead of Germany and England in pulling out of the European U-16 championships, Ireland have followed suit and will not play next summer in the event
The FIH has received seven different proposals for hosting of the 2018 World Cup with four official offers to host the men’s World Cup with a further three submissions being made for the women’s equivalent.
The Irish Hockey Association was handed a headache on two fronts this morning following the confirmation of the Champions Challenge I hosting venues by the International Hockey Federation this morning.