International Tournament

Bonastre bumps Ireland into all-or-nothing Saturday date with Scotland

Bonastre bumps Ireland into all-or-nothing Saturday date with Scotland

August 22, 2013 | 192 views | Comments (1)

Ireland will face an all-or-nothing date with Scotland on Saturday morning for European championship survival following a narrow 1-0 loss to Spain in Boom.

Spain drop into relegation pool along with Czechs

Spain drop into relegation pool along with Czechs

August 21, 2013 | 153 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will play Spain on Friday afternoon (3pm Irish time) in their first Pool C game with the Czech Republic the final opposition on Sunday morning (10am) following the completion of Pool A with Belgium and Germany advancing

Irish men fall agonisingly short of first ever Euro semi-final

Irish men fall agonisingly short of first ever Euro semi-final

August 21, 2013 | 195 views | Comments (7)

A Shane O’Donoghue and Peter Caruth-inspired comeback came up just short as Ireland fell agonisingly short of the win they needed against England to reach a first ever European Championship semi-final.

Ireland vs England – Live Blog

Ireland vs England – Live Blog

August 21, 2013 | 281 views | Comments (2)

Can’t get to a tv screen or internet stream. Join us for live updates from the ground in Boom from Ireland’s vital game against England in the European Championships

Belgium leave Ireland with familiar sinking feeling with clear-cut win

Belgium leave Ireland with familiar sinking feeling with clear-cut win

August 20, 2013 | 231 views | Comments (2)

Belgium once again proved the Irish women’s nemesis as they abruptly ended their hopes of a first ever-European championships semi-final birth in Boom; reports from all of day four’s games, quotes and standings

Crutchley wary of Irish threat

Crutchley wary of Irish threat

August 19, 2013 | 139 views | Comments (1)

English coach Bobby Crutchley says that if his side are not already wary of the challenge Ireland pose on Wednesday, he will not be shy in telling them.

Irish land unpolished 4-2 win over Poland to set up big English date

Irish land unpolished 4-2 win over Poland to set up big English date

August 19, 2013 | 160 views | Comments (2)

It was laboured at times but Ireland picked up their first win of the TriFinance EuroHockey Championships as they saw off Poland 4-2 in Belgium to set up a delicious tie with England with a semi-final berth on the line.

Masters European Open in pictures

Masters European Open in pictures

August 19, 2013 | 287 views | Comments (2)

Adrian Boehm took some top class photos last Saturday of day five of the Masters European Open, hosted by Lisnagarvey. You can see five sets of pictures of what was the biggest hockey tournament held on the island for many years with 32 sides taking part

Mr Backhand denies Ireland famous draw but camp upbeat after Dutch tie

Mr Backhand denies Ireland famous draw but camp upbeat after Dutch tie

August 18, 2013 | 328 views | Leave a comment

Andrew Meredith admitted his frustration as his Irish side came within a few minutes from one of the biggest results in the country’s history in the European A division but the manner of the performance suggests Ireland can make some waves later in the campaign.

Speers double and Jacob cracker see Ireland battle past Belarus

Speers double and Jacob cracker see Ireland battle past Belarus

August 18, 2013 | 247 views | Leave a comment

Alex Speers played a captain’s role as her pair of goals helped Ireland cling on for a 3-2 win over Belarus, a result that will allow Darren Smith’s side a straight shot at a semi-final berth.

Dutch run injury-hit Ireland ragged with late goal rush

Dutch run injury-hit Ireland ragged with late goal rush

August 17, 2013 | 517 views | Comments (1)

An injury hit Ireland were put to the sword by the Olympic champions who produced a comprehensive second half showing to sweep past the world number 15s in the final game of day one of the women’s TriFinance EuroHockey Championships

Boon raises the roof at the Boombox

Boon raises the roof at the Boombox

August 17, 2013 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Tom Boon’s penalty corner double gave Belgium a huge win as they beat the Olympic champions Germany in front of an exultant home crowd; Edi Tubau’s stylish hat trick saw Spain soar to an opening win, seeing off Czech Republic 6-1.

Stunning second half sees Belgium start in style

Stunning second half sees Belgium start in style

August 17, 2013 | 104 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s group opponent’s Belgium produced a stunning second half performance to open their women’s TriFinance EuroHockey Championships in style, seeing off Belarus 5-1 in Boom.

Germany and England open Euros with victory

Germany and England open Euros with victory

August 17, 2013 | 141 views | Leave a comment

England eased to a 3-0 win over Spain on day one of the women’s European championships in Boom; Germany found things much tougher though against Scotland, scraping to a 1-0 courtesy of an own goal

Smith’s charges face Olympic champions in Euro opener

Smith’s charges face Olympic champions in Euro opener

August 16, 2013 | 192 views | Comments (1)

While a 2014 World Cup spot is on offer for the overall winner of this week’s European championships, breaching the top four for the first time is very much the target for the Irish men and women’s hockey teams this week in Boom, Belgium.

Jackson’s young charges target semi-final spot

Jackson’s young charges target semi-final spot

August 16, 2013 | 99 views | Leave a comment

John Jackson says that Ireland’s young stars have the potential to fill the considerable midfield boots that are unavailable for the European Championships this week with a semi-final place the clear target.

Babas lead Irish charge at Masters European Open

Babas lead Irish charge at Masters European Open

August 15, 2013 | 255 views | Leave a comment

After two days of competition, England are holding the box seat in three of the six Masters European Open categories, an event described as one the biggest in Ulster hockey history by club chairman John Gray

Garda take bronze at World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

Garda take bronze at World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

August 13, 2013 | 589 views | Comments (2)

The Garda Hockey Club, with the support of the IHA, claimed third place last week at the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) 2013 in Belfast, the third largest sporting event in the world this year, after forming back in May

Jackson to lead Irish men in Boom

Jackson to lead Irish men in Boom

August 11, 2013 | 1,060 views | Comments (1)

Mossley man John Jackson will lead Ireland at the European Championships next weekend following the release of the 18-player men’s senior squad to play in Boom, Belgium.

Garvey hosts mammoth European Masters Open

Garvey hosts mammoth European Masters Open

August 11, 2013 | 898 views | Leave a comment

30 teams from nine nations across six tournaments will take part in 67 games over five days as Lisnagarvey is set to host the European Open, the biggest event the Irish Masters have brought to the island; full squads and fixture info for the week