International Tournament

Captain Fantastic salvages Irish A status, averting Czech disaster

Captain Fantastic salvages Irish A status, averting Czech disaster

August 25, 2013 | 2,036 views | Comments (3)

Stuart Loughrey and skipper John Jackson’s equaliser ten minutes from time dragged Ireland out of a huge hole to secure their status in the top tier of European hockey for 2015 in dramatic fashion.

Germany land second Euro title with penalties win over England

Germany land second Euro title with penalties win over England

August 24, 2013 | 248 views | Leave a comment

Germany won their second women’s European title in dramatic style as a shoot-out was needed to decide the outcome of the title for the third time in the competition’s history; Netherlands pip Belgium to bronze

Scotland send Ireland down to European second tier

Scotland send Ireland down to European second tier

August 24, 2013 | 3,276 views | Comments (10)

Ireland dropped down to the second tier of European competition after a frustrating tournament came to a conclusion, falling 3-1 to Scotland.

Belgium raise the roof to set up final showdown with Germany

Belgium raise the roof to set up final showdown with Germany

August 23, 2013 | 366 views | Leave a comment

Belgium are in line for their best ever finish at the TriFinance EuroHockey Championships with a comprehensive mauling of England; Germany are still on for a sixth European title after the dismissed the Netherlands 5-3

Four-star Spain ease past lack-lustre Irish men

Four-star Spain ease past lack-lustre Irish men

August 23, 2013 | 244 views | Leave a comment

For a second successive day, Spain got the better of an Irish hockey team to put their survival in the top tier of European competition in danger.

England end Dutch European reign; Belgium stunned by late German effort

England end Dutch European reign; Belgium stunned by late German effort

August 22, 2013 | 267 views | Leave a comment

England and Germany both claimed shoot-out wins to oust the Netherlands and Belgium respectively in Boom this evening to claim places in Saturday’s final

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 | 284 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 | 230 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 | 278 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 | 357 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 | 323 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 | 222 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 | 239 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 | 375 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 | 420 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 | 324 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 | 613 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 | 370 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 | 183 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 | 232 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