International Tournament

England sweep Masters titles with Ireland claiming couple of second places

England sweep Masters titles with Ireland claiming couple of second places

June 17, 2013 | 341 views | Leave a comment

Strong performances from the England O-40s and O-45s against Ireland in the last day of the tournament was enough for them to retain the cups for the respective age categories.

Blacksticks intensity sees off inconsistent Irish

Blacksticks intensity sees off inconsistent Irish

June 15, 2013 | 378 views | Leave a comment

New Zealand’s second half intensity put punished a lack-lustre Irish performance that showed the gap they still have to bridge to mix it at the top table of world hockey.

Ireland frustrated after succumbing to India draw

Ireland frustrated after succumbing to India draw

June 13, 2013 | 544 views | Comments (4)

Ireland’s tempestuous affair with the video referral system came to pass once more as they were left frustrated in their opening World League round three tie, drawing with world number 11 side India, drawing 4-4.

World League 3: top four target for Ireland in Rotterdam to guarantee World Cup berth

World League 3: top four target for Ireland in Rotterdam to guarantee World Cup berth

June 12, 2013 | 460 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men’s hockey team begins their most important tournament since last March’s Olympic qualifier as they bid to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990; full preview featuring review of potential opposition, interview links and World Cup qualification info

Maguire ready for “highest calibre” tournament of career

Maguire ready for “highest calibre” tournament of career

June 12, 2013 | 384 views | Comments (2)

Phelie Maguire admits that thoughts did persist that he might “not realistically get another chance” of playing in a top level tournament but he is now looking to shine having enjoyed a new lease of life in green since Andrew Meredith took the coaching reins.

Magee ruled out of World League as Cargo back in

Magee ruled out of World League as Cargo back in

June 5, 2013 | 294 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee has been forced to withdraw from the Irish men’s team to play in the World League semi-final in Rotterdam due to cartilage damage at the front of his knee.

Masters host trio of Home Nations tournaments

Masters host trio of Home Nations tournaments

June 3, 2013 | 1,085 views | Leave a comment

Four years after Ireland first participated in the women’s masters home nations in Swansea, with one Over-40s squad of 13, they are set to host the tournament, fielding teams at O-40s, O-45s and O-50s level.

Good and Bell set for major tournament debuts as Meredith rings changes

Good and Bell set for major tournament debuts as Meredith rings changes

May 31, 2013 | 378 views | Comments (1)

Kyle Good and Jonathan Bell look set to play in their first major world level event as Irish senior men’s head coach Andrew Meredith named the duo in the 18-man final panel for June’s World League round three in Rotterdam.

Irish men bound for Rotterdam for WL3

Irish men bound for Rotterdam for WL3

April 5, 2013 | 441 views | Comments (5)

The FIH have confirmed Ireland’s men will play in Rotterdam in round three of the World League in June as their bid to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1991 continues.

Pacella strike leaves World League dream in tatters

Pacella strike leaves World League dream in tatters

March 3, 2013 | 438 views | Comments (7)

After Saturday’s heroics, Ireland were left at the opposite end of the emotional spectrum this morning in Valencia, falling by the narrowest of margins to a gleeful Italy.

O’Flynn gives Ireland hopes huge boost

O’Flynn gives Ireland hopes huge boost

March 3, 2013 | 390 views | Leave a comment

Audrey O’Flynn’s penalty stroke gave Ireland’s World League Round Two hopes a huge shot in the arm as they bounced back with a well thought-out victory over tournament hosts Spain.

Belarus stun Ireland to leave WL2 hopes hanging by a thread

Belarus stun Ireland to leave WL2 hopes hanging by a thread

February 27, 2013 | 360 views | Comments (7)

Ireland’s World Cup qualification hopes are hanging by a thread after they were stunned 2-0 by Belarus at the World League 2 in Valencia.

Ireland keep calm to overcome Czech challenge

Ireland keep calm to overcome Czech challenge

February 26, 2013 | 375 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s women stormed back from an early concession to hand Darren Smith victory in his first competitive game as head coach, beating the Czech Republic 4-1 in Valencia in their first of four World League round two games.

Smith confident ahead of women’s WL2 bid

Smith confident ahead of women’s WL2 bid

February 24, 2013 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Irish Women’s coach Darren Smith is looking forward to his first tournament with the Green Army as they contest World League Round Two in Valencia in confident mood, saying his side “are fit, healthy and ready for action”. Ireland returned to Spain on Thursday ahead of Monday’s opening encounter with the Czech Republic before going […]

O’Donoghue drags Ireland into World League round three

O’Donoghue drags Ireland into World League round three

February 24, 2013 | 916 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s hat trick of low drag-flicks powered Ireland to victory over China in the World League Round Two 2013, a result which ensures they qualify for the next phase of the competition and a step closer to World Cup 2014.

Not quite seventh heaven as Ireland see off Oman in WL2

Not quite seventh heaven as Ireland see off Oman in WL2

February 23, 2013 | 660 views | Leave a comment

It was not the prettiest performance but Ireland moved another step closer to progressing as one of the top two finishers from the World League round two in Delhi as they saw off Oman 7-2.

Dharamvir downs Ireland as late corner chances go a begging against India

Dharamvir downs Ireland as late corner chances go a begging against India

February 21, 2013 | 440 views | Comments (13)

The excecution of small details undid Ireland in their bid to get the better of World League top seeds India in Delhi as Dharamvir Singh’s 58th minute eventually saw the hosts prevail.

Magee breaks caps record as Ireland equal highest ever victory

Magee breaks caps record as Ireland equal highest ever victory

February 20, 2013 | 348 views | Leave a comment

While Ireland equalled their largest ever senior men’s international victory with a 13-0 rout of Fiji, head coach Andrew Meredith said the result will have “no relevance” for tomorrow night’s huge date with India.

Sothern makes up for lost time as scrappy Ireland survive Bangladesh scare

Sothern makes up for lost time as scrappy Ireland survive Bangladesh scare

February 18, 2013 | 362 views | Comments (4)

Alan Sothern’s comeback hat trick rescued a perilous position as Ireland stuttered against lowly-ranked Bangladesh on the opening day of World League 2 in Delhi.

Goal-posts changed as Irish World League campaign gets underway in Delhi

Goal-posts changed as Irish World League campaign gets underway in Delhi

February 18, 2013 | 444 views | Comments (1)

Andrew Meredith says the “stuff outside of the field” is the first major challenge for the Irish senior men as they start their World League 2 campaign in Delhi this morning against Bangladesh (10.30am, Irish time).