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.
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’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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).