International Tournament

Smith makes three changes as Sargent returns

Smith makes three changes as Sargent returns

February 12, 2013 | 1,085 views | Comments (1)

Following Ireland’s nine-day training camp in Valencia, Darren Smith has named his first tournament selection, making three changes from the side that claimed bronze in the Champions Challenge I.

Brown the bolter in Irish men’s panel for India

Brown the bolter in Irish men’s panel for India

January 28, 2013 | 592 views | Comments (2)

Ireland coach Andrew Meredith has shaken things up for his side’s crucial World League second round in New Delhi later this month.

World League and Euro schedules released

World League and Euro schedules released

January 24, 2013 | 415 views | Comments (1)

Part of the Irish senior panel’s fixture picture for 2013 was painted today with the schedules for the men’s World League Round Two and the both fixtures lists for TriFinance EuroHockey Championships were released.

Smith names tried and trusted first selection

Smith names tried and trusted first selection

January 9, 2013 | 384 views | Comments (10)

New Irish women’s coach Darren Smith’s first international selection is along tried and trusted lines as he admits he has “been unable to see the athletes in person” just yet.

Caruth stunner provides fitting finale to tumultuous 2012 for the Green Machine

Caruth stunner provides fitting finale to tumultuous 2012 for the Green Machine

December 3, 2012 | 565 views | Comments (6)

Given the year that was in it; given the events of the day that was in it. There was probably no other way this script could have been written as Peter Caruth’s sublime golden goal handed Ireland a bronze medal to close out a tumultuous 2012

Argentina too strong for Ireland in Challenge semis

Argentina too strong for Ireland in Challenge semis

December 2, 2012 | 320 views | Comments (1)

Hosts Argentina proved too strong for Ireland to burst their dream of gold and a potential place in the Champions Trophy, falling at the semi-final stage in Quilmes, Buenos Aires. They will close out an eventful tournament on Sunday against Malaysia in the bronze medal match.

Irish Hartes pivotal to Polish second half demolition

Irish Hartes pivotal to Polish second half demolition

November 30, 2012 | 403 views | Comments (4)

A breathtaking second half performance saw Ireland claim a place in the semi-finals of the Champions Challenge, a result that comes with multiple benefits for Andrew Meredith’s side; Conor Harte struck twice while brother David had a clean sheet on his 100th cap

Meredith off the mark with South Africa victory

Meredith off the mark with South Africa victory

November 27, 2012 | 296 views | Comments (6)

By dint of new coach Andrew Meredith’s first win, a 3-1 success over South Africa, Ireland’s FIH Champions Challenge campaign got a huge shot in the arm today in the sweltering Quilmes heat.

Japan counter-strikes down Ireland

Japan counter-strikes down Ireland

November 25, 2012 | 350 views | Comments (16)

A second successive defeat leaves Ireland on collision course with a potential date with either Korea or Malaysia in the Champions Challenge quarter-finals.

Meredith’s reign begins with Argentina loss

Meredith’s reign begins with Argentina loss

November 25, 2012 | 328 views | Comments (1)

Andrew Meredith’s first game in charge of the Irish senior men’s team ended in defeat as they scuppered a 2-0 lead against group favourites Argentina.

Challenge offers big opportunity for Meredith’s Ireland

Challenge offers big opportunity for Meredith’s Ireland

November 23, 2012 | 526 views | Comments (1)

After a positive build-up week in Buenos Aires, new Irish coach Andrew Meredith take on hosts Argentina on Saturday evening in his first competitive tie in his new role.

Ames “still an Irish player” as he hopes to add to Irish caps tally

Ames “still an Irish player” as he hopes to add to Irish caps tally

November 19, 2012 | 462 views | Comments (3)

David Ames insists his loyalty still lies with Ireland — but has yet to set a date for when he will end his self-imposed international exile.

O’Donoghue and McCandless the newcomers

O’Donoghue and McCandless the newcomers

November 10, 2012 | 337 views | Comments (8)

Shane O’Donoghue and Bruce McCandless are the two players to profit from David Ames and Ian Sloan’s unavailability to the Irish men’s team, making up the two changes from last March’s Olympic qualifier.

Meredith takes Irish top job after glittering career as German assistant

Meredith takes Irish top job after glittering career as German assistant

October 23, 2012 | 459 views | Comments (9)

The sixth month search is over as the IHA this evening announced Andrew Meredith as Paul Revington’s replacement as the national team’s men’s senior coach.

Irish men off to Argentina as IHA set to face questioning

Irish men off to Argentina as IHA set to face questioning

October 9, 2012 | 500 views | Comments (24)

The Irish men’s hockey team will take up their place in the Champions Challenge I in Argentina next month after a frantic fundraising drive over the past four days yielded in excess of €60,000.

Brilliant bronze as resilient Ireland fightback to beat Scotland on penalties

Brilliant bronze as resilient Ireland fightback to beat Scotland on penalties

October 8, 2012 | 460 views | Comments (2)

Nikki Symmons calmly rolled home Ireland’s final penalty to win the shoot-out against their Celtic rivals Scotland to finally claim the bronze medal from a thrilling tussle in Dublin.

Pfeiffer strikes to end Irish Champs Challenge hopes

Pfeiffer strikes to end Irish Champs Challenge hopes

October 6, 2012 | 327 views | Leave a comment

The volume of penalty corners conceded by Ireland came back to bite them as Lauren Pfeiffer’s switch-flick 11 minutes from time proved the sole divider at the end of the second semi-final.

LHA pledge €4,000 to kickstart packed weekend of hockey

LHA pledge €4,000 to kickstart packed weekend of hockey

October 6, 2012 | 5,929 views | Comments (1)

The Leinster Hockey Association made a major statement as they pledged €4,000 to the Irish senior men’s fundraising campaign to kickstart a hectic weekend of hockey action at international and local level

O’Flynn the last-gasp heroine as Ireland knock out Belgium

O’Flynn the last-gasp heroine as Ireland knock out Belgium

October 4, 2012 | 549 views | Comments (2)

Audrey O’Flynn’s final hooter penalty corner saw the Irish home crowd explode as they claimed the laurels from a frenetic, extra-time quarter-final tussle. It edged out Belgium, earning the Irish a final four date with USA.

IHA board withdraw Irish men’s senior squad from Champions Challenge I

IHA board withdraw Irish men’s senior squad from Champions Challenge I

October 2, 2012 | 570 views | Comments (70)

The Irish men’s senior team were left stunned as the Irish Hockey Association board announced their intention to withdraw them from the Champions Challenge I in Argentina which gets underway in late November.