Paul Revington’s three and a half year tenure as Irish men’s senior coach ended with a whimper in Belfield as Olympic-bound Belgium showed an edge in class to send Ireland into their summer break on a low note.
Thornton McDade’s last minute cracker denied Ireland a second win over Olympic-bound South Africa in six days but Paul Revington’s charges once again impressed at Belfield.
Ireland have made five changes from the panel that won the Celtic Cup as they face up to two Olympic challenges this week, playing South Africa on Wednesday and Belgium on Thursday in Belfield in the UCD 3 Nations competition.
While the final manner in which this trophy was conceived was slightly laboured, the outcome portrayed part of the potential legacy of Paul Revington’s tenure as Irish coach, winning his fourth Celtic Cup with a 1-1 result against Wales
Ireland’s women claimed silver at the Women’s Celtic Cup as Denis Pritchard recorded his first victory since taking over as interim coach of the side.
Davy Carson’s treble handed Ireland a lively 6-3 win over Scotland to maintain top spot in the men’s Celtic Cup as South Africa thumped Wales; Scotland won the women’s competition with a late 3-0 win over Wales
In front of a dismal crowd, the Irish women’s Celtic Cup hoodoo looks set to continue as they were undone at the Comber Road by reigning champions Scotland.
Departing Ireland coach Paul Revington got one over his homeland this evening as Ireland opened their Celtic Cup campaign with an impressive 4-2 win over South Africa at Lisnagarvey.
David Hobbs returns to Irish senior international squad this week for the men’s Celtic Cup as the Cork C of I man was named in Paul Revington’s panel for this week’s event, hosted by Lisnagarvey.
Ireland’s men and women completed the Junior Celtic Cup double with a day to spare as they added victories over Scotland to go with Friday’s 2-0 wins over Wales in Wrexham.
Ireland’s U-21 men and women got their Junior Celtic Cup campaigns off to confident starts as they both beat Wales 2-0 in Wrexham this evening.
Belfield will once again play host to an FIH competition following the decision to award Ireland the women’s Champion’s Challenge I which will run from September 29 to October 7
The Ireland Women’s Masters, for the first time, sent two teams to the Home Nations in Edinburgh last weekend. First up on the Friday evening were matches v Wales.
Nine of the Ireland A panel that played England last week have been included in Rudi Wortmann’s Ireland U-21 selection to play in the women’s Celtic Cup next weekend.
Stephanie Quinn is in line for an Irish comeback after over four years on the international sidelines following her inclusion in Denis Pritchard’s panel for the Celtic Cup.
Ireland left the Investec London Cup with some stinging words from Great Britain coach Danny Kerry ringing in their ears, after they finished bottom of the pile thanks to a 3-0 defeat to Great Britain in Chiswick.
Ireland will play Great Britain in Sunday morning’s fifth/sixth place playoff after they fell to a second defeat in the Investec London Cup this evening, undone by the world number one side.
Ireland’s low-key training regimen since March’s Olympic qualification heart-break was evident as they succumbed 4-1 to an Australian side building to a peak for the Games in a month and a half’s time.
The 18-player Ireland A selection – announced this morning and selected by Dave Passmore and Denis Pritchard – includes many names likely to feature in this summer’s Irish U-21 panel.
Comber Road will host the 2012 men’s and women’s Celtic Cups; Leinster U-21 men’s and women’s panels announced for next week’s interprovincial series; Armagh on the look-out for new ladies head coach