Retiring never entered John Jackson’s mind. A shattering blow to the head left him without vision in one eye for three weeks and could have ended a promising international career but he is now fully back on track
Ireland’s eight game tour of Argentina came to an end over the weekend with two losses to finish fourth in the second Four Nations tournament in Parana, falling to India for a second time in four days.
Ireland’s three-game unbeaten streak came to an end as India earned a modicum of revenge for their 1-0 loss in the first Four Nations tournament in Quilmes
Much improved from last week’s 2-0 loss to South Africa in the first Four Nations tournament in Quilmes, Ireland made it four games unbeaten in normal time against higher ranked opposition.
Ireland were left frustrated as they ended the first Four Nations tournament in Argentina with a fourth place finish despite losing just once in normal time and putting it up to the world champions on Saturday evening.
Cliodhna Sargent’s corner bullet handed Ireland their second victory of 2011 over India to put them back in the hunt for a final place in the first of two Four Nations tournaments in Argentina.
In a summer of highlights for the Irish men, Ireland’s 3-2 win over Spain ranked right up there as Paul Revington’s side equalled the country’s best ever finish in the European championships, beating world number five side Spain.
Gene Muller’s Irish women completed the great escape early this morning with another big win, this time getting the better of an Italian side who finished the tournament rock bottom with five successive defeats.
Ireland’s men retained ‘A division’ European championship status in emphatic style in Monchengladbach this afternoon with a ‘terrific’ first half performance powering Paul Revington’s side.
Ireland gave their chances of beating European championship relegation a huge shot in the arm with a comprehensive defeat over Azerbaijan in Monchengladbach this afternoon.
Ireland’s men played out a classic tie with the Netherlands, losing out 7-4 despite being 2-1 up in the first half; it ultimately meant their semi-final hopes were dashed and automatic Olympic qualification was put on hold
John Jermyn’s pair of penalty strokes saw Ireland’s men took a massive step toward retaining European ‘A division’ status this afternoon in Moenchengladbach, beating 2007 nemesis France 2-0.
Day three of the EuroHockey Nations Championships sees Ireland’s men attempt to get off the mark when they face France for the sixth time this summer; ideas where to follow the game live online
One of the lowest moments for Irish hockey since they fell to Italy in Vancouver in the 2008 Olympic qualifier, Ireland’s women crashed to a harrowing 3-0 loss at the hands of Belgium and are now condemned to the Euro relegation pool.
Ireland’s men were left frustrated as a poor middle third of their opening European championships tie, littered with individual errors and a glut of penalty corner concessions, saw them ultimately unstuck by England
Ireland fell to a flat 3-0 defeat to world number threes Germany in the searing Monchengladbach heat this afternoon as the experienced triple towers of Natascha Keller, Fanny Rinne and Julia Muller did the damage.
Ireland’s men tip off their European championships campaigns this weekend both hoping to cause a major surprise and potentially nick an Olympic place in the process in Monchengaldbach.
Nikki Symmons reflects on her first 150 caps in the Irish jersey and, despite being handed a particularly brutish opening group, she sees potential for Ireland to prosper in this week’s European championships
Irish supporters who cannot make it to Monchengladbach for the European Championships will be follow the tournament through a number of media outlets with a couple showing Irish games live.
As the oldest of the three premier goalkeepers in Paul Revington’s extended Irish men’s squad, getting selected for the European championships has been part of a growing experience for Dave Fitzgerald.