International Tournament

Jackson sets sights on Olympic berth

Jackson sets sights on Olympic berth

March 5, 2012 | 189 views | Leave a comment

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

Upbeat Ireland finish fourth once more

Upbeat Ireland finish fourth once more

December 19, 2011 | 166 views | Leave a comment

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.

India claim round three in Argentina

India claim round three in Argentina

December 16, 2011 | 224 views | Leave a comment

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

Unbeaten streak continues for Irish women

Unbeaten streak continues for Irish women

December 15, 2011 | 241 views | Leave a comment

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.

Positive performances but Ireland end fourth

Positive performances but Ireland end fourth

December 11, 2011 | 214 views | Leave a comment

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.

Sargent strikes Ireland into final contention

Sargent strikes Ireland into final contention

December 9, 2011 | 262 views | Comments (4)

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.

Cockram’s stunning brace sees Ireland break new ground in equal best Euro showing

Cockram’s stunning brace sees Ireland break new ground in equal best Euro showing

August 28, 2011 | 211 views | Comments (8)

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.

Muller’s charges complete great Euro escape

Muller’s charges complete great Euro escape

August 27, 2011 | 520 views | Comments (3)

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.

Irish magic eight secures ‘A’ status for 2013

Irish magic eight secures ‘A’ status for 2013

August 26, 2011 | 306 views | Comments (8)

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.

Azerbaijan win gives Ireland Euro lifeline

Azerbaijan win gives Ireland Euro lifeline

August 25, 2011 | 476 views | Leave a comment

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.

Olympic dream on hiatus but Ireland briefly dream of promised land in Dutch goal-fest

Olympic dream on hiatus but Ireland briefly dream of promised land in Dutch goal-fest

August 24, 2011 | 411 views | Comments (19)

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

Jermyn’s strokes of genius earns rising Irish big win over France

Jermyn’s strokes of genius earns rising Irish big win over France

August 22, 2011 | 383 views | Comments (1)

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.

Ireland hoping to excuse French nemesis

Ireland hoping to excuse French nemesis

August 22, 2011 | 201 views | Comments (2)

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

Belgium sink Irish hopes with comprehensive win

Belgium sink Irish hopes with comprehensive win

August 21, 2011 | 338 views | Comments (7)

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.

Middleton double stumps Ireland’s men

Middleton double stumps Ireland’s men

August 21, 2011 | 223 views | Leave a comment

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

Germany overcome flat Irish performance

Germany overcome flat Irish performance

August 20, 2011 | 369 views | Comments (3)

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.

Irish men have potential for Euro surprise

Irish men have potential for Euro surprise

August 19, 2011 | 173 views | Leave a comment

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.

‘Granny’ Symmons sees major Euro opportunity

‘Granny’ Symmons sees major Euro opportunity

August 19, 2011 | 348 views | Leave a comment

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

BBC to broadcast Ireland vs England clashes

BBC to broadcast Ireland vs England clashes

August 17, 2011 | 274 views | Comments (5)

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.

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

August 11, 2011 | 765 views | Comments (7)

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.