Long Sun’s goal seven minutes from time saw China move into the 5th-6th place playoff while Austria face the relegation match on Sunday.
Ireland’s men showed the USA a clean pair of heals to set up a semi-final date with Russia on Saturday, hoping to repeat their 4-0 win from the group stage.
While many Irish like to poke fun at tenuous American links often cited on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the USA side tomorrow has a couple of very direct inside lines on Paul Revington’s side as Nathan Franks explains
Ireland cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Russia to claim top spot in Group B ahead of France and will now play the USA on Thursday (4.30pm, Irish time) in the quarter-finals of the Champions Challenge
Eugene Magee’s last second penalty corner rebound saw Ireland salvage a point from a frustrating afternoon in Lille as they bossed their tie with France, their second FIH Champions Challenge II match of the weekend.
Austria celebrated an Eastern European derby win over neighbours the Czech Republic to begin day two of the men’s Champions Challenge II in Lille, one which their bench greeted with some relish
The Irish Women’s Masters team (Over 40s) took part in their second home countries tournament in Sheffield, England last weekend.
Ireland got off to a winning start to the FIH Champions Challenge II in Lille this afternoon but it was a far nervier affair than it should have been as two goals around the hour mark gave Scotland late hope.
Balancing two world ranking events in one summer is proving the major juggling act for Paul Revington as he endeavours to deliver a fully functional side to August’s European championships, naming his Champions Challenge team
Looking back on the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge, Gene Muller has mixed emotions on an event which showed promise but saw three wins over higher rated opposition translate into just a sixth place finish.
Ireland finished their Electric Ireland Champions Challenge campaign in sixth place as Pietee Coetzee, the world record goalscorer, netted a glorious 59thminute drag-flick to secure a 2-1 South African victory
Stunning Japanese comeback secures Champs Challenge for top seed, Scotland claim bronze, India into seventhJune 26, 2011 | 371 views |
Japan produced a remarkable fightback to meet their pre-tournament rating as top seed, getting the better of the USA with a 3-2 victory; Scotland picked off an excellent bronze medal while India got seventh
World record holder Sohail Abbas fired a corner double to down Ireland in the final of the UCD 4 Nations Cup on Saturday night on a memorable occasion at the National Hockey Stadium.
Ai Murukami’s golden goal propelled Japan into the Champions Challenge final, eventually putting paid to dogged Spanish resistance in the final minute of the first half of extra time. USA join them, making the final a repeat of the tournament’s opening game
It proved to be little more than a dress rehearsal, but Ireland and Pakistan served up some cracking fare in front of a raucous Belfield crowd last night in the final pool clash of the UCD Four Nations.
Ireland ensured their pool stage progress wasn’t in vain as they edged out Azerbaijan 1-0 to earn a shot at fifth place in at the Champions Challenge I at a sodden Belfield tonight.
Group ranking counted for little. That was the message as Ireland were one of the two group winners to crash out of the newly introduced quarter-final phase of the Champions Challenge, falling 3-1 to the USA
Champs Challenge, quarter-final reports: Spain’s corner efficiency saw them steal a semi-final berth, incredibly making it into the last four without winning a game in normal time at four attempts this week, beating SA on golden goal
Pietee Coetzee sets about extending her world goalscoring record this morning as South Africa tip off the FIH Champions Challenge quarter-finals at 10am against Spain, taking the field as major contenders for the title.
Barring a Friday night horror show against Pakistan, Ireland are virtually assured a place in Saturday’s UCD 4 Nations Cup final after a stunning 6-1 win over France in Belfield tonight.