The IHA officially launched the ESB Electric Ireland FIH Champion’s Challenge I and the UCD 4 Nation’s Men’s Hockey Cup in Belfield this evening at the International Lounge.
Gene Muller has named his first 18-player tournament panel of a hectic summer, picking a squad for the trip to Largs for the Celtic Cup which runs from June 3-6 as his side build toward the Champion’s Challenge
The Irish Masters have pencilled in a busy year of activities in 2011, looking to build further on what was a successful year gone by which saw the country host the Home Nations last summer.
Paul Revington and Gene Muller have found out the opposition for their last major warm-up tournaments ahead of the 2011 European Championships following the announcement of the competitors for the various FIH Champions’ series of games.
Ireland’s men and women have, as expected, been dealt tough draws for the 2011 European Championships in Mönchengladbach, Germany which run from August 20 to 28, 2011.
Ireland has been awarded the hosting of the women’s FIH Champions Challenge I in Dublin in 2011 by the FIH with the event set to be played in Belfield from Sunday, June 19 June to Sunday, June 26 2011.
The Irish Hockey Association is conducting an internal review following an incident at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore concerning an Irish representative gaining access to a video tower without accreditation.
Ireland kept the possibility of winning the INSEP Five Nations alive as they notched an impressive win over Malaysia in spite of giving up eight corners in Paris this afternoon, recording their best ever win over the Asian nation in their 12th meeting.
Phelie Maguire struck his first international goals since February 2008 to help Ireland maintain their unbeaten start to the INSEP Five Nations in Paris this evening, in spite of Fabian Magner’s hat-trick. But a 3-3 draw against tournament hosts, France, means they need to at least win over 100pc Malaysia in their next tie on Saturday to maintain hopes of winning the title.
Ireland began their Five Nations campaign in Paris in low-key fashion as a sterile match was almost lit up by a late flurry of action but, in the final reckoning, neither the Irish nor Poland’s set plays functioned to see the scoreline end in a rare blank.
Paul Revington will bring the 16 players which lined out against Malaysia in the fourth of their test matches last weekend to Paris for this week’s Five Nations’ event with many players then moving on to new clubs in Europe
Kathryn Mullan’s double inside 15 minutes set Ireland on the road to victory over South Africa for the second time in three days to end their first Youth Olympics campaign in fifth place.
Irish ladies win Home Nations international masters, beating Wales and England while Irish men’s over 50s miss out on goal difference and take second in the over 40s event at Lisnagarvey.
Ireland’s U-17 girls finished the group stages of the Youth Olympics with a psychological boost as Lucy McKee’s goal beat South Africa – the side they will play in Tuesday’s fifth-sixth playoff in Singapore.
For a second time this week, Ireland were denied a Youth Olympic draw in the dying moments, losing out to Korea 3-2 to a last minute Kim Sol corner at the SengKang stadium in Singapore.
Ireland have been left with a simple equation if they are to stay in the hunt for a bronze medal after their third defeat of the Youth Olympics in Singapore as Argentina continued their 100pc record to date.
Lisnagarvey is gearing up for the Irish Masters ‘Home Nations Plus’ tournament which runs from August 21 to 23, the first time an Irish venue has hosted such an event.
Ireland suffered Olympic heartbreak at the hands of New Zealand in Singapore this morning, as the Black Sticks grabbed a last-gasp strike to claim a 3-2 victory.
Ireland produced a rousing performance in the first ever Youth Olympic Games but were unlucky not to earn greater spoils against a powerful Netherlands’ outfit at a lightning threatened SengKang stadium in Singapore today.
Ireland’s U-17s continued their build-up to the Youth Olympic Games with an impressive 2-1 win over Argentina in a practice match to go with a 3-0 loss to South Africa as they attempt to acclimitise to the high humidity in Singapore.