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Irish produce first ever Home Nations double

Irish produce first ever Home Nations double

July 19, 2010 | 218 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed a first ever Home Nations double at Garryduff yesterday, both picking up the results they required from their final game of the four nations competition. Needing only a draw to annex the title, the boys recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Wales while the women cut it much finer. […]

U-18 double on cards for Irish

U-18 double on cards for Irish

July 18, 2010 | 192 views | Leave a comment

An U-18 Home Nations double is still on the cards as the Irish boys and girls both overcame England at Garryduff this afternoon and require a single point from tomorrow’s third series of games to annex their respective titles. Tom Samuel struck twice to overhaul an English first half lead in the boy’s game to […]

Gray and Surgeoner fire Irish U-18s

Gray and Surgeoner fire Irish U-18s

July 17, 2010 | 212 views | Leave a comment

Nicola Gray’s corner smash and Vanessa Surgeoner’s deliciously timed second half strike handed Ireland the win their dominance deserved against Wales at Garryduff this evening for whom goalkeeper Roseanne Thomas was outstanding. Gray battered home a trademark corner from the girls in green’s first set piece in the fifth minute but from then on Thomas […]

O’Donoghue’s four downs Scotland

O’Donoghue’s four downs Scotland

July 17, 2010 | 192 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s brilliant quadruple fired Ireland’s U-18 boys to a 4-2 win over Scotland in their opening Home Nations tie at Garryduff this afternoon, firing three inside the first half. It was a tally of sheer quality as the Irish held off a Ben Peterson-inspired second half fightback when the Irish looked to have let […]

Girls settle for fourth; boys evade relegation

Girls settle for fourth; boys evade relegation

July 17, 2010 | 187 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-16 girls rallied late but left it too late as Belgium took bronze at the European Championships in Barcelona with a 2-1 win to end a dramatic week. Sharp-shooter Katie Mullan fired home a 64th minute corner and pressure in the closing minutes earned another corner on the final whistle for Ireland. But they […]

Irish react angrily to Dutch "physical" claims

Irish react angrily to Dutch "physical" claims

July 17, 2010 | 266 views | Comments (2)

Ireland U-16 girls’ management have reacted angrily to Dutch claims of an overly robust approach described as “totally inappropriate” in the wake of their 5-1 semi-final defeat yesterday afternoon. Speaking to hockey.nl, Dutch coach Kai de Jager said: “It was just physical force/violence which I thought was totally inappropriate. They had no intention to play […]

Dutch deny Irish girls final place

Dutch deny Irish girls final place

July 16, 2010 | 213 views | Leave a comment

Una McCarthy’s Ireland U-16 girls were unable to halt the Dutch juggernaut but did show up reasonably well in the physical exchanges against a side that had already battered 43 goals from three games to date in the tournament. Captain Frederique Derkx netted four times – two corners and two strokes – in her side’s […]

Irish U-18 panels named for Home Nations

Irish U-18 panels named for Home Nations

July 15, 2010 | 255 views | Leave a comment

The Irish U-18 boys and girl’s panels have been named for this weekend’s Home Nations competition to be held in Garryduff, Cork this weekend. The boys side gets its nucleus from the Wesley and Banbridge sides. The former – who claimed three schools titles this year – provide five of the 18 player panel while […]

Girls set for Dutch semi; Boys miss last four place

Girls set for Dutch semi; Boys miss last four place

July 15, 2010 | 151 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girls advanced to the semi-finals of the European championships as they beat Russia 4-0 in Barcelona this evening to finish second in their group behind Spain. They will face the daunting prospect of the Netherlands in the final four; a side who scored a massive 43 goals in their three initial group games. […]

U-16s both still in Euro semi-final hunt

U-16s both still in Euro semi-final hunt

July 13, 2010 | 172 views | Comments (1)

* Words from Southern Fried’s Alan Good Ireland’s U-16 boys will be looking for a favour from the Netherlands tomorrow, but a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships in Barcelona is still within their grasp. A 1-1 draw with Austria today leaves Miles Warren’s side in third in their pool, with […]

Whelan leads way for Irish U-16s

Whelan leads way for Irish U-16s

July 12, 2010 | 254 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U16 girls gave themselves a fighting chance of a semi-final spot at the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships in Barcelona, by hammering the Ukraine 4-0 in their opening game earlier tonight. Wesley’s junior captain Anna-May Whelan gave Ireland the lead with further goals coming from Orla Macken, Roisin Upton and Katie Mullan. Ireland look set […]

Junior Celtic Cups prove elusive for Ireland

Junior Celtic Cups prove elusive for Ireland

July 4, 2010 | 174 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-21 boys were denied the Junior Celtic Cup in dramatic fashion as an experienced Scotland side following a 4-4 draw at Coolnafranky. The Irish led three times in the game but found themselves chasing the game in the final stages as Kenny Bain popped up to score his side’s crucial fourth goal. Stuart Loughrey […]

Doherty’s four and O’Flanagan double give young Irish perfect start

Doherty’s four and O’Flanagan double give young Irish perfect start

July 2, 2010 | 195 views | Comments (1)

Junior Celtic Cup Ireland U-21 men 6 (Brian Doherty 4, Davy Carson, Drew Carlisle) Wales 0; Ireland U-21 women 4 (Anna O’Flanagan 2, Kate McKenna, Kate McConnell) Wales 2 Captain Brian Doherty (pictured) led from the front with an outstanding quadruple as Ireland’s U-21s put Wales to the sword at Coolnafranky this evening, smashing a […]

French rout seals third successive title

French rout seals third successive title

June 27, 2010 | 157 views | Leave a comment

Senior Men’s Celtic Cup Ireland 7 (Mitch Darling 3, Eugene Magee, Alan Sothern, Alan Giles, Peter Caruth) France 0 Ireland completed the perfect weekend in France as they completed their third win with a comprehensive 7-0 mauling of the host nation in le Touquet this afternoon. Mitch Darling bagged a hat-trick to pick up the […]

India hit Irish ladies for six

India hit Irish ladies for six

June 27, 2010 | 217 views | Leave a comment

Four Nations tournament (Essen) Ireland 0 India 6 A sub-par performance saw Ireland slump to the wooden spoon in Germany today as they were beaten 6-0 by India in 30 degree heat. It was a disappointing end to a tournament from which Gene Muller drew plenty of positives from good performances against world top five […]

Bachmann drag double denies Ireland

Bachmann drag double denies Ireland

June 26, 2010 | 264 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s Four Nations Ireland 1 (Emma Smyth) Germany 3 (Lina Geyer, Tina Bachmann 2) Gene Muller was once again pleased with how his Irish side performed against one of the world’s top nations as the girls in green created more chances than previous encounters against Germany, in a 3-1 defeat in Essen this afternoon. […]

Gormley enjoys 99 on the double

Gormley enjoys 99 on the double

June 26, 2010 | 207 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Senior Celtic Cup Ireland 4 (Ronan Gormley 2, Paul Gleghorne, Peter Caruth) Wales 0 Ronan Gormley’s first half double set the tone for another impressive Irish performance as they beat Wales 4-0 in Le Touquet this afternoon in sweltering heat. They took eight minutes to get up and running, racing out of the blocks […]

Hockeyroos sharpness denies Ireland

Hockeyroos sharpness denies Ireland

June 26, 2010 | 170 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s Four Nations: Ireland 0 Australia 4 Ireland’s ladies were unable to snag a bout of revenge over Australia as they fell 4-0 in balmy Essen as the hockeyroos struck twice in each half to top the group after day one. The tie ended in a similar scoreline to the 4-1 setback in Chile […]

New-look Ireland ease to Scottish victory

New-look Ireland ease to Scottish victory

June 25, 2010 | 180 views | Leave a comment

Senior Men’s Celtic Cup Ireland 3 (C Cargo, C Harte, T Cockram) Scotland 1 (K Bain) A slick, fast-paced performance saw Ireland continued their hoodoo over Scotland, bringing their run to 13 games unbeaten yesterday afternoon in Le Touquet, France with a comfortable 3-1 win. It was an impressive performance from Paul Revington’s side in […]

McCarthy sole Leinster player in U-17 squad

McCarthy sole Leinster player in U-17 squad

June 25, 2010 | 282 views | Leave a comment

Lisa McCarthy is the one Leinster name to be included in the Irish U-17 panel named on Thursday to participate at the first World Youth Olympic Games which are being held in Singapore in August. The Mount Anville teenager has had an impressive season, making it to the edges of Railway Union’s IHL winning panel […]