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Jermyn double fires Ireland to Euro glory

Jermyn double fires Ireland to Euro glory

August 8, 2009 | 207 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (John Jermyn 2) Russia 1 (Alexandre Plantonov)John Jermyn’s double completed a fairytale ending to an incredibly successful international summer which yielded three trophies as Ireland came from behind to beat Russia and take the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy title in Wrexham. No doubt this was the biggest of the three titles – the others […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Live updates

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Live updates

August 8, 2009 | 165 views | Leave a comment

For live, minute-by-minute updates from the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy final between Ireland and Russia, and indeed all the other classification games today, go to http://euronations2009.blogspot.com/ Ireland’s match gets underway at 5pm.

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

EuroHockey Trophy: Relegation pool

August 8, 2009 | 247 views | Leave a comment

Italy 2 (Jacopo Lunetta, Massimo Lanzano) Switzerland 1 (Fabian Wullschegler)Italy kept their survival hopes alive as they beat already relegated Switzerland 2-1, condemning their Alpine neighbours to eighth place in the competition. Despite dominating for long periods, the Italians made hard work of victory, scoring just one of their nine penalty corners. They started in […]

Ireland aim to finish summer on a high

Ireland aim to finish summer on a high

August 7, 2009 | 168 views | Leave a comment

Ireland hope to complete an uplifting international summer with EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy gold when they face Russia on Saturday evening in Wrexham. Paul Revington’s first eight months in charge have already yielded silverware in the form of the Glyndwr Cup and the Celtic Cup as well as coming within 17 seconds of the Champion’s Challenge […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Wales 0

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Wales 0

August 6, 2009 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Stephen Butler) Wales 0Stephen Butler’s 21st minute drag-flick secured Ireland’s passage through to the final of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with a coveted promotion place to the A division thrown in for good measure. The goal was the cherry on top for the combative midfielder who – along with Tim Lewis – produced […]

EuroHockey Nation's: Relegation pool round-up

EuroHockey Nation's: Relegation pool round-up

August 6, 2009 | 180 views | Leave a comment

Relegation Pool: Scotland 5 (Mark Ralph 2, Kenny Bain 2, Stephen Dick) Italy 3 (Daniele Malta, William Cottam, Massimo Lanzano)Scotland assured their place in the 2011 EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with their 5-3 win over Italy, bouncing back from their controversial draw on Tuesday night against the Czech Republic. In a whirlwind start, Mark Ralph netted […]

Ireland to play Wales in semi-final

Ireland to play Wales in semi-final

August 5, 2009 | 182 views | Leave a comment

Wales won their penalty stroke competition against the Czech Republic this morning 4-1 meaning they will play Ireland in Thursday’s semi-final. Rhys Joyce, Ben Croxall, James Hughes and Rufus McNaught-Barrington while Daniel Piterak ballooned the Czechs video gantry and Stepan Bernatek limply rolled their second effort wide. Ireland will play Wales at 3pm tomorrow with […]

Ireland semi-final opponent to be confirmed on strokes

Ireland semi-final opponent to be confirmed on strokes

August 4, 2009 | 166 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy semi-final opponents will be decided via penalty strokes at 9.30am on Wednesday, August 5 after Wales and the Czech Republic tied at the top of Pool B on points, goal difference, goals scored, goals conceded and games won. The situation arose after the Czechs came from 2-0 down against Scotland in […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 1 Russia 2

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 1 Russia 2

August 4, 2009 | 178 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Ireland 1 (Eugene Magee) Russia 2 (Nikolay Yankun, Alexander Korolev) Ireland hit the self-destruct button to gift Russia top spot in Pool A and leave themselves at the mercy of a potentially tougher assignment in Thursday’s semi-finals. There were plenty of milestones acheived in what was Ireland’s 700th international fixture – the first […]

EuroHockey Nations: Day four round-up

EuroHockey Nations: Day four round-up

August 4, 2009 | 237 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Italy 5 (Massimo Lanzano 3, Agustin Nunez, Federico Ardito) Belarus 5 (Ivan Kisliavich, Ihar Zyshchyk 2, Ihar Litouchanka, Aliaksandr Hancharou)Belarus and Italy will each take a point with them into the relegation pool after they played out an incredible 5-5 draw. After 15 chanceless minutes, one could scarcely have predicted the goalfest that […]

152 'just a number' – Butler

152 'just a number' – Butler

August 3, 2009 | 249 views | Leave a comment

In a tournament that will mark a series of personal milestones, Stephen Butler is keen to downplay the most outstanding of individual landmarks to achieve on a national level. Butler’s 152nd appearance in the green yesterday in the 10-2 win against Italy in the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy saw him surpass the great Paddy Brown as […]

EuroHockey Nations: Day Three round-up

EuroHockey Nations: Day Three round-up

August 3, 2009 | 181 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Russia 6 (Alexandre Platonov 2, Alexey Sergeev 2, Alexander Korolev, Alexander Likov) Belarus 1 (Ivan Ilyuschts)Russia confirmed their place in the semi-finals with as they hit near neighbours Belarus for six, joining Ireland in the last four of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with a one series of pool games to go. After a […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 10 Italy 2

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 10 Italy 2

August 2, 2009 | 258 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 10 (John Jermyn 4, Eugene Magee 2, Mitch Darling, Peter Caruth, Stephen Butler, Timmy Cockram) Italy 2 (Massimo Lanzano, Agustin Nunez) Ireland all but ensured their place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy with an awesome ten-goal performance against hapless Italy. John Jermyn netted four while Stephen Butler scored on the day […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Day two round-up

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Day two round-up

August 2, 2009 | 289 views | Leave a comment

Pool B: Wales 1 (Ben Croxall) Czech Republic 1 (Tomas Prochazka) Wales were denied a second straight win by the towering Czech Republic goalkeeper Filip Neusser who pulled off a series of top drawer saves in a direct duel with Saturday’s hero Rick Gay. Neusser blocked out six drag-flicks – five from Gay’s stick and […]

EuroHockey Nations Trophy: Day One round-up

EuroHockey Nations Trophy: Day One round-up

August 1, 2009 | 227 views | Leave a comment

* Ireland vs Belarus match report can be found here. Live updates can be found here throughout each game. Photos from the day can be found here in the EuroHockey Nation panel Pool A: Russia 6 (Alexey Sergeev 3, Alexander Korolev 2, Alexander Likov) Italy 3 (William Cottam, Agustin Nunez, Daniele Malta)A second-half Alexey Sergeev […]

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 2 Belarus 1

EuroHockey Nation's Trophy: Ireland 2 Belarus 1

August 1, 2009 | 183 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (John Jermyn, Alan Sothern) Belarus 1 (Ivan Kisialevich)It was hardly a thing of beauty but Ireland got their EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy campaign off to a winning start with a laboured 2-1 win over Belarus in Wrexham this morning. The Belarussians – with one online bookmaker offering 12/1 for them to win the game […]

Ireland to cope with favourites tag

Ireland to cope with favourites tag

July 31, 2009 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s go into this week’s EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy in Wrexham with expectation rather than hope as they aim to regain A division status from this summer’s key international tournament. Three targets are rolled into one event as Paul Revington’s side will be gunning not only for the Trophy but the promotion that comes with reaching […]

U-16 girls end on a high

U-16 girls end on a high

July 24, 2009 | 205 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girls produced their best performance of the Four Nation’s tournament in Largs today, comfortably beating Wales 2-0 to finish the tournament on a high. Joanne Orr broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a right-wing shot before Amy-Kate Trevor got her second goal of the week to complete the scoring a minute […]

England get the better of Irish U-16s

England get the better of Irish U-16s

July 23, 2009 | 198 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of claiming either the boy’s or girl’s Four Nations trophy were all but dashed today by England, losing out 3-1 and 1-0, respectively, in Largs. The boys fell to a 3-1 defeat, leaving them requiring a favour from Scotland in the final round of games today. Brendan Creed gave England an early lead […]

Madeley double gets Ireland off to flyer

Madeley double gets Ireland off to flyer

July 22, 2009 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Shane Madeley (pictured) struck twice for Ireland’s U-16 to spearhead an opening day 3-0 victory in the Four Nations tournament in Largs, Scotland. The Three Rock Rovers forward netted eight minutes in before Darren Sweetnam doubled the advantage 20 minutes into the game. The side soaked up some serious pressure from the home side, Mark […]