International Tournament

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

Belgian loss sees Irish men set for relegation pool

August 31, 2017 | 894 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men ended their EuroHockey Junior Championship group phase in third place following a battling 3-1 loss to Belgium in Valencia, meaning they will battle to avoid relegation on the weekend.

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

Junior Green Army go down to the wire on Sunday

August 31, 2017 | 964 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s EuroHockey Junior Championship hopes will go down to the final day when they meet either Spain or Belgium.

Nerveless Dale rescues Irish draw against Austria

Nerveless Dale rescues Irish draw against Austria

August 30, 2017 | 1,699 views | Leave a comment

Julian Dale’s 56th minute penalty stroke sealed what could be an important draw with Austria at the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championship in Valencia.

Junior Green Army suffer painful late defeat to France

Junior Green Army suffer painful late defeat to France

August 29, 2017 | 901 views | Leave a comment

Yohanna Lhopital’s 58th minute goal saw Ireland’s Junior Green Army fall to a gutting 1-0 defeat to France at a rain-drenched Valencia.

Tough openers for Irish Junior teams in Valencia

Tough openers for Irish Junior teams in Valencia

August 28, 2017 | 1,214 views | Leave a comment

In the aftermath of the senior EuroHockey Championships, the Irish Under-21s both suffered tough losses in the searing Valencia heat against two of the fancied sides.

Irish Under-21 Euros begin with maintaining top tier status the target

Irish Under-21 Euros begin with maintaining top tier status the target

August 28, 2017 | 965 views | Leave a comment

A day after the Irish senior teams finished their hectic summer, the Under-21 men and women begin their European campaigns with avoiding relegation the crucial target is either side is to make the Junior World Cup in three years time.

Ireland survive late scare to retain elite status; Fulton and Harte reflect on 2017

Ireland survive late scare to retain elite status; Fulton and Harte reflect on 2017

August 27, 2017 | 911 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton and David Harte reflect on their final EuroHockey Championships tie against Austria and the state of the Irish men’s team following a hectic 2017 of three international tournaments.

Czech favour rescues Irish women’s Euro status

Czech favour rescues Irish women’s Euro status

August 27, 2017 | 3,806 views | Leave a comment

From flattening devastation to a reprieve, the Irish women’s side somehow managed to stay in the top tier of European hockey despite a harrowing 7-2 loss to Spain.

Spain defeat sends Irish Euro hopes to final tie

Spain defeat sends Irish Euro hopes to final tie

August 26, 2017 | 507 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s hopes of European survival will go down to the last day as, for the second time in two months, they found it impossible to unpick a mass Spanish defence.

Late Irish goals give Euro survival hopes big boost

Late Irish goals give Euro survival hopes big boost

August 24, 2017 | 628 views | Leave a comment

Late goals from Roisin Upton and Anna O’Flanagan put the Irish women within a result of retaining their status at the top table of European hockey as they saw off the Czech Republic 3-1 in Amsterdam.

Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide

Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide

August 24, 2017 | 871 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s hopes of back to back semi-finals at the European Championships came undone in Amsterdam as a pair of third-quarter English goals proved the difference.

Jackson family make Euro team sheet first

Jackson family make Euro team sheet first

August 23, 2017 | 1,317 views | Leave a comment

When Ireland’s men took the field against Germany in their opening Rabo EuroHockey Championships, it marked a family-first for the Jacksons.

Ireland regroup for relegation pool after German defeat in Pool B dead rubber

Ireland regroup for relegation pool after German defeat in Pool B dead rubber

August 22, 2017 | 728 views | Leave a comment

Three goals in the last 10 minutes saw Ireland’s women lose 5-1 to Germany at the European Championships in Amsterdam, leaving them in fourth place after the group stages.

English showdown set after demolition of Poland as Harte hits 200 cap mark

English showdown set after demolition of Poland as Harte hits 200 cap mark

August 21, 2017 | 892 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men require a draw or better from their final group game against England to reach the European Championships for the second successive time following their 7-1 demolition of Poland.

Ireland suffer scoreless Scottish frustration in Amsterdam

Ireland suffer scoreless Scottish frustration in Amsterdam

August 20, 2017 | 555 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw was left frustrated as his Irish women’s side could not break down a stubborn Scotland defence, leading to an ultimately deflating scoreless draw in their second European Championships pool game.

Murray magic lands draw amid mad-cap finale

Murray magic lands draw amid mad-cap finale

August 20, 2017 | 571 views | Leave a comment

Sean Murray’s glorious 48th minute touch earned Ireland a first ever result against Germany in a world ranking competition as they tied 1-1 in their opening European Championships tie in Amsterdam.

Composed England too strong for Ireland in Euro opener

Composed England too strong for Ireland in Euro opener

August 19, 2017 | 719 views | Leave a comment

England produced a composed performance to see off Ireland 4-1, a year to the day since they won the Olympic gold in Rio in their GB guise.

Shaw ambitious ahead of Green Army Euro battles

Shaw ambitious ahead of Green Army Euro battles

August 19, 2017 | 552 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says his Irish women’s side is all in good health and raring to go for a shot at history, potentially breaking into the European top four for the first time.

Harte looking to end busy summer on a Euro high

Harte looking to end busy summer on a Euro high

August 18, 2017 | 563 views | Leave a comment

Goalkeeper David Harte is looking forward to “an away tournament at home” for the Dutch-based player as the European Championships get underway for Ireland this weekend in the Netherlands.

O’Flanagan set to don number one smock at Euros

O’Flanagan set to don number one smock at Euros

August 9, 2017 | 1,206 views | Leave a comment

The heroine of Johannesburg, Grace O’Flanagan, is set to don the number one goalkeeper smock for the Irish women’s hockey team at the European Championships which get under way next week in Amsterdam.