International Tournament

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

March 16, 2017 | 687 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young side produced their performance of the week to date in a pressure-filled tie against Poland, winning 5-1 to advance to the semi-final.

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

March 14, 2017 | 645 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Nelson’s single goal in the 25th minute was enough to see Ireland top their group at Hockey World League Round 2 in Stormont, setting up a quarter-final date with Poland on Thursday evening.

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

March 12, 2017 | 1,029 views | Leave a comment

Ireland earned a winning draw ahead of Austria to ensure they will top Pool A of the Hockey World League Round 2 after normal time had ended 1-1 against Austria.

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

March 11, 2017 | 1,061 views | Leave a comment

Ireland claimed a 9-2 win over Ukraine in their opening Hockey World League Round 2 tie in Stormont with Jonny McKee netting twice while seven other players got on the score sheet.

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

March 6, 2017 | 1,433 views | Leave a comment

Eight players will make their ranking tournament debuts for Ireland next weekend as Craig Fulton confirmed the final 18 to play in World League Round 2 in Belfast.

New faces abound in Fulton’s latest panel for HWL2

New faces abound in Fulton’s latest panel for HWL2

February 27, 2017 | 1,951 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton has named a glut of players who could potentially make their world ranking tournament debuts at World League Round 2 in Stormont in March as he announced a training panel of 24 that he will work with for the event.

Caruth makes late bid for HWL2 squad

Caruth makes late bid for HWL2 squad

February 24, 2017 | 921 views | Leave a comment

Peter Caruth made a goalscoring comeback on Thursday night as Annadale moved to within a point of the top of the Ulster Premier League table with a 3-0 win at Mossley, writes John Flack.

Half-century milestone was not on the radar – O’Flanagan

Half-century milestone was not on the radar – O’Flanagan

January 23, 2017 | 893 views | Leave a comment

In addition to sweeping to World League Round 2 glory in Kuala Lumpur, Irish players scooped all of the individual awards with Anna O’Flanagan landing both the top scorer and player of the tournament prizes

Outstanding Ireland add gold to WL3 ticket

Outstanding Ireland add gold to WL3 ticket

January 22, 2017 | 1,037 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw described Ireland’s 3-0 win over Malaysia as “outstanding” as they beat the hosts 3-0, adding that the tournament will act as a benchmark for exciting times ahead.

Mission accomplished as two goals in two minute blitz powers Irish women to fine win

Mission accomplished as two goals in two minute blitz powers Irish women to fine win

January 21, 2017 | 539 views | Leave a comment

Mission complete in Kuala Lumpur as Ireland’s women defeated Wales 2-0 to guarantee at least a top two finish at World League Round 2 with Yvonne O’Byrne and Anna O’Flanagan striking quick succession to underpin the win.

Ireland’s women a win away from World League Round 3

Ireland’s women a win away from World League Round 3

January 20, 2017 | 607 views | Leave a comment

Ireland are a win away from progression to World League Round 3 and a massive step closer to potential World Cup 2018 qualification.

Men’s World League Round 2 schedule released

Men’s World League Round 2 schedule released

January 19, 2017 | 768 views | Leave a comment

The schedule for the men’s World League 2 in Belfast, which runs from March 11 to 19, has been confirmed with Ireland facing Ukraine and Austria on the opening weekend before meeting Italy on March 14.

O’Flanagan reaches half century in rout of Singapore

O’Flanagan reaches half century in rout of Singapore

January 19, 2017 | 530 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan passed the 50-goal mark for Ireland as she continued her incredible scoring feats in Kuala Lumpur, helping the green army to a comprehensive win over Singapore.

Nine second half goals belatedly breaks down Hong Kong’s all-out defence

Nine second half goals belatedly breaks down Hong Kong’s all-out defence

January 17, 2017 | 526 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says his Irish women’s side will work on their “conversion rate” despite a 10-0 win over Hong Kong that saw them top their initial World League Round 2 group in Kuala Lumpur.

Ireland survive physical contest to beat WL2 hosts

Ireland survive physical contest to beat WL2 hosts

January 16, 2017 | 877 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women survived a major scare from hosts Malaysia to record their second win of World League Round2 in Kuala Lumpur as goals from Chloe Watkins and Anna O’Flanagan earned a 2-1 win.

Ireland’s dozen far too good for Kazakhstan

Ireland’s dozen far too good for Kazakhstan

January 14, 2017 | 786 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw knows bigger challenges await after his green army trampled over Kazakhstan with a clean dozen as Anna O’Flanagan and Nikki Evans racked up the goals.

Shaw’s Irish women ready for physical Kazakh task

Shaw’s Irish women ready for physical Kazakh task

January 13, 2017 | 692 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Graham Shaw says Ireland are “expecting a very physical game” in their opening World League Round 2 tie against Kazakhstan in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday; EYHL and Jacqui Potter Cup ties add to busy weekend all round

FIH confirm format changes for 2018 World Cup and launch home and away league application process

FIH confirm format changes for 2018 World Cup and launch home and away league application process

December 31, 2016 | 1,164 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw happy with format of the 2018 World Cup which offers more chances of progression to the knock-out stages; the FIH also launched its application process for the 2019 home and away league

Upton the bolter as five players set for ranking level debuts

Upton the bolter as five players set for ranking level debuts

December 2, 2016 | 1,325 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw will give five players their ranking tournament debuts in January as he confirmed the Irish women’s squad of 18 players for World League Round 2 in January in Malaysia.

Broken ankle rules Brown out of WL2

Broken ankle rules Brown out of WL2

November 29, 2016 | 797 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of reaching the final stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals have been dealt another blow, writes John Flack, with news that Chloe Brown has been ruled out of contention for World League II tournament in Malaysia in January.