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