International

Under-23s caught late to tie with GB; U-18s frustrated; Chambers keeps on firing

Under-23s caught late to tie with GB; U-18s frustrated; Chambers keeps on firing

July 18, 2018 | 705 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage international sides had another tough day at their respective tournaments with two draws gleaned from the six games played across the continent.

Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

July 17, 2018 | 441 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-23 women and Under-16 boys both enjoyed strong wins on Tuesday afternoon as they got the best of Canada and England, respectively, in their Six Nations tournaments.

Pratt and Burns combo crowns great win over Belarus

Pratt and Burns combo crowns great win over Belarus

July 16, 2018 | 620 views | Leave a comment

Yasmin Pratt’s glorious combination with Alex Burns saw Ireland’s Under-18 girls crown an excellent 3-1 victory over Belarus to get off the mark and raise hopes of a semi-final spot at the Euros in Santander.

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

July 16, 2018 | 505 views | Leave a comment

Nine months on from World Cup qualification, Irish coach Graham Shaw says Friday evening’s jersey presentation very much felt like “the start” of the competition proper.

Tough opening weekend for junior age group teams

Tough opening weekend for junior age group teams

July 15, 2018 | 850 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage sides endured a tough weekend on the results front with eight losses from eight outings against strong opposition at tournaments in Antwerp, Santander and Cork.

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

July 15, 2018 | 344 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their home World Cup preparations with a feisty and open 2-2 draw against an aggressive and loud Italian side at Pembroke.

Junior Age Groups begin series of 30 fixtures this week

Junior Age Groups begin series of 30 fixtures this week

July 14, 2018 | 509 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage teams begin a series of over 30 games this week with the Under-23s in Belgium, the Under-18s at the European Championships in Santander and the Under-16s hosting a Six Nations in Cork.

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

July 14, 2018 | 790 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to something of a shock loss to USA at Belfield as two goals in the closing eight minutes saw them succumb to the visitors.

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

July 12, 2018 | 679 views | Leave a comment

Ireland eased to a facile 5-1 win over USA at Belfield with John Bessell taking the coaching role for the night with two goals in the first 66 seconds setting up the success.

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

July 12, 2018 | 450 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer made her first appearance for Ireland in over two years as they continued their World Cup warm-up with a 1-0 win over Chile at Belfield

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

July 10, 2018 | 721 views | Leave a comment

Belfield will host its first international hockey matches since October 2015 on Thursday evening as a late stand-in venue with the Irish women and men lining out in a double-header.

U-18 and 16 girls warm up for Euro battles with five wins from six over Scotland

U-18 and 16 girls warm up for Euro battles with five wins from six over Scotland

July 8, 2018 | 882 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16s and 18s won five out of six games with Scotland over the weekend at Jordanstown, warming up for their big summer tournaments in great style.

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

July 8, 2018 | 193 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s last minute goal saw Ireland’s women complete the Cork leg of their World Cup preparation with an upbeat 2-1 win over Japan at the Mardyke.

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

July 6, 2018 | 353 views | Leave a comment

For a second successive game, the 53rd minute was cursed for Ireland as Japan came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Mardyke in their World Cup build-up series.

Improving Irish U-16 boys set for Six Nations

Improving Irish U-16 boys set for Six Nations

July 6, 2018 | 676 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 boys warmed up for their Six Nations Tournament with an ever-improving series of results in Edinburgh last weekend ahead of their big summer action.

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

July 4, 2018 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the 53rd minute saw Ireland fall to a 2-0 defeat to Japan in the first of their three games at Mardyke this week.

Irish U-23s warm up with strong series against Wales

Irish U-23s warm up with strong series against Wales

July 3, 2018 | 600 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-23/21 selection put in some fine performances over the weekend against Wales at Santry Avenue to continue their preparation for a Six Nations tournament in Antwerp later this month.

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

July 2, 2018 | 828 views | Leave a comment

Coping with the forthright Dutch mentality is something Anna O’Flanagan says she initially took a while to get used to but says she will ultimately be stronger for the experience.

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

July 1, 2018 | 510 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton was given a suitable send-off as three goals in the closing 17 minutes saw Ireland beat France for a second day in succession at the Mardyke.

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

June 30, 2018 | 746 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue is closing in rapidly on John Jermyn’s Irish scoring record as he scored the first four goals of a thumping 6-1 win over France in game two of their series.