Ireland’s women pushed Argentina all the way but ultimately fell 2-1 to the world number three side in their Hockey World League quarter-final tie in Johannesburg, missing out in their first direct shot at World Cup qualification.
The Irish Under-18 girls produced another great performance to beat Belgium 3-2; the Under-16 boys also shone with a fine 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in their Six Nations tournament
Grace McLoughlin’s second half stroke saw the Irish Under-18 girls start their Six Nations campaign in style; the U-16 girls drew against England while the boys had tough outings against Spain
Craig Fulton’s Irish men’s team will face a date with Spain in their first chance at landing a 2018 World Cup spot as the preliminary phase of the Hockey World League ended with a 2-0 loss to Germany in Johannesburg.
Ireland’s women pushed world number two side England – featuring nine Olympic gold medalists – all the way in Johannesburg in their final Hockey World League Semi-Final pool match.
Five Irish players have had their moves to European clubs confirmed this week with a pair of the women’s team moving to Bloemendaal while a trio of men are going to Crefelder in Germany.
Ireland’s men emulated their female counterparts by reaching the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg thanks to a 2-1 win over Egypt.
Ireland’s women beat Poland 2-0 in Johannesburg this afternoon to copper-fasten a place in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Semi-Final with a game to spare.
The Irish Under-16 boys had mixed results from a lively series at Queen’s last weekend, winning one out of their three ties against Scotland.
Ireland’s Under-21 women continued their summer programme with two tough battles against England at Queen’s last weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Ireland’s Under-18 girls won all three of their games against Scotland last weekend as part of an impressive weekend’s work in Glasgow while the Under-16 girls also had three ties against the Scots.
Ireland’s 15-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end in Johannesburg as the pumped-up Red Lions of Belgium showed their class, running up a 6-2 scoreline in their second Hockey World League group game.
Ireland were cruelly denied a famous victory over Germany, one that could have all but assured their passage through to the quarter-finals of the World League in Johannesburg by Nike Lorenz’s controversial corner on the final hooter.
Ireland’s men began their Hockey World League Semi-Final with a 2-0 win over hosts South Africa in Johannesburg courtesy of goals from Matthew Nelson and Shane O’Donoghue
For Conor Harte, Ireland’s glorious fifth goal against Poland in March provided the moment when there was a feeling that things were coming together nicely for the green machine.
Hockey World League Semi-Final Ireland 1 (R Upton) Japan 1 (S Oikawa) “Not the worst result” was Graham Shaw’s assessment of Ireland’s opening draw at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg as the split the difference with Japan, ranked four places higher on the world list. Indeed, by almost all stats, the two sides […]
Roisin Upton is hoping to continue making up for lost time with the Irish women’s team as they look to land a 2018 World Cup spot over the course of the next two weeks.
New captain Katie Mullan talks about her dual passion for hockey and camogie, the long distances on the road, playing multiple positions and learning lessons from Valencia 2015 to propel Ireland to the 2018 World Cup
Craig Fulton is not reading much into the Irish men’s superb run of form in 2017 to date other than the upbeat mood it has brought the new-look side as a glut of new faces make their mark ahead of the World League Semi-Final
The tale of the Irish women’s Over-45s success at last week’s Home Nations as they beat both Wales and England 2-1 at Grange Road