Ireland closed out their three game series with Germany with a 6-1 defeat in Hamburg though John Jermyn did break the scoring duck with his first international goal for almost four years.
Ireland fell to a second heavy defeat to Germany in two days as they went down 6-0 to the Olympic champions in Hamburg.
Ireland fell to a 9-0 defeat to Germany in the first game of their three test series in Hamburg with Florian Fuchs scoring four times.
Ireland’s men face Olympic champions Germany this week in a three test series in Hamburg, at the home of UHC, with Craig Fulton bringing 20 members of his panel with him.
“Are you a logistics manager as well as a coach?” comes the question from Peter Sweeney, one of a couple of journalists assembled for a press briefing with Craig Fulton and David Harte.
To address the €225,000 Olympic shortfall in funding, the Irish men’s team launched their main fundraiser this morning via the Pledge Sports platform as they look to fill the financial gap and give them the best chance at Rio 2016.
The Irish men will play an extensive series of international matches, welcoming Korea, Canada and the Netherlands to these shores over the next couple of months.
Ireland’s Over-50s Masters were denied a famous World Cup victory last week as home favourites Australia edged them out in a thriller. Ireland had reached the final off the back of a flawless group stage, not conceding in any of their build-up matches.
Ireland ended the Hawkes Bay tournament in fifth place, two above their pre-tournament ranking, with a second successive shoot-out win as they saw off Rio-bound India for the second time in the tournament.
Rewatching Ireland’s comeback from 3-0 down to beat world number nine side Korea in a shoot-out, it was hard not to feel that there was some extra importance to the performance.
Ireland will contest the 5th to 8th place playoffs at the Hawkes Bay Cup as world number three side Australia proved too strong in their quarter-final tie in New Zealand.
Two final quarter goals cost the Green Army dear in an otherwise impressive performance as they eventually fell 3-1 to Hawkes Bay Cup hosts New Zealand having led 1-0 at half-time.
Ireland Master Ladies 50s have qualified for the International Masters World Cup Final in Canberra on April 6, taking on home hosts Australia in the decider.
The Green Army looked a different side on day two of the Hawkes Bay Cup as impressive pressure and clinical penalty corners saw them run out 4-0 victors over India.
China’s four-goal first half blitz saw them sweep past Ireland in their opening game of the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand.
Sinead Loughran will link up with the Irish women’s team for the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand following an injury to Shirley McCay, a broken bone in her hand ruling her out of the tournament.
Ireland’s record goalscorer John Jermyn has earned a surprise recall to Craig Fulton’s national panel for their latest Olympic preparation series, meeting Great Britain in three uncapped matches next week at Bisham Abbey.
The Irish Under-18 girls and boys both completed series victories over Scotland over the Easter weekend at Jordanstown as they kickstart their preparations for this summer’s European championships. The Under-16s, meanwhile, won one of three in Glasgow on the boys side while the girls had a win, draw and a loss in their series.
Ireland’s Under-18 and Under-16 girls and boys teams have been selected for a quartet of three game series against Glasgow over the weekend
Following Ireland’s three match training series at Bisham Abbey against Great Britain, Graham Shaw’s squad of 18 players departed this evening to take on the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand from April 2-10.