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Frazer fires cracking winner in closing moments

Frazer fires cracking winner in closing moments

June 7, 2016 | 677 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer’s last minute goal made it two wins from two for the Irish women as they beat Spain 2-1 in Stormont.

Ireland’s women notch third Olympic scalp

Ireland’s women notch third Olympic scalp

June 6, 2016 | 746 views | Leave a comment

Second half goals from Anna O’Flanagan and Megan Frazer saw Ireland beat Spain 2-0 at Stormont, making it three wins in succession for the Green Army against Olympic-bound opposition.

Korea nick game four victory over Ireland

Korea nick game four victory over Ireland

June 5, 2016 | 791 views | Leave a comment

An upbeat Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series ended on a disappointing note as Korea nicked their first win from the four games at the Merrion Fleet Arena this week.

Series sealed as Ireland beat Korea 2-1

Series sealed as Ireland beat Korea 2-1

June 4, 2016 | 642 views | Leave a comment

Ireland beat Korea 2-1 at a gloriously sunny Merrion Fleet Arena in the penultimate game of the Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series. Goals from Alan Sothern and Shane O’Donoghue gave Ireland the win and enable them to take the series 2-0 heading into the final game tomorrow at 2pm in Monkstown.

Ireland and Korea share spoils in game two

Ireland and Korea share spoils in game two

June 3, 2016 | 402 views | Leave a comment

Ireland shared the spoils with Korea in the second Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series, adding the draw against the world number nine side to Tuesday’s 5-2 victory at the Merrion Fleet Arena.

Whelan potentially Trinity’s first cap since Caulfield as Shaw selects squad for Spain series

Whelan potentially Trinity’s first cap since Caulfield as Shaw selects squad for Spain series

May 31, 2016 | 1,335 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior women will face Spain in a four-match series next week in Belfast with a pair of games in Stormont and the other two ties taking place in Jordanstown.

Ireland sweep past Korea in final quarter

Ireland sweep past Korea in final quarter

May 31, 2016 | 774 views | Leave a comment

Three final quarter goals saw Ireland start their Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series with Korea in top notch fashion, beating the world number nine side with something to spare.

Funding gap closing ahead of Korea series

Funding gap closing ahead of Korea series

May 30, 2016 | 665 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey public will get their first chance to see the men’s national side in action this summer on home turf when they play world number side Korea four times between Tuesday and Sunday in the Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series.

Ballsbridge énergie on board for Korea series

Ballsbridge énergie on board for Korea series

May 23, 2016 | 1,131 views | Leave a comment

Ballsbridge énergie has come on board as a series sponsor for the Irish men’s upcoming four games against Korea in Dublin next week as part of their Olympic preparations.

Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

May 22, 2016 | 1,173 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland men’s Over-60s Grand Masters team ended ninth at last week’s World Cup in Newcastle in New South Wales in Australia as they closed out the competition with four wins in succession.

Jermyn on the mark in 6-1 defeat to Germany

Jermyn on the mark in 6-1 defeat to Germany

May 15, 2016 | 2,083 views | Leave a comment

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 fall to second heavy defeat in Germany

Ireland fall to second heavy defeat in Germany

May 13, 2016 | 1,562 views | Leave a comment

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 fall to heaviest defeat since 1979

Ireland fall to heaviest defeat since 1979

May 12, 2016 | 2,605 views | Comments (1)

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.

Fulton without Bann trio for Germany series

Fulton without Bann trio for Germany series

May 9, 2016 | 2,285 views | Leave a comment

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.

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

May 6, 2016 | 2,347 views | Leave a comment

“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.

Obsessed Irish men’s launch Olympic fundraiser as schedule confirmed

Obsessed Irish men’s launch Olympic fundraiser as schedule confirmed

April 28, 2016 | 2,125 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish men announce 10 home international ties

Irish men announce 10 home international ties

April 26, 2016 | 2,378 views | Leave a comment

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 women’s Over-50s groundbreaking World Cup ends in silver medal

Ireland women’s Over-50s groundbreaking World Cup ends in silver medal

April 14, 2016 | 2,847 views | Leave a comment

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.

Sargent hits major milestone as Ireland close out Hawkes Bay Cup on a high

Sargent hits major milestone as Ireland close out Hawkes Bay Cup on a high

April 10, 2016 | 2,893 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish women produce special second half performance at Hawkes Bay Cup

Irish women produce special second half performance at Hawkes Bay Cup

April 9, 2016 | 3,280 views | Leave a comment

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.