International

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

April 12, 2017 | 863 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the space of three minutes in the final quarter took some of the shine off a positive Irish performance against the Olympic bronze medallists Germany in the first of their two-game series this week in Dusseldorf.

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

April 11, 2017 | 815 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

April 6, 2017 | 975 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins’ Emma Buckley is in line to be the latest Irish cap following her inclusion in the Irish senior women’s panel to travel to Germany next week for a pair of test matches against the world number seven side.

Ireland up to ninth in the world; Bann face crucial EYHL league tie

Ireland up to ninth in the world; Bann face crucial EYHL league tie

April 4, 2017 | 565 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have risen to ninth in the latest world rankings following their success at March’s World League Round 2, jumping ahead of Spain in the ratings released on Monday afternoon.

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

March 20, 2017 | 895 views | Leave a comment

Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

March 19, 2017 | 1,397 views | Leave a comment

Ireland added Hockey World League Round 2 gold on Sunday evening to their all-important to the next phase of the competition with a 4-2 shoot-out win over France at Stormont.

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

March 18, 2017 | 964 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a composed performance to come from a goal down to beat Wales 3-1, guaranteeing they will advance not just to Sunday’s final but also to Round 3 of the World League where the World Cup 2018 tickets will be decided.

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

March 16, 2017 | 842 views | Leave a comment

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.

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

March 14, 2017 | 808 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

March 12, 2017 | 1,187 views | Leave a comment

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.

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

March 11, 2017 | 1,196 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Army lay out extensive 2017 schedule

Green Army lay out extensive 2017 schedule

March 8, 2017 | 627 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have a jam-packed schedule ahead of them with trips confirmed to Dusseldorf, Pennsylvania and Berlin in addition to next week’s uncapped series at Bisham Abbey against Great Britain.

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

March 6, 2017 | 1,569 views | Leave a comment

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.

Fulton frustrated not to have full deck free to play HWL2 in Stormont

Fulton frustrated not to have full deck free to play HWL2 in Stormont

February 27, 2017 | 1,300 views | Leave a comment

Ireland coach Craig Fulton has spoken of his frustration at not having his full compliment of players available for the upcoming World League 2 tournament in Belfast, writes John Flack

New faces abound in Fulton’s latest panel for HWL2

New faces abound in Fulton’s latest panel for HWL2

February 27, 2017 | 2,092 views | Leave a comment

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.

Caruth makes late bid for HWL2 squad

Caruth makes late bid for HWL2 squad

February 24, 2017 | 1,058 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Connor and Walker debut as Gormley and Cargo pass major milestones

O’Connor and Walker debut as Gormley and Cargo pass major milestones

February 4, 2017 | 241 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ran up a win, two draws and a loss from their four games in Spain in their latest preparatory series for World League Round 2

Walker and O’Connor set for Irish debuts

Walker and O’Connor set for Irish debuts

January 25, 2017 | 1,902 views | Leave a comment

Teenager Ben Walker and Sam O’Connor look set to make their senior international debuts next week following their inclusion in Craig Fulton’s latest Irish squad for a four-game trip to Spain.

Half-century milestone was not on the radar – O’Flanagan

Half-century milestone was not on the radar – O’Flanagan

January 23, 2017 | 1,152 views | Leave a comment

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

Outstanding Ireland add gold to WL3 ticket

Outstanding Ireland add gold to WL3 ticket

January 22, 2017 | 3,840 views | Leave a comment

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.