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Ireland and France stalemate in Wattignies; YM through to Mills semis

Ireland and France stalemate in Wattignies; YM through to Mills semis

November 25, 2014 | 982 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men drew their first game together after three months apart, plying their club across Europe, ending in a scoreless stalemate against France in Wattignies.

Glassey and Ingram receive Irish calls for French series

Glassey and Ingram receive Irish calls for French series

November 18, 2014 | 1,662 views | Comments (1)

Neal Glassey and Mark Ingram look set to win their first international caps next week as the Irish senior men take on France in a pair of test matches in Lille.

The Year in Review: Smith reflects on strong 2014

The Year in Review: Smith reflects on strong 2014

November 5, 2014 | 646 views | Leave a comment

By most statistics, 2014 was a particularly sweet one for Ireland’s Green Army. A silver medal at the Champions Challenge in Glasgow was certainly the highlight, especially when considered they entered the tournament as the seventh ranked side.

“Pretty good year” ends with seventh straight win as Smith’s Ireland complete Scottish whitewash

“Pretty good year” ends with seventh straight win as Smith’s Ireland complete Scottish whitewash

November 5, 2014 | 849 views | Comments (1)

Aine Connery’s double helped Ireland finish a hugely productive 2014 on a high note as they completed a clean sweep over Scotland in Dublin this week and extended their winning run to seven games all told.

Contentious Connery effort makes it two from two

Contentious Connery effort makes it two from two

November 3, 2014 | 824 views | Leave a comment

Aine Connery’s hotly contested effort saw Ireland win their second test match in succession against Scotland at Grange Road, guaranteeing a series victory on a brisk evening in south Dublin

Brown strikes at the last for opening Irish win

Brown strikes at the last for opening Irish win

November 2, 2014 | 690 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s last minute deflected penalty corner saw Ireland win the first of three international matches this weekend against Scotland, providing the only goal of the tie at Grange Road.

Former Irish captain Speers calls time on Ireland career

Former Irish captain Speers calls time on Ireland career

October 22, 2014 | 758 views | Leave a comment

Former Irish captain Alex Speers has retired from international hockey after eight years with the national set-up, encompassing 164 caps and 19 goals for the national side since making her debut in 2006.

Brown shoots Ireland to Belgian series win

Brown shoots Ireland to Belgian series win

October 15, 2014 | 828 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s first half goal saw Ireland beat Belgium for the second day in succession in Oudergem, this time picking off a 1-0 success. She scored from a flowing move in the tenth minute to net the only goal of the game.

Ireland beat Belgians in Oudergem

Ireland beat Belgians in Oudergem

October 14, 2014 | 715 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Belgium, ranked three places higher than them in the world, in Oudergem in the first of their two game series this week.

Grange Road and Milltown to host Scotland series

Grange Road and Milltown to host Scotland series

October 13, 2014 | 1,166 views | Comments (1)

Three Rock Rovers and Alexandra College have been named as two venues to host international hockey matches in early November between Ireland and Scotland.

T&T complete World League group for Ireland’s men

T&T complete World League group for Ireland’s men

October 8, 2014 | 562 views | Leave a comment

Trinidad and Tobago have completed the line-up for the Irish men’s World League group in San Diego following the completion of the latest round one tournament in Kingston, Jamaica.

Smith names 18-player squad for Belgian tests

Smith names 18-player squad for Belgian tests

September 25, 2014 | 1,427 views | Leave a comment

After a busy summer, Ireland’s women will play five more international matches in the lead-up to Christmas, the first couple of which are against Belgium in two weeks time.

Road to Rio becomes slightly clearer for Irish teams

Road to Rio becomes slightly clearer for Irish teams

September 16, 2014 | 1,143 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s road to Rio 2016 became a little clearer over the weekend with the line-up for the women’s World League round two complete while two more teams have been added to the men’s tournament.

Shimmins links up with Southern Dogs in NZ

Shimmins links up with Southern Dogs in NZ

August 29, 2014 | 1,467 views | Leave a comment

Kirk Shimmins has signed for the Southern Dogs in New Zealand to play in the 2014 National Hockey League which gets underway on Saturday with a tie against Auckland.

Califorinia dreaming for men’s World League Round 2

Califorinia dreaming for men’s World League Round 2

August 26, 2014 | 976 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s World League Round Two – which will be held from February 25 to March 8, 2015 – has been moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Chula Vista on the southside of San Diego, California.

“Irish people want to play with endeavour” – Smith and Lock reflect on Tri-Nations series

“Irish people want to play with endeavour” – Smith and Lock reflect on Tri-Nations series

August 25, 2014 | 792 views | Leave a comment

With Ireland’s 5-2 win over Spain on Sunday, it brought their goal tally to 36 in eight games over the course of their Tri-Nations series in Belfield, a rare glut but one that is perfectly in keeping with Darren Smith’s philosophy for his Irish team.

Ireland cut loose to close Spain series with high quality victory

Ireland cut loose to close Spain series with high quality victory

August 24, 2014 | 631 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith’s charges finally found the cutting edge they needed to put Spain to the sword, beating them 5-2 at Belfield in the final game of their series this week.

Daly and O’Flanagan on the double as Ireland romp to victory

Daly and O’Flanagan on the double as Ireland romp to victory

August 23, 2014 | 611 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s penultimate game of the Tri-Nations Series against Spain and France ended with Ireland comfortably seeing off the French 8-1 at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Smith: right decision ultimately reached but manner served to damage free-flowing tie

Smith: right decision ultimately reached but manner served to damage free-flowing tie

August 22, 2014 | 833 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said the right decision was ultimately reached in denying Ireland a winning goal in game three this week against Spain though the manner the umpires reached the outcome “caused a bit of damage” to an otherwise free-flowing game; photos and interview piece

Masters Over-50s finish second at Home Nations

Masters Over-50s finish second at Home Nations

August 22, 2014 | 1,206 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s Over-50s finished second in the Home Nations last weekend in Lisnagarvey, beating Scotland and Wales but missed out on the title at the hands of England.