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Disallowed double sees Spain continue unbeaten run over Irish women in Dublin

Disallowed double sees Spain continue unbeaten run over Irish women in Dublin

August 21, 2014 | 627 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s frustrations against Spain continued for a third game as they were denied victory in bizarre fashion at Belfield with two disallowed goals in the second half.

Ireland’s women run up half dozen against hapless French

Ireland’s women run up half dozen against hapless French

August 20, 2014 | 529 views | Leave a comment

The gulf in class between Ireland and France was once again laid bare at Belfield as the hosts ran up a 6-0 win, adding to earlier 9-0 and 8-0 victories this week against a side ranked ten places below the Irish in the world.

Fulton lays out Green Machine programme for Road to Rio Olympic Games

Fulton lays out Green Machine programme for Road to Rio Olympic Games

August 20, 2014 | 1,241 views | Leave a comment

Irish men’s senior coach Craig Fulton has laid out an extensive day-by-day plan up to the end of August 2015 that he is keen that all stakeholders, including club coaches get on board with, as they pursue the Olympic dream.

Same scoreline as Spanish changes help pick off under par Irish performance

Same scoreline as Spanish changes help pick off under par Irish performance

August 18, 2014 | 672 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said his side “struggled to adapt” to a different Spanish approach in their second game against the world number 14s as their intensive summer of training and games continues

Easy eight for Ireland as France no match once again

Easy eight for Ireland as France no match once again

August 17, 2014 | 792 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ran up a 8-0 win over France to inflict a heavy defeat in game two of the four meetings between the sides this week as part of their Tri-Nations series in Belfield.

Over-40s land Home Nations title with clean sweep

Over-40s land Home Nations title with clean sweep

August 17, 2014 | 1,628 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s Over-40s team landed the Home Nations title in Lisnagarvey over the weekend as they ran up a clean sweep, eye-catchingly beating England 4-2 on Saturday.

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

August 16, 2014 | 530 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said he felt a “little hollow” after his Irish side had plenty of good things to reflect on from their Tri-Nations game against Spain but ultimately fell 2-1 to hand the visiting side the honours from the first of four series this week.

Stunning Spain strikes land first series win to leave Irish frustrated

Stunning Spain strikes land first series win to leave Irish frustrated

August 15, 2014 | 636 views | Comments (1)

Spain punished Ireland’s profligacy to and first blood in their series of matches in Dublin this week with a 2-1 win courtesy of brilliant second half goals from Bea Perez and Berta Bonastre.

Six new faces in Irish Over-40s panel

Six new faces in Irish Over-40s panel

August 15, 2014 | 1,973 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland Masters 40s have made eight changes to the squad that competed at the Masters World Cup in June as they begin their Home Nations weekend against Scotland this evening at 7.30pm in Lisnagarvey.

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

August 15, 2014 | 667 views | Leave a comment

From the sounds of things, four-goal scorer Audrey O’Flynn won’t be satisfied with less than double figures when Ireland meet France for a second time in their Tri-Nations series on Monday.

O’Flynn quartet underpins thumping 9-0 win

O’Flynn quartet underpins thumping 9-0 win

August 14, 2014 | 774 views | Comments (1)

Audrey O’Flynn’s quartet of penalty corner goals ensured Ireland opened their series of eight games in 12 days in comfortable fashion, exposing a gulf in class to beat an inexperienced France 9-0 at Belfield.

Women’s national team to host fundraising golf classic as part of Olympic Road to Rio

Women’s national team to host fundraising golf classic as part of Olympic Road to Rio

August 13, 2014 | 515 views | Comments (1)

The Irish women’s senior team are hosting a fundraising golf classic on Friday, September 26 in Edmondstown Golf club, Rathfarnham to help their push for qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Garvey host Masters Home Nations

Garvey host Masters Home Nations

August 8, 2014 | 811 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey will host the 2014 Masters Home Nations tournament at Comber Road from Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17.

Four rapid-fire Spain and France series to test Smith’s squad

Four rapid-fire Spain and France series to test Smith’s squad

August 7, 2014 | 817 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s women will play eight games in August as part of four rapid-fire Tri-Nations series against Spain and France with Darren Smith retaining the majority of the 25-player panel that he has worked with throughout the summer.

How Portugal was conquered!

How Portugal was conquered!

July 26, 2014 | 1,003 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men produced a string of high scoring performances before ultimately winning the EuroHockey Junior Championships II with a dramatic late show against Italy; here’s all the goals from the tournament from camera man Wal McConnell

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

July 20, 2014 | 733 views | Leave a comment

Mixed emotions for the Irish Under-21 women but, ultimately, primary objective achieved as they got the draw they needed to earn a top two spot in Vienna. Gold, though, was tantalisingly out of reach as they built a three-goal lead only to be pegged back by a last quarter Italian fightback.

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

July 19, 2014 | 638 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were unable to break down a resolute Ukraine defence but, nonetheless, nudged themselves a step closer to claiming promotion to the A division of Under-21 European hockey while, should they beat Italy tomorrow, the gold medal is still up for grabs.

Loughrey and Glassey strike dramatic late golden goals

Loughrey and Glassey strike dramatic late golden goals

July 19, 2014 | 1,121 views | Leave a comment

The Irish U-21 men left it late but ultimately won gold at the EuroHockey Junior Championships II in Lousada, Portugal by beating Scotland 3-1 with two goals in the last two minutes.

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

July 18, 2014 | 835 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men moved within a point of promotion to the top tier of European Junior hockey as they swept aside Italy 9-2 in Portugal.

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

July 18, 2014 | 833 views | Leave a comment

Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith says that his fresh-faced defensive unit showed rapid improvement in their second battle of the week with New Zealand on Wednesday night as part of an encouraging week at the Electric Ireland Four Nations competition in Dublin.