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Black Sticks land title but Ireland’s ability to mix it a source of encouragement

Black Sticks land title but Ireland’s ability to mix it a source of encouragement

July 16, 2014 | 852 views | Leave a comment

World number four side New Zealand always had the edge but there was plenty for Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith to be happy about in the performance in the Electric Ireland Four Nations final in Belfield.

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

July 16, 2014 | 599 views | Leave a comment

With progression assured, Ireland’s Under-21 men needed victory to get their promotion pool up and running with three points for a win but they came up against a feisty hosting Portugal side who snatched a late draw.

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

July 16, 2014 | 507 views | Leave a comment

Coach David Passmore praised his side’s ability to dig deep as Ireland twice came from behind to grab the draw they needed to progress to the winner’s pool in the women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II and now have a two in three chance of promotion to the top tier.

Speers shoots Ireland to final rematch with Kiwis

Speers shoots Ireland to final rematch with Kiwis

July 16, 2014 | 580 views | Leave a comment

Alex Speers’ 58th minute goal assured Ireland of a place in tonight’s final of the Electric Ireland Four Nations tournament in Belfield, eventually breaking down a robust Chilean defence to win 1-0.

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

July 16, 2014 | 817 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s Under-21 men are through to play in the final four promotion group in Lousada, Portugal as they bounced back from a sticky first half to run out big winners for the second day running.

Brown’s hat trick puts Ireland in seventh heaven

Brown’s hat trick puts Ireland in seventh heaven

July 16, 2014 | 709 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s hat trick has put Ireland in a strong position to progress to the promotion pool as they eventually broke down a defensive-minded Lithuania in their opening European tie in Vienna.

Burns’ double underpins assured start to U-21 Euros

Burns’ double underpins assured start to U-21 Euros

July 14, 2014 | 824 views | Leave a comment

Nick Burns led from the front as his pair of penalty corner goals saw Ireland’s Under-21 men start their European championship campaign in flying form with a 5-2 win over Russia in Lousada, Portugal.

Pinner keeps Ireland out in dramatic London Cup final penalty display

Pinner keeps Ireland out in dramatic London Cup final penalty display

July 13, 2014 | 772 views | Leave a comment

England’s coolness in the penalty shoot-out saved them from a second defeat to Ireland in eight days as they prevailed 4-2 in the London Cup final at the Olympic legacy park after normal time had ended locked at 2-2

Final quarter goals see Ireland bounce back strong

Final quarter goals see Ireland bounce back strong

July 13, 2014 | 650 views | Leave a comment

Four goals in the closing 16 minutes saw Ireland’s women belatedly find their scoring sticks to put Canada to the sword at Belfield, winning 5-0 to bounce back quickly from Saturday’s humbling 9-2 loss to world number four side New Zealand.

Black Sticks show of speed too much for Ireland

Black Sticks show of speed too much for Ireland

July 12, 2014 | 786 views | Leave a comment

New Zealand humbled Ireland’s women on day one of the Electric Ireland Four Nations Cup in Belfield this afternoon, the world number fours showing the sharpness that makes them one of the key contenders for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Four star England see off Ireland but Investec Cup final awaits

Four star England see off Ireland but Investec Cup final awaits

July 12, 2014 | 770 views | Leave a comment

England put Ireland to the sword in a dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s final of the Investec Cup in London as goals from Barry Middleton, Alastair Brogdon, Harry Martin and Henry Weir’s second international goal did the damage whilst Ronan Gormley pulled one back for the Green Machine.

Cockram’s last minute goal salvages draw with Scots

Cockram’s last minute goal salvages draw with Scots

July 10, 2014 | 787 views | Leave a comment

Timmy Cockram’s goal 30 seconds from full time salvaged a draw for Ireland’s men against Scotland at the Investec London Cup this evening, keeping them in good shape to reach Sunday’s final.

Sothern double catches out South Africa

Sothern double catches out South Africa

July 10, 2014 | 769 views | Leave a comment

A brace from Alan Sothern helped to give Ireland a 4-2 win over South Africa, a side ranked four places above them in the world; match report and interview with Alan Sothern from the excellent English website The Top of the D

Four senior panelists in Irish Under-21 Euro squad as tournament takes new shape

Four senior panelists in Irish Under-21 Euro squad as tournament takes new shape

July 8, 2014 | 1,057 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith has given his four Under-21 players leave to take part in the European championships rather than take part in this week’s eye-catching Four Nations tournament in Belfield.

Irish men London-bound for Investec Cup

Irish men London-bound for Investec Cup

July 7, 2014 | 923 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men head to London in good spirits for the Investec London Cup as they take on South Africa, Scotland and hosts England in the Olympic Park from Wednesday through to Saturday in the round-robin with the top two teams playing off in a final on Sunday.

Six wins from six for Irish Under-16 girls and boys

Six wins from six for Irish Under-16 girls and boys

July 6, 2014 | 1,087 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 girls and boys produced six comprehensive performances to end the weekend with a perfect record from their respective three-game series with Wales.

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

July 5, 2014 | 1,044 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton refused to get too carried away with Ireland’s 2-1 win over world number fives England this afternoon but did suggest it will go a good way to building the belief in the squad.

Watt powers Ireland to first victory over England in 12 years with 50th goal in green

Watt powers Ireland to first victory over England in 12 years with 50th goal in green

July 5, 2014 | 867 views | Leave a comment

Mikey Watt’s pair of second half goals saw Ireland get one over on England on Saturday afternoon, levelling an evenly matched two-game series with the world number five side at Belfield as they came from one down to earn a confidence-boosting victory.

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

July 4, 2014 | 1,284 views | Leave a comment

Paul Gleghorne admitted it was a “weird” experience in the lead-up to an international match against older brother Mark but said that once the first whistle went, it was business as usual.

Comeback comes just short as Ireland fall in exhilarating opening tie with England

Comeback comes just short as Ireland fall in exhilarating opening tie with England

July 4, 2014 | 898 views | Leave a comment

Despite a strong Irish fightback, England opened up their two-game series with a 3-2 victory, just about holding on after they had raced into a three-goal lead in a wholly entertaining tie at Belfield.