International

Welsh nip Irish win hopes in the Budd

Welsh nip Irish win hopes in the Budd

July 1, 2013 | 148 views | Comments (1)

Ireland put in a “faltering performance” as they drew with world number 27 side Wales this afternoon as Katrin Budd’s late goal saw Wales earn a share of the spoils on a day when Alex Speers was awarded her 150th international cap.

McCay and Speers to hit 150 mark as Irish Euro preparations continue

McCay and Speers to hit 150 mark as Irish Euro preparations continue

June 30, 2013 | 300 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay and Alex Speers will both win their 150th international caps this week as Ireland play four senior international challenge matches as the Irish women’s team make a first ever appearance at the recently upgraded Glade in Newtownabbey.

Irish Masters men travel to Wakefield for Home Nations

Irish Masters men travel to Wakefield for Home Nations

June 28, 2013 | 844 views | Leave a comment

Five Leinster-based players will line out for the Irish Masters O-55s this weekend in Wakefield as part of an ever-growing Home Nations events with competition being played out at O-40, O-45 and O-50 level as well.

Byrne and Wolfe added to Irish U-18 final selection

Byrne and Wolfe added to Irish U-18 final selection

June 26, 2013 | 200 views | Leave a comment

Irish U-18 boys coach Graham Shaw confirmed Neil Byrne and Simon Wolfe will complete his side’s 18-man panel for the EuroHockey Championships II in Gasawa, Poland which get underway on July 8.

O’Flanagan treble earns share of three match spoils with Canada

O’Flanagan treble earns share of three match spoils with Canada

June 25, 2013 | 154 views | Leave a comment

Deirdre Duke’s first senior international goal saw Ireland take a share of the evening’s spoils against Canada and also split their three-game series with a win a piece prior to this 4-4 draw.

IHA launch U-18 Euro Nations championships

IHA launch U-18 Euro Nations championships

June 25, 2013 | 183 views | Leave a comment

The IHA launched the Electric Ireland U-18 Women’s EuroHockey Championships today, starting the countdown for the event which will take place in UCD from July 29 to August 4.

Corner double sees Irish women beat Canada

Corner double sees Irish women beat Canada

June 24, 2013 | 404 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior women bounced back from Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Canada to level the series with the decider set for Tuesday evening (7.30pm, Belfield).

Clean sweep for Irish U-18 boys over Scotland

Clean sweep for Irish U-18 boys over Scotland

June 23, 2013 | 188 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys won three games three from their series in Bellahouston, winning 5-0, 2-0 and 4-2 against Scotland as preparations continue for their European championships in Gasawa, Poland in early July

Meredith: Irish “model has to change” in current economic climate

Meredith: Irish “model has to change” in current economic climate

June 23, 2013 | 209 views | Comments (36)

Andrew Meredith believes that an overhaul of the current Irish senior men’s training setup is needed with elite players being encouraged back to Ireland from their foreign bases if the side is to be able to thrive in the current economic environment.

Symmons hits 200 but Canada spoil the party

Symmons hits 200 but Canada spoil the party

June 22, 2013 | 209 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Symmons was not given the win she wanted to mark her 200th cap as Ireland succumbed 3-2 to world ranked number 23 side Canada at a wet and windy Belfield.

Harte and passion sees Ireland summon incredible six-goal turnaround

Harte and passion sees Ireland summon incredible six-goal turnaround

June 22, 2013 | 236 views | Comments (3)

From the ridiculous to the sublime, Ireland produced a psychologically vital comeback 6-4 win over France after a rough tournament in Rotterdam to end up matching their pre-tournament ranking.

News in brief: Irish U-18s take on Scotland

News in brief: Irish U-18s take on Scotland

June 21, 2013 | 326 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s continue their preparations for this summer’s European championships with a series in Scotland; UCD men’s seconds and Banbridge seek new coaches for 2013/14 season

Padros controversial effort leaves Ireland reviewing end of World Cup dream

Padros controversial effort leaves Ireland reviewing end of World Cup dream

June 21, 2013 | 250 views | Comments (5)

Barring a European miracle, Ireland will miss out on the 2014 World Cup as a controversial Roger Padros goal saw Spain advance to the fifth place playoff of the World League round three in Rotterdam.

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

June 21, 2013 | 571 views | Comments (1)

Kate Dillon is finding life a whole lot busier since finally being called up to the central panel of the Irish senior women’s hockey team.

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

June 20, 2013 | 315 views | Comments (7)

Nikki Symmons will become the first Irish woman in any team sport to amass 200 caps tomorrow when the national hockey team takes on Canada as preparations continue for August’s European championships.

Belgium hit Ireland for six despite improved showing in WL3

Belgium hit Ireland for six despite improved showing in WL3

June 19, 2013 | 285 views | Comments (12)

Ireland missed out on their first shot at qualifying for the World Cup this afternoon in Rotterdam as Belgium were too strong for Andrew Meredith’s side despite a much improved performance.

Netherlands blow away abject Irish performance

Netherlands blow away abject Irish performance

June 17, 2013 | 254 views | Comments (18)

Ireland’s harrowing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Olympic silver medallists the Netherlands in Rotterdam last night has left a daunting path ahead of them if they are to reach a first World Cup since 1990.

England sweep Masters titles with Ireland claiming couple of second places

England sweep Masters titles with Ireland claiming couple of second places

June 17, 2013 | 115 views | Leave a comment

Strong performances from the England O-40s and O-45s against Ireland in the last day of the tournament was enough for them to retain the cups for the respective age categories.

Big O-40s win keeps Masters tournament hopes alive

Big O-40s win keeps Masters tournament hopes alive

June 16, 2013 | 116 views | Leave a comment

The Masters teams experienced mixed fortunes on Day Two of the Home Nations tournament taking place in Pembroke and Railway hockey clubs. The Irish O-40s had a convincing 3-0 win over Scotland while both the Irish O-45s and O-50s drew with Scotland and the Irish 50s lost to England.

Blacksticks intensity sees off inconsistent Irish

Blacksticks intensity sees off inconsistent Irish

June 15, 2013 | 174 views | Leave a comment

New Zealand’s second half intensity put punished a lack-lustre Irish performance that showed the gap they still have to bridge to mix it at the top table of world hockey.