International

Sothern double catches out South Africa

Sothern double catches out South Africa

July 10, 2014 | 792 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 | 1,082 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 | 953 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 | 1,116 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 | 1,065 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 | 887 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 | 1,312 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 | 919 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.

Caren names five senior internationals in U-21 Euro panel

Caren names five senior internationals in U-21 Euro panel

July 2, 2014 | 3,091 views | Leave a comment

Five senior internationals have been named in Jonny Caren’s Irish Under-21 men’s panel for the upcoming European Junior Championships II in Lousada, Portugal which runs from July 13–19.

Experienced trio added to Fulton’s squad for England ties

Experienced trio added to Fulton’s squad for England ties

July 1, 2014 | 1,025 views | Leave a comment

Paul Gleghorne could line out against older brother Mark this weekend as Ireland take on England in a pair of challenge matches in Belfield following both players’ selection for their respective teams.

Corner duo secure feisty win for Ireland

Corner duo secure feisty win for Ireland

June 29, 2014 | 902 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men returned to home soil in confident form against Wales, winning both their ties over the weekend in what were their first games in Dublin in nearly two years.

Second all round for Irish women’s Masters teams

Second all round for Irish women’s Masters teams

June 29, 2014 | 944 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s masters finished second behind England in all three age categories to record the highest finish ever at the Women’s Masters Home Nations which was held this weekend in Swansea, Wales. 

Carson and O’Donoghue strike late as Irish men slay dragons

Carson and O’Donoghue strike late as Irish men slay dragons

June 29, 2014 | 739 views | Leave a comment

Ireland defeated Wales by 3-1 in the first of the two test series against their Celtic neighbours, playing on Irish soil for the first time since July 2012. 

Clean sweep for Irish Masters against Wales

Clean sweep for Irish Masters against Wales

June 29, 2014 | 1,027 views | Leave a comment

Irish Women’s Masters had a clean sweep over Wales on Saturday at the Home Nations in Swansea, Wales, recoding scores of 5-1, 3-1 and 7-1.

Women’s O-40s push England in Masters Home Nations

Women’s O-40s push England in Masters Home Nations

June 27, 2014 | 715 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women’s masters over-40s produced a fine performance to draw 0-0 with England on day one of the Home Nations in Wales; the W50s were pipped 3-2 while the W45s had a tough outing

Evans and Pinder strike late to secure Tri Nations title

Evans and Pinder strike late to secure Tri Nations title

June 27, 2014 | 572 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans and Gillian Pinder both struck in the last ten minutes to see Ireland beat Wales 2-0 in Mori, Italy to win their Tri-Nations title.

Women’s Masters line out for Home Nations

Women’s Masters line out for Home Nations

June 27, 2014 | 963 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Women’s Masters are sending three teams to the Home Nations Tournament in Swansea, Wales this weekend from 27th to 29th June. The Irish W40s, W45s and W50s play England on Friday, Wales on Saturday and Scotland on Sunday.

Comfortable Irish showing in Tri-Nations opener

Comfortable Irish showing in Tri-Nations opener

June 26, 2014 | 855 views | Leave a comment

A composed performance saw Ireland beat Italy 3-1 in the idyllic surrounds of Mori near Lake Garda this evening to put them in the driving seat to claim the Tri-Nations and continue their strong recent form.

Irish men line out on home soil for first time in two years; Connery back for women

Irish men line out on home soil for first time in two years; Connery back for women

June 25, 2014 | 1,138 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men play their first game on home soil since June 2012 this weekend as they take on Wales in a pair of international ties at Belfield with Craig Fulton casting his eye over a much-changed squad.

Beatty rebound earns draw for much improved Irish

Beatty rebound earns draw for much improved Irish

June 22, 2014 | 795 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty’s last gasp corner goal saw Ireland salvage a 1-1 draw against Scotland in their two-test series in Glasgow this afternoon, bouncing back from their Friday night 3-1 loss.