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.
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.
Ireland’s women fell to a 3-1 loss to Scotland in Glasgow in the first of five international games in nine days, falling at the hands of a side ramping up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games.
Ireland’s women begin their summer programme of challenge matches and tournaments on Friday in Glasgow with a two game series against a Scotland side amid their Commonwealth Games preparations.
The Irish ladies Over-40s reached the fifth place playoff in their Masters World Cup in Rotterdam last weekend following a series of high octane ties; here’s Philip Mills reports from the tournament
The Irish women’s Over-50s produced a stunning performance to defeat New Zealand 6-1 in the Masters World Cup bronze medal match in Rotterdam, concluding a superb tournament. Here are the reports from Gill Jackson and Helen Johnston from the competition.
Irish coach Darren Smith has named squads of 21 and 20 athletes for the first two phases of their summer programme in Scotland and Italy, respectively.
Stella Davis and Hannah Matthews are the two uncapped players named in Darren Smith’s extended panel of 25 for Ireland’s series of 17 games this summer.
Ireland’s women are sending two teams to the Masters Hockey World Cup which is taking place in Rotterdam, Holland from June 5-13, coinciding with the Hockey World Cup taking place nearby in The Hague from May 31 to June 15.
Shane O’Donghue has been dreaming of playing top level hockey since he could hold a stick, writes Jack McCann, and now he is a step closer to fulfilling his ambition having agreed to play for KHC Dragons next season along with fellow Irish international Kyle Good.
The IHA have released a busy summer schedule of international ties with the Irish women playing 17 games between now and September while the men will play their first ties on home soil in late June for two years.
Kyle Good is looking forward to the “perfect opportunity” having agreed terms with Euro Hockey League bronze medalists and Belgian leading lights Dragons along with Shane O’Donoghue for the 2014/15 season
The Irish women’s Olympic hopes received a boost this week as they secured the rights to host round two of the World League in March 2015, the second phase in the qualification process for Rio 2016.
Ireland ended second in their Four Nations tournament in Barcelona as they fell 4-2 to hosts Spain this morning, finishing ahead of Wales and Russia.
Ireland picked up their second win of the Four Nations tournament in Barcelona as Shane O’Donoghue’s 30th minute goal saw them add to Tuesday’s 5-3 win over Russia.
Timmy Cockram marked his return to the Irish senior squad with a second half hat-trick to see off Russia 5-3 in Barcelona yesterday, starting their Four Nations campaign in confident fashion.
Craig Fulton has brought in 12 different faces to the Irish men’s hockey team for a four-nations tournament in Spain next week from the panel that competed in the recent Champions Challenge I in Malaysia including former captain Ronan Gormley.
The Irish dream of a first Champions Challenge I title came unstuck at the hands of the USA in Glasgow, showing their precision and class to coolly come back from a controversial early deficit to win 3-1.
Ireland’s men finished a creditable fourth at the Champions Challenge I as their experimental side fell 4-2 to hosts Malaysia in the bronze medal match in Kuantan.
Hopes of a final Super Sunday for Ireland were dashed in Kuantan as Asian champions Korea – the current world number seven – shaded their semi-final battle, the Tigers winning out 2-1 to take their final place against Canada while Ireland will hosts Malaysia for bronze.