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Harte and passion sees Ireland summon incredible six-goal turnaround

Harte and passion sees Ireland summon incredible six-goal turnaround

June 22, 2013 | 227 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 | 313 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 | 242 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 | 549 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 | 297 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 | 269 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 | 246 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 | 109 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 | 111 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 | 170 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.

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

June 15, 2013 | 143 views | Leave a comment

The three Irish Masters women’s teams played Wales on Friday afternoon recording two strong wins and a draw to get their busy weekend of action off to a good start.

Ireland frustrated after succumbing to India draw

Ireland frustrated after succumbing to India draw

June 13, 2013 | 206 views | Comments (4)

Ireland’s tempestuous affair with the video referral system came to pass once more as they were left frustrated in their opening World League round three tie, drawing with world number 11 side India, drawing 4-4.

World League 3: top four target for Ireland in Rotterdam to guarantee World Cup berth

World League 3: top four target for Ireland in Rotterdam to guarantee World Cup berth

June 12, 2013 | 208 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men’s hockey team begins their most important tournament since last March’s Olympic qualifier as they bid to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990; full preview featuring review of potential opposition, interview links and World Cup qualification info

Maguire ready for “highest calibre” tournament of career

Maguire ready for “highest calibre” tournament of career

June 12, 2013 | 139 views | Comments (2)

Phelie Maguire admits that thoughts did persist that he might “not realistically get another chance” of playing in a top level tournament but he is now looking to shine having enjoyed a new lease of life in green since Andrew Meredith took the coaching reins.

Smith frustrated as gung-ho performance sees Ireland lose 4-3

Smith frustrated as gung-ho performance sees Ireland lose 4-3

June 11, 2013 | 108 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith described some of Ireland’s play as “thoughtless” as they fell to a frustrating 4-3 loss to Scotland as their attacking play improved in parts but defensively his side were punished.

Jacob’s last gasp goal secures Scottish draw

Jacob’s last gasp goal secures Scottish draw

June 10, 2013 | 210 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jaocb’s 69th minute equaliser saw Ireland snatch a 2-2 draw against Scotland in Edinburgh in their first build-up game to August’s European championships this afternoon.

Scotland and South Africa set to test new look Ireland

Scotland and South Africa set to test new look Ireland

June 9, 2013 | 349 views | Comments (2)

An extensive build-up campaign toward the European championships begins on Monday for the Irish women as Darren Smith’s new look squad as they take on Scotland before meeting South Africa in Peffermill on Tuesday.

Magee ruled out of World League as Cargo back in

Magee ruled out of World League as Cargo back in

June 5, 2013 | 116 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee has been forced to withdraw from the Irish men’s team to play in the World League semi-final in Rotterdam due to cartilage damage at the front of his knee.

Masters host trio of Home Nations tournaments

Masters host trio of Home Nations tournaments

June 3, 2013 | 693 views | Leave a comment

Four years after Ireland first participated in the women’s masters home nations in Swansea, with one Over-40s squad of 13, they are set to host the tournament, fielding teams at O-40s, O-45s and O-50s level.

Good and Bell set for major tournament debuts as Meredith rings changes

Good and Bell set for major tournament debuts as Meredith rings changes

May 31, 2013 | 181 views | Comments (1)

Kyle Good and Jonathan Bell look set to play in their first major world level event as Irish senior men’s head coach Andrew Meredith named the duo in the 18-man final panel for June’s World League round three in Rotterdam.