International

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 | 979 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 | 628 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.

Kidd double downs Ireland in first Scottish tie

Kidd double downs Ireland in first Scottish tie

June 20, 2014 | 452 views | Leave a comment

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.

Davis the uncapped player for Scotland series

Davis the uncapped player for Scotland series

June 19, 2014 | 622 views | Leave a comment

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.

Ladies Over-40s end sixth place in Masters World Cup

Ladies Over-40s end sixth place in Masters World Cup

June 16, 2014 | 1,012 views | Leave a comment

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

Masters O-50s claim groundbreaking bronze medal

Masters O-50s claim groundbreaking bronze medal

June 14, 2014 | 1,192 views | Leave a comment

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.

Smith rotates panel for Scotland and Italy trips

Smith rotates panel for Scotland and Italy trips

June 13, 2014 | 770 views | Comments (1)

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.

Davis and Matthews the uncapped players added to women’s summer panel

Davis and Matthews the uncapped players added to women’s summer panel

May 26, 2014 | 1,714 views | Comments (1)

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.

Women’s Masters name World Cup panel

Women’s Masters name World Cup panel

May 26, 2014 | 1,933 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Donoghue set to follow in Glenanne team-mates footsteps as Dragons finally get their man

O’Donoghue set to follow in Glenanne team-mates footsteps as Dragons finally get their man

May 21, 2014 | 1,309 views | Leave a comment

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.

Extensive women’s schedule laid out while Irish men finally set to play on home turf

Extensive women’s schedule laid out while Irish men finally set to play on home turf

May 21, 2014 | 743 views | Leave a comment

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.

Good and O’Donoghue become latest Irish Dragons

Good and O’Donoghue become latest Irish Dragons

May 19, 2014 | 1,394 views | Leave a comment

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

Dublin to host second phase of Olympic trail

Dublin to host second phase of Olympic trail

May 19, 2014 | 637 views | Leave a comment

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.

Spain quality sees Ireland finish second in Barca

Spain quality sees Ireland finish second in Barca

May 16, 2014 | 683 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Donoghue’s solo strike sets up Spain showdown

O’Donoghue’s solo strike sets up Spain showdown

May 15, 2014 | 664 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cockram hat trick sees off Russia in goal frenzy

Cockram hat trick sees off Russia in goal frenzy

May 13, 2014 | 730 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dozen changes as Fulton continues to experiment

Dozen changes as Fulton continues to experiment

May 8, 2014 | 1,457 views | Leave a comment

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.

USA too strong but long-term Irish gains abound from Champs Challenge

USA too strong but long-term Irish gains abound from Champs Challenge

May 6, 2014 | 3,103 views | Leave a comment

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.

Malaysia strike late to deny Ireland bronze medal

Malaysia strike late to deny Ireland bronze medal

May 4, 2014 | 1,019 views | Leave a comment

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.

Fulton proud of Irish performance despite narrow loss

Fulton proud of Irish performance despite narrow loss

May 3, 2014 | 866 views | Leave a comment

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.