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Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

June 15, 2013 | 140 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 | 200 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 | 201 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 | 133 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 | 103 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 | 204 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 | 333 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 | 113 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 | 677 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 | 177 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.

Smith omits experienced quartet in new look Irish squad

Smith omits experienced quartet in new look Irish squad

May 28, 2013 | 195 views | Comments (16)

Darren Smith has left out the vastly experienced quartet of Cliodhna Sargent, Sinead McCarthy, Miriam Crowley and Aine Connery from the Irish women’s senior squad for the foreseeable future.

Germany square series with 5-2 win over Ireland

Germany square series with 5-2 win over Ireland

May 19, 2013 | 143 views | Comments (11)

Three goals in a four minute spell either side of half-time proved the difference as Germany bounced back from Friday’s defeat to record a 5-2 win over Ireland, sharing the series.

Irish topple Olympic champions Germany

Irish topple Olympic champions Germany

May 18, 2013 | 97 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men produced a superb performance to beat reigning Olympic champions Germany 3-2 in Heilbronn last night in their first build-up game for the World League round three.

Logue, Shaw and Caren confirmed in Irish roles

Logue, Shaw and Caren confirmed in Irish roles

May 16, 2013 | 248 views | Comments (3)

Mary Logue, Graham Shaw and Johnny Caren have all been confirmed in coaching roles with the former duo taking on roles in the women’s setup while Caren will take on the Irish U-21 men’s side; Irish U-18 boys Euro squad also named

McKinnon named Meredith’s assistant coach

McKinnon named Meredith’s assistant coach

May 8, 2013 | 128 views | Comments (7)

Mick McKinnon has been named as men’s assistant coach to the Ireland senior hockey team. McKinnon joined up with Andrew Meredith’s coaching staff today to meet the international players at a training camp in UCD and takes up his role with immediate effect.

Smith names extensive training camp as Euro build-up begins

Smith names extensive training camp as Euro build-up begins

May 8, 2013 | 413 views | Comments (1)

Irish women’s senior coach Darren Smith has named a 43-player squad for a two-day training camp in Dublin on May 25 and 26 as the build-up begins for the European championships in Boom, Belgium from August 17 to 25.

Lorimer and Buser to answer Ireland’s call

Lorimer and Buser to answer Ireland’s call

May 8, 2013 | 307 views | Comments (3)

Andrew Meredith looks set to hand international debuts to Lisnagarvey duo James Lorimer and Daniel Buser having named a 20-man Irish squad for three tests against Olympic champions Germany later this month.

IHA announce series of 11 challenge matches for senior women

IHA announce series of 11 challenge matches for senior women

April 20, 2013 | 108 views | Leave a comment

The IHA have confirmed a series of 11 initial fixtures this summer in the build-up to August’s European championships in August as the Irish women attempt to bounce back from their World League elimination.

Buser, Rollins and Lorimer called up to 30-man Irish men’s selection

Buser, Rollins and Lorimer called up to 30-man Irish men’s selection

April 16, 2013 | 318 views | Comments (26)

Daniel Buser, Matthew Rollins and James Lorimer have all earned spots in Andrew Meredith’s 30-player panel that will convene for the preparations for June’s World League round three in Rotterdam.

Irish men bound for Rotterdam for WL3

Irish men bound for Rotterdam for WL3

April 5, 2013 | 210 views | Comments (5)

The FIH have confirmed Ireland’s men will play in Rotterdam in round three of the World League in June as their bid to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1991 continues.