International

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 | 881 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 | 1,592 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 | 756 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 | 811 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 | 787 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 | 865 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 | 1,589 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 | 3,398 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 | 1,245 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 | 1,010 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.

Inspired Ireland on brink of Champs Challenge history with gritty South Africa win

Inspired Ireland on brink of Champs Challenge history with gritty South Africa win

May 3, 2014 | 1,170 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women are in dreamland overnight as they racked up their second successive win over World Cup-bound opposition to earn their place in the final of the Champions Challenge I in Glasgow, coming from a goal down to stun South Africa.

Ireland’s penalty kings through to men’s CC1 semi-final with French win

Ireland’s penalty kings through to men’s CC1 semi-final with French win

May 1, 2014 | 1,711 views | Comments (1)

Ireland rode their luck but ultimately kept alive their hopes of another medal at the Champions Challenge I in Kuantan, Malaysia as they continued their hoodoo over France, winning out 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out after normal time had ended 2-2.

Smith hails “best victory” as Ireland trump world number eights

Smith hails “best victory” as Ireland trump world number eights

May 1, 2014 | 1,162 views | Leave a comment

Just a day after a humbling 3-0 loss to the USA, Darren Smith’s produced “easily the best victory” during his tenure as they saw off the world number eight side, Korea, with a gritty performance in Glasgow, putting them through to semi-finals of the Champions Challenge I.

USA’s first half show shoots down Ireland with Korea now on the horizon

USA’s first half show shoots down Ireland with Korea now on the horizon

April 30, 2014 | 758 views | Leave a comment

USA showed a clean pair of heels to Ireland’s women as they cruised to a 3-0 win in Glasgow in the Champions Challenge I, condemning Darren Smith’s side to bottom of Pool B, setting up a date with Korea in the quarter-finals

Sothern strikes late to hand Fulton first win in charge of Ireland

Sothern strikes late to hand Fulton first win in charge of Ireland

April 29, 2014 | 951 views | Leave a comment

Alan Sothern struck late to secure Ireland’s first victory at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan as the Green Machine defeated Japan’s Samurais 1-0 in pool A, a result that eventually lifted them to second in the initial table.

Beatty inspires strong Irish comeback but frustrations remain over first half show

Beatty inspires strong Irish comeback but frustrations remain over first half show

April 28, 2014 | 821 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty’s double in the closing eight minutes earned Ireland a second successive 2-2 draw at the Champions Challenge I in Glasgow this evening, tying with Spain.

O’Flynn drags Ireland to 2-2 draw against South Africa

O’Flynn drags Ireland to 2-2 draw against South Africa

April 27, 2014 | 941 views | Leave a comment

Audrey O’Flynn’s 58th minute drag-flick earned Ireland an encouraging 2-2 draw with World Cup bound South Africa to open up their Champions Challenge I in Glasgow this afternoon.

Poland strike late to inflict second narrow defeat

Poland strike late to inflict second narrow defeat

April 27, 2014 | 1,187 views | Leave a comment

Pawel Bratkowski’s late corner goal saw Ireland fall to a second successive 2-1 defeat of the Champions Challenge I in Kuantan, Malaysia, falling to Poland 24 hours after they had been defeated by New Zealand.

Black Sticks stall Green Machine’s push

Black Sticks stall Green Machine’s push

April 26, 2014 | 1,338 views |

Ireland fell to tournament favourites New Zealand 2-1 in the opening Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 tie in Kuantan in a tie split into quarters due to the hot weather conditions in Malaysia.

Smith’s Ireland face familiar foes but with diverging CC1 targets

Smith’s Ireland face familiar foes but with diverging CC1 targets

April 25, 2014 | 991 views | Leave a comment

Familiarity is the bye-word for Darren Smith’s Ireland team as they contest the Champions Challenge I for the third time in three years, meeting old rivals South Africa, the USA and Spain in the opening Pool B which gets under way on Sunday.