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Hockey players Naughton and Ryan sign up with Irish rugby 7s for World Series bid

Hockey players Naughton and Ryan sign up with Irish rugby 7s for World Series bid

February 6, 2014 | 2,425 views | Comments (1)

Aisling Naughton and Elaine Ryan are both hoping they can earn a place at the 2016 Olympics Games as part of the Irish women’s Rugby Sevens team via one of the more unique routes.

O’Flanagan double fires Irish women to series win

O’Flanagan double fires Irish women to series win

January 15, 2014 | 651 views | Leave a comment

Two second half goals from UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan were enough for Ireland’s women to beat Spain 2-0 in Terassa on Wednesday and seal a 2-1 series victory with one drawn game between the two sides in a four-game trip.

Trio of late Spanish corners down Ireland’s men

Trio of late Spanish corners down Ireland’s men

January 15, 2014 | 623 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men were left frustrated by a trio of second half corner decisions that saw them fall to a second loss from three outings against Spain in Terrassa, ending the series at 2-0 for Salva Indurain’s side.

Irish women play out scoreless draw in Spain

Irish women play out scoreless draw in Spain

January 14, 2014 | 774 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women played out a low-key 0-0 draw with Spain in the third game of their four match series in Terrassa yesterday morning with chances at a premium.

IHA outline three key visions in strategic plan

IHA outline three key visions in strategic plan

January 14, 2014 | 820 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Association last Friday laid out its blueprint for the sport – and stated its aim to grow participation levels by 20% over the next four years.

Experienced Spain see off Irish men

Experienced Spain see off Irish men

January 13, 2014 | 1,009 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young charges fell 3-1 to Spain in the second of their three game series in Terrassa having drawn their initial tie on Saturday 1-1.

Ireland’s women stun Spain with three late goals

Ireland’s women stun Spain with three late goals

January 12, 2014 | 1,363 views | Leave a comment

Audrey O’Flynn, Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan all scored in the closing three minutes in their second game of four tour games, beating Spain 4-2 in Barcelona, handing Ireland a stunning late win over their hosts.

Spain’s women strike late to land opening win

Spain’s women strike late to land opening win

January 12, 2014 | 589 views | Leave a comment

Spain’s women nabbed two goals in the closing eight minutes to snatch the opening laurels from their four match series in Terrassa as Gigi Oliva and Maria Lopez snatched late goals for a 3-2 win.

McKinnon hands out eight debut caps in Spain draw

McKinnon hands out eight debut caps in Spain draw

January 12, 2014 | 1,316 views | Leave a comment

Davy Carson’s late goal earned a new look Ireland an encouraging 1-1 against world number eight side Spain as Mick McKinnon handed out eight international debuts in his first game in charge.

Nine uncapped players in McKinnon’s Irish panel

Nine uncapped players in McKinnon’s Irish panel

December 30, 2013 | 2,023 views | Comments (1)

Interim Irish men’s senior coach Mick McKinnon has named a fresh-faced 17-player squad to travel to Terrassa, Spain for a three-game tour from January 10 to 16.

Meredith’s time as Irish men’s coach comes to end

Meredith’s time as Irish men’s coach comes to end

December 27, 2013 | 1,997 views | Comments (1)

The IHA and senior men’s coach Andrew Meredith have gone their separate ways “by mutual consent” after a 14-month spell in charge of the side with the highlight a bronze medal at the 2012 Champions Challenge I in Argentina

First step on Road to Rio laid out for Irish teams

First step on Road to Rio laid out for Irish teams

December 19, 2013 | 1,003 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men are bound for Lancaster, USA for round two of the World League as part of their Olympic qualification bid while the women have been handed a trip to Montevideo, Uruguay in round two of the competition;; national indoor champions to be crowned on Sunday

Ireland to face USA, South Africa and Spain

Ireland to face USA, South Africa and Spain

December 18, 2013 | 692 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been handed a tough group in the FIH Champions Challenge I as they face South Africa (world ranked 11), USA (10) and Spain (14) in the tournament being staged at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, Scotland from April 27 to May 4. Hosts Scotland feature in Pool A alongside Korea (8), Belgium […]

Experimental Irish women’s squad set for Spain

Experimental Irish women’s squad set for Spain

December 13, 2013 | 1,842 views | Comments (1)

Eight players could potentially make their international debuts for Darren Smith’s Irish senior women’s side in January following the announcement of his latest panel

Seven UCD players named in Irish U-21 panel

Seven UCD players named in Irish U-21 panel

December 12, 2013 | 1,660 views | Leave a comment

A preliminary panel of 27 players has been named for the Irish U-21 men as their preparations begin for the 2014 European championships. They will play a four nations tournament in Mossley in February as part of their preparations

Harte becomes first Irish player signed for HIL

Harte becomes first Irish player signed for HIL

November 25, 2013 | 1,873 views | Leave a comment

Irish number one snapped up by the Mumbai Magicians for the second edition of the Hockey India League after nerve-wracking wait for closed bid auction to see him snapped up for 2014 edition

Ireland follow top nations to withdraw from U-16 Euros

Ireland follow top nations to withdraw from U-16 Euros

November 14, 2013 | 1,088 views | Leave a comment

With Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands following the lead of Germany and England in pulling out of the European U-16 championships, Ireland have followed suit and will not play next summer in the event

Harte included in auction list for lucrative Hockey India League

Harte included in auction list for lucrative Hockey India League

October 23, 2013 | 1,471 views | Leave a comment

David Harte is among a list of eight overseas goalkeepers and ten from India vying to be bought in the Hockey India League action on November 18

Extended 2018 World cup field increases Irish qualification chances

Extended 2018 World cup field increases Irish qualification chances

September 11, 2013 | 529 views | Leave a comment

The FIH has received seven different proposals for hosting of the 2018 World Cup with four official offers to host the men’s World Cup with a further three submissions being made for the women’s equivalent.

Double Challenge headache for IHA following FIH/IHL fixture clash

Double Challenge headache for IHA following FIH/IHL fixture clash

August 29, 2013 | 465 views | Comments (3)

The Irish Hockey Association was handed a headache on two fronts this morning following the confirmation of the Champions Challenge I hosting venues by the International Hockey Federation this morning.