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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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’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 […]
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.