Ireland’s group opponent’s Belgium produced a stunning second half performance to open their women’s TriFinance EuroHockey Championships in style, seeing off Belarus 5-1 in Boom.
England eased to a 3-0 win over Spain on day one of the women’s European championships in Boom; Germany found things much tougher though against Scotland, scraping to a 1-0 courtesy of an own goal
While a 2014 World Cup spot is on offer for the overall winner of this week’s European championships, breaching the top four for the first time is very much the target for the Irish men and women’s hockey teams this week in Boom, Belgium.
John Jackson says that Ireland’s young stars have the potential to fill the considerable midfield boots that are unavailable for the European Championships this week with a semi-final place the clear target.
After two days of competition, England are holding the box seat in three of the six Masters European Open categories, an event described as one the biggest in Ulster hockey history by club chairman John Gray
The Garda Hockey Club, with the support of the IHA, claimed third place last week at the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) 2013 in Belfast, the third largest sporting event in the world this year, after forming back in May
Mossley man John Jackson will lead Ireland at the European Championships next weekend following the release of the 18-player men’s senior squad to play in Boom, Belgium.
30 teams from nine nations across six tournaments will take part in 67 games over five days as Lisnagarvey is set to host the European Open, the biggest event the Irish Masters have brought to the island; full squads and fixture info for the week
Cliodhna Sargent will make a surprise return to the Irish women’s senior panel for the European championships having been initially omitted from this summer’s extended panel of 27 players by Darren Smith.
For the second time in three games, Ireland were left with late heartbreak as Russia held their nerve to win a penalty shoot-out that saw the little green army relegated to the B division of European hockey.
Ireland face a must-win tie against Russia on Sunday if they are to avoid relegation from the EuroHockey U-18 girls ‘A division’ as Belgium’s 4-1 win meant they retained their place at this level of competition.
This weekend sees the culmination of two years building toward this classification weekend for coach Richie Malone, his coaching and management team; The Hook spoke to Malone, Mary Goode and Gerry Heaney about how they have prepared
Ines Lardeur burst Ireland’s medal hopes with a penalty corner rocket three minutes from time to see France through to the semi-finals of the girls U-18 European championships in Belfield.
Tournament favourites the Netherlands swept Ireland aside with a classy 6-0 win at Belfield this evening, making them the first confirmed EuroHockey U-18 girls youth championships semi-finalists.
Ireland’s U-18 girls showed a composed edge to eventually see off a resolute Wales to start their EuroHockey Youth Championships with a 5-0 win at Belfield.
Irish U-18 coach Richie Malone says that while his side’s preparations have been limited in some respects, he says that his team is in great shape ahead of this week’s EuroHockey U-18 girls championships in Belfield.
Nick Catlin’s 68th minute goal denied Ireland a draw in their closing Hamburg Masters tie this afternoon, his corner goal handing world number four side England a 3-2 win.
Constantijn Jonker’s second hat trick in two games powered the Netherlands to a comfortable 4-0 win over Ireland to inflict a second heavy defeat at the Hamburg Masters.
Olympic champions Germany swept to a 6-0 win over an experimental Ireland on day one of the Hamburg Masters yesterday, inflicting the heaviest defeat on the side since 1997.
Kirk Shimmins has been brought in as a last minute replacement to make his senior international debut in place of Davy Carson for the Hamburg Masters which gets underway this afternoon in Germany.