International

Stunning second half sees Belgium start in style

Stunning second half sees Belgium start in style

August 17, 2013 | 323 views | Leave a comment

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.

Germany and England open Euros with victory

Germany and England open Euros with victory

August 17, 2013 | 375 views | Leave a comment

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

Smith’s charges face Olympic champions in Euro opener

Smith’s charges face Olympic champions in Euro opener

August 16, 2013 | 404 views | Comments (1)

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.

Jackson’s young charges target semi-final spot

Jackson’s young charges target semi-final spot

August 16, 2013 | 295 views | Leave a comment

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.

Babas lead Irish charge at Masters European Open

Babas lead Irish charge at Masters European Open

August 15, 2013 | 486 views | Leave a comment

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

Garda take bronze at World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

Garda take bronze at World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

August 13, 2013 | 850 views | Comments (2)

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

Jackson to lead Irish men in Boom

Jackson to lead Irish men in Boom

August 11, 2013 | 2,501 views | Comments (1)

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.

Garvey hosts mammoth European Masters Open

Garvey hosts mammoth European Masters Open

August 11, 2013 | 1,387 views | Leave a comment

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

Sargent makes dramatic return to Euro squad

Sargent makes dramatic return to Euro squad

August 7, 2013 | 545 views | Comments (6)

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.

Penalty heartbreak as Russia relegate Ireland’s little green army

Penalty heartbreak as Russia relegate Ireland’s little green army

August 5, 2013 | 563 views |

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 must-win Russia date after Belgium loss

Ireland face must-win Russia date after Belgium loss

August 3, 2013 | 449 views | Leave a comment

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.

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

August 2, 2013 | 814 views | Leave a comment

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

Lardeur’s late rocket denies Irish semi-final slot

Lardeur’s late rocket denies Irish semi-final slot

August 1, 2013 | 760 views | Leave a comment

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.

Classy Dutch see off Irish U-18s

Classy Dutch see off Irish U-18s

July 30, 2013 | 775 views | Leave a comment

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.

Duncan double gets nervy Irish on the board

Duncan double gets nervy Irish on the board

July 29, 2013 | 651 views | Leave a comment

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.

Malone hopeful Ireland can push for podium

Malone hopeful Ireland can push for podium

July 28, 2013 | 605 views | Leave a comment

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.

Catlin denies Ireland share of Hamburg spoils

Catlin denies Ireland share of Hamburg spoils

July 28, 2013 | 330 views | Leave a comment

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.

Jonker hat trick downs Ireland in Hamburg

Jonker hat trick downs Ireland in Hamburg

July 27, 2013 | 367 views | Comments (1)

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.

Germany hit Ireland for six in Hamburg

Germany hit Ireland for six in Hamburg

July 25, 2013 | 367 views | Comments (6)

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.

Shimmins in for Masters as Ireland face three of world’s top four

Shimmins in for Masters as Ireland face three of world’s top four

July 24, 2013 | 388 views | Leave a comment

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.