International

Evans on the double as Ireland win big again

Evans on the double as Ireland win big again

July 30, 2019 | 747 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up another strong win over Italy at Stormont with Nikki Evans scoring twice in an impressive all-round performance.

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

July 28, 2019 | 777 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine will take a small psychological edge into next month’s Europeans as they edged a 2-1 win in their second meeting this weekend in Glasgow.

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

July 28, 2019 | 1,164 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s pre-European Championship preparations took a marked step forward as they hammered Italy 7-0 at Stormont in the driving rain.

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

July 27, 2019 | 884 views | Leave a comment

Ireland handed debuts to Tim Cross and Peter McKibbin as they drew their first of two test matches against Scotland at a very wet Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Robson joins Irish contingent at Crefelder HTC

Robson joins Irish contingent at Crefelder HTC

July 24, 2019 | 886 views | Leave a comment

Callum Robson has become the latest Irish player to join the exodus to the continent and play on a professional basis as he prepares to team up with his big brother Michael at German club Crefelder HTC

Former Kookaburra selected in Irish panel for Scottish series

Former Kookaburra selected in Irish panel for Scottish series

July 23, 2019 | 575 views | Leave a comment

Former Australian international Tim Cross is set for a first Irish appearance this weekend as he was confirmed in Alexander Cox’s side for the upcoming two-game series with Scotland in Glasgow.

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

July 21, 2019 | 759 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women finished off their Euro Under-21 campaign with a cathartic 5-1 win over France to end the campaign in seventh place.

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

July 20, 2019 | 1,003 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II (Plzen Litice) Third place playoff: Ireland 4 (G Sarratt 2, C Robson, A Empey) Turkey 1 (M Elagoz) After the pain of missing out on promotion, Ireland’s Under-21 men had the consolation of a bronze medal as they struck three times in the last 10 minutes to beat Turkey 4-1. […]

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

July 19, 2019 | 790 views | Leave a comment

EuroHockey Junior Championships II Semi-final: Ireland 0 Scotland 1 (H Roberts) Ireland’s Under-21 men missed out on promotion from the EuroHockey Junior Championships II as the fluidity displayed all week deserted them against Scotland the semi-final. A win over their Celtic rivals would have seen them return to the top tier but Hamish Roberts’ eighth […]

Junior Green Army show their will to beat France

Junior Green Army show their will to beat France

July 18, 2019 | 730 views | Leave a comment

Hannah McLoughlin’s goal saw Ireland’s women beat France 1-0 at the EuroHockey Junior Championships in Valencia, ensuring they will avoid the wooden spoon.

Irish JAG sides push Germany at Volvo 6 Nations

Irish JAG sides push Germany at Volvo 6 Nations

July 18, 2019 | 740 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s underage teams face into their penultimate games of the Volvo 6 Nations in Eindhoven with all four teams taking on Belgium on Friday It follows a number of close-run defeats at the hands of Germany on Wednesday. On the boys side, Evan Jennings gave the Under-18s a 1-0 lead in the second quarter before […]

Sarratt’s perfect hat-trick underpins big Irish win

Sarratt’s perfect hat-trick underpins big Irish win

July 17, 2019 | 550 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II, Pool A Ireland 7 (G Sarratt 3, D Mawhinney, A Empey, C Robson, B Johnson) Turkey 1 (M Taskaya) Guy Sarratt’s perfect hat trick saw Ireland’s Under-21 easily top their EuroHockey Junior Championships II group with a 7-1 win over Turkey in Plzen Litice. He netted from a penalty corner, […]

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

July 17, 2019 | 915 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships Pool A Ireland 0 Spain 4 (L Barrios 2, I Zaldua, S Barrios) The Junior Green Army’s outside hopes of escaping the bottom three of the EuroHockey Junior Championships came to an end at the hands of the hosts as they fell 4-0 in Valencia. Given the odd tournament format created […]

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

July 16, 2019 | 1,018 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Under-21 EuroHockey Championships II, Pool A Ireland 8 (M Crookshanks 2, C Empey 2, M Samuel, C Robson, B Johnson, G Sarratt) Czech Republic 0 The Irish Under-21 men were in ruthless form as they smashed their Czech Republic hosts 8-0 in Litice to guarantee their safe passage through to the EuroHockey Junior Championships […]

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

July 16, 2019 | 532 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Scotland in the last game of the three-match series at Stormont on Tuesday.

Brown steps back from Irish panel ahead of Euros

Brown steps back from Irish panel ahead of Euros

July 16, 2019 | 1,104 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown has pulled out of the Ireland women’s hockey squad which is preparing for the European Championship and the final stage of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympic Games. writes John Flack. The former Ards player, who now lines out for English Premiership side East Grinstead, is unable to commit to the Euros […]

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

July 15, 2019 | 1,017 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s youth teams felt the Oranje heat as they endured five losses to the Dutch powerhouses in Valencia and Eindhoven on Monday.

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

July 15, 2019 | 550 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer’s reign as Ireland coach began in confident style as the Green Army recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland at Stormont with two clean sheets to boot.

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

July 13, 2019 | 787 views | Leave a comment

Irish boys underage coaches Niall Denham and Simon Lowry are looking forward to “invaluable” exposure to top level international opposition as they descend on Eindhoven for Under-18 and 16 Six Nations tournaments.

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

July 13, 2019 | 802 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 and 16 girls are looking forward to the culmination of eight months work as they take on a high-quality Six Nations tournament at HC Oranje-Rood in Eindhoven.