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Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

Japan overturn Torrans’ calmly taken strike

July 6, 2018 | 321 views | Leave a comment

For a second successive game, the 53rd minute was cursed for Ireland as Japan came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Mardyke in their World Cup build-up series.

Improving Irish U-16 boys set for Six Nations

Improving Irish U-16 boys set for Six Nations

July 6, 2018 | 604 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 boys warmed up for their Six Nations Tournament with an ever-improving series of results in Edinburgh last weekend ahead of their big summer action.

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

Japan strike twice in 53rd minute for 2-0 win

July 4, 2018 | 241 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the 53rd minute saw Ireland fall to a 2-0 defeat to Japan in the first of their three games at Mardyke this week.

Irish U-23s warm up with strong series against Wales

Irish U-23s warm up with strong series against Wales

July 3, 2018 | 560 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-23/21 selection put in some fine performances over the weekend against Wales at Santry Avenue to continue their preparation for a Six Nations tournament in Antwerp later this month.

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

July 2, 2018 | 772 views | Leave a comment

Coping with the forthright Dutch mentality is something Anna O’Flanagan says she initially took a while to get used to but says she will ultimately be stronger for the experience.

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

July 1, 2018 | 495 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton was given a suitable send-off as three goals in the closing 17 minutes saw Ireland beat France for a second day in succession at the Mardyke.

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

O’Donoghue closes in on Jermyn record with fab four

June 30, 2018 | 714 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue is closing in rapidly on John Jermyn’s Irish scoring record as he scored the first four goals of a thumping 6-1 win over France in game two of their series.

Grundie and Hack name panels for Under-18 Euros

Grundie and Hack name panels for Under-18 Euros

June 29, 2018 | 1,222 views | Leave a comment

Irish Under-18 coaches Gareth Grundie and Elun Hack have named their respective squads for the European Under-18 championships which take place in July

Passmore names extensive Irish U-23/21 summer panel

Passmore names extensive Irish U-23/21 summer panel

June 29, 2018 | 952 views | Leave a comment

An Irish Under-23/21 selection kickstart a busy month this evening when they play the first of three challenge matches against Wales.

Cork and Ireland legend Jermyn says goodbye at packed Garryduff

Cork and Ireland legend Jermyn says goodbye at packed Garryduff

June 29, 2018 | 717 views | Leave a comment

John Jermyn signed off on his international career in front of the “biggest crowd” he has seen at his Garryduff home, scoring a typically powerful penalty corner into the bargain.

Shaw to give Frazer every chance to hit World Cup fitness

Shaw to give Frazer every chance to hit World Cup fitness

June 26, 2018 | 218 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw is confident Megan Frazer and Nicci Daly will be fit to play in the World Cup as he confirmed the duo in his final 18-player line-up for London next month.

Jermyn to formally hang up stick on home turf

Jermyn to formally hang up stick on home turf

June 25, 2018 | 207 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s record goalscorer, John Jermyn will formally hang up his international hockey stick in front of his home crowd at Garryduff on Thursday evening when the men’s side take on France in a test match.

Pre-selection series ends in 3-0 defeat to Germany

Pre-selection series ends in 3-0 defeat to Germany

June 25, 2018 | 143 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their pre-World Cup selection series in Germany with a 3-0 loss in a challenge match in Dusseldorf.

Ireland tie with Canada to claim Three Nations in Dusseldorf

Ireland tie with Canada to claim Three Nations in Dusseldorf

June 23, 2018 | 390 views | Leave a comment

Ireland got the draw they needed to win the Three Nations tournament in Dusseldorf, adding a tie with the Canucks to Thursday’s win over Germany.

Meeke strikes late on for strong win over Germany

Meeke strikes late on for strong win over Germany

June 22, 2018 | 169 views | Leave a comment

Ali Meeke’s last minute goal gave Ireland a big boost as they beat the Olympic bronze medalists 2-1 in their Three Nations tournament in Dusseldorf.

Shaw makes tough calls as World Cup panel reduced to 22

Shaw makes tough calls as World Cup panel reduced to 22

June 18, 2018 | 1,175 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw has made the first tough cut to the Irish senior women’s squad for next month’s World Cup with Cliodhna Sargent the biggest name to miss out at this stage.

Improved Ireland denied win late on by Canada in Softco Series

Improved Ireland denied win late on by Canada in Softco Series

June 16, 2018 | 505 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew 1-1 with Canada, producing a markedly improved performance in the second of their Softco Series ties this weekend at Serpentine Avenue.

Canada take first laurels in SoftCo Series

Canada take first laurels in SoftCo Series

June 15, 2018 | 475 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a 3-0 loss to Canada – ranked five places below them in the world – in the first game of the SoftCo Series at Serpentine Avenue.

Softco Series offers chance to stake claims for World Cup spot

Softco Series offers chance to stake claims for World Cup spot

June 14, 2018 | 420 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s team have one of their last few chances to stake a claim for a World Cup spot this weekend as they take on Canada over the two-match Softco Series at Pembroke Wanderers in Dublin.

Shimmins set to breathe fire with Dragons next season

Shimmins set to breathe fire with Dragons next season

June 13, 2018 | 827 views | Leave a comment

Irish international midfielders Kirk Shimmins, Shane O’Donoghue and Stephen Cole have all taken up contracts in Belgium for the upcoming season.