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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
An Irish Under-23/21 selection kickstart a busy month this evening when they play the first of three challenge matches against Wales.
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.
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.
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.
Ireland’s women completed their pre-World Cup selection series in Germany with a 3-0 loss in a challenge match in Dusseldorf.
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.
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.
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.
Ireland drew 1-1 with Canada, producing a markedly improved performance in the second of their Softco Series ties this weekend at Serpentine Avenue.
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.
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.
Irish international midfielders Kirk Shimmins, Shane O’Donoghue and Stephen Cole have all taken up contracts in Belgium for the upcoming season.