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Dutch deny Irish girls final place

Dutch deny Irish girls final place

July 16, 2010 | 93 views | Leave a comment

Una McCarthy’s Ireland U-16 girls were unable to halt the Dutch juggernaut but did show up reasonably well in the physical exchanges against a side that had already battered 43 goals from three games to date in the tournament. Captain Frederique Derkx netted four times – two corners and two strokes – in her side’s […]

Irish U-18 panels named for Home Nations

Irish U-18 panels named for Home Nations

July 15, 2010 | 136 views | Leave a comment

The Irish U-18 boys and girl’s panels have been named for this weekend’s Home Nations competition to be held in Garryduff, Cork this weekend. The boys side gets its nucleus from the Wesley and Banbridge sides. The former – who claimed three schools titles this year – provide five of the 18 player panel while […]

Girls set for Dutch semi; Boys miss last four place

Girls set for Dutch semi; Boys miss last four place

July 15, 2010 | 57 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girls advanced to the semi-finals of the European championships as they beat Russia 4-0 in Barcelona this evening to finish second in their group behind Spain. They will face the daunting prospect of the Netherlands in the final four; a side who scored a massive 43 goals in their three initial group games. […]

U-16s both still in Euro semi-final hunt

U-16s both still in Euro semi-final hunt

July 13, 2010 | 78 views | Comments (1)

* Words from Southern Fried’s Alan Good Ireland’s U-16 boys will be looking for a favour from the Netherlands tomorrow, but a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships in Barcelona is still within their grasp. A 1-1 draw with Austria today leaves Miles Warren’s side in third in their pool, with […]

Whelan leads way for Irish U-16s

Whelan leads way for Irish U-16s

July 12, 2010 | 138 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U16 girls gave themselves a fighting chance of a semi-final spot at the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships in Barcelona, by hammering the Ukraine 4-0 in their opening game earlier tonight. Wesley’s junior captain Anna-May Whelan gave Ireland the lead with further goals coming from Orla Macken, Roisin Upton and Katie Mullan. Ireland look set […]

Centralisation plan gets IHA green light

Centralisation plan gets IHA green light

July 7, 2010 | 68 views | Leave a comment

The IHA confirmed today that from October 2010, the majority of the Irish senior women’s team will commit to a ‘Central Preparation Programme’ (CPP) located in Dublin, for a period of ten months. The programme is designed, according to an IHA press release, to “facilitate a core, intensive preparation program targeting those athletes in contention […]

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

July 6, 2010 | 54 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s completed an excellent trio of games with their most emphatic win of three over Scotland at Jordanstown on Monday as they picked up a 3-0 win. Leah Ewart was on target for the third game in-a-row while Rebecca Barry and Katie Codyre (left) were also on the mark. It concludes their build-up to […]

Junior Celtic Cups prove elusive for Ireland

Junior Celtic Cups prove elusive for Ireland

July 4, 2010 | 70 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-21 boys were denied the Junior Celtic Cup in dramatic fashion as an experienced Scotland side following a 4-4 draw at Coolnafranky. The Irish led three times in the game but found themselves chasing the game in the final stages as Kenny Bain popped up to score his side’s crucial fourth goal. Stuart Loughrey […]

Pair of draws ends men’s summer unbeaten

Pair of draws ends men’s summer unbeaten

July 4, 2010 | 63 views | Leave a comment

Senior Men’s international fixtures Saturday: Ireland 1 (Alan Sothern) France 1 (Joost Jansen) Sunday: Ireland 3 (Eugene Magee 2, David Ames) France 3 Ireland produced an incredible fight-back in the third of their three matches against France to sign off on their summer six-match campaign unbeaten with the Celtic Cup and a series win under […]

Hurtz strikes thrice for third Aussie win

Hurtz strikes thrice for third Aussie win

July 4, 2010 | 68 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international Ireland 1 (Lisa Jacob) Australia 4 (Emily Hurtz 3, Megan Rivers) Emily Hurtz (pictured, below left) completed her role as Ireland’s tormentor with a trio of close range corner goals in a game defined by a string of set pieces but little excitement from play. Australia notched seven corners in the first […]

Major milestones for Cockram and Cleland

Major milestones for Cockram and Cleland

July 3, 2010 | 53 views | Leave a comment

Timmy Cockram and Bridget Cleland are both set to hit major international appearance landmarks today on what will be the busiest day of the international summer with six Irish outfits doing battle. Cockram – like Irish men’s skipper Ronan Gormley last week – scored on his 99th cap and will be aiming to extend Ireland’s […]

Doherty’s four and O’Flanagan double give young Irish perfect start

Doherty’s four and O’Flanagan double give young Irish perfect start

July 2, 2010 | 85 views | Comments (1)

Junior Celtic Cup Ireland U-21 men 6 (Brian Doherty 4, Davy Carson, Drew Carlisle) Wales 0; Ireland U-21 women 4 (Anna O’Flanagan 2, Kate McKenna, Kate McConnell) Wales 2 Captain Brian Doherty (pictured) led from the front with an outstanding quadruple as Ireland’s U-21s put Wales to the sword at Coolnafranky this evening, smashing a […]

Deja-vu as Hurtz strikes again for Aussies

Deja-vu as Hurtz strikes again for Aussies

July 2, 2010 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s International Ireland 0 Australia 1 (Emily Hurtz) For the second game running, Emily Hurtz proved Ireland’s denier, this time striking just two and a half minutes from time to deny Ireland a famous draw at Belfield against the world number fives. Again, they would have been reasonable value for it as the hockeyroos […]

Slick Ireland surpass French again

Slick Ireland surpass French again

July 1, 2010 | 67 views | Leave a comment

Senior men’s international (Cookstown) Ireland 3 (Timmy Cockram, Andy McConnell, Chris Cargo) France 1 (Guillaume Deront) Ireland’s men produced another slick, fast-flowing performance to dispatch France 3-1 last night in the first senior international to be played at Cookstown’s new Coolnafranky facility. Timmy Cockram (pictured) linked up brilliantly with David Ames – who impressed throughout […]

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

July 1, 2010 | 70 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s concluded their three-game series with Belgium with a pair of defeats at Belfield this morning, the boys missing out by the odd goal in five while the visitors found their form in the girl’s tie to win comfortably. The girls, as a result, ended up tying the series with a win, draw and […]

Mega-Hurtz strike denies dogged Ireland

Mega-Hurtz strike denies dogged Ireland

June 30, 2010 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s International fixture Ireland 0 Australia 1 (Emily Hurtz) A gritty Irish performance fell just short as Emily Hurtz’ (pictured) superbly arrowed shot two minutes into the second half settled the tie. As befitting a world number five side, Australia played at a lively, sharp tempo but Ireland’s defence – with Sinead McCarthy coming […]

Belgium bounce back in U-18 ties

Belgium bounce back in U-18 ties

June 30, 2010 | 71 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-18 boys 1 (Owen Magee) Belgium 5; Ireland U-18 girls 1 (Naomi Carroll) Belgium 1 A tired-looking Irish U-18 boys – playing their fifth match since Friday – fell 5-1 this afternoon to a stylish and technically sound Belgian outfit at Belfield, coming back from an early goal deficit. Owen Magee had given the […]

Clean bill of health for Revington and Muller

Clean bill of health for Revington and Muller

June 30, 2010 | 96 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has no fresh injury worries ahead of the three-game series with Australia which gets underway in Belfield this evening following a tough workout at the Four-Nations tournament in Germany last weekend. It means the squad is as announced on June 15 with Louisa Healy coming back in for possibly her 50th cap while […]

Irish U-18s rack up Scottish treble

Irish U-18s rack up Scottish treble

June 27, 2010 | 101 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s produced a superb weekend’s work in Lisnagarvey as they notched three wins in succession against Scotland in three days. They got off to flyer on Friday night with Shane O’Donoghue bagging a double while Tom Samuel, William Edgar and Andy Williamson completed a 5-1 rout. Sykes bagged a double in the second game […]

French rout seals third successive title

French rout seals third successive title

June 27, 2010 | 61 views | Leave a comment

Senior Men’s Celtic Cup Ireland 7 (Mitch Darling 3, Eugene Magee, Alan Sothern, Alan Giles, Peter Caruth) France 0 Ireland completed the perfect weekend in France as they completed their third win with a comprehensive 7-0 mauling of the host nation in le Touquet this afternoon. Mitch Darling bagged a hat-trick to pick up the […]