International

Irish add Argentine scalp to INSEP list

Irish add Argentine scalp to INSEP list

August 2, 2011 | 148 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s men picked up a second huge win of the week, adding the scalp of world number 11 side Argentina to that of Korea three days earlier to get within shouting distance of the INSEP Five Nations title.

Aussie tempo too much for Irish men

Aussie tempo too much for Irish men

July 27, 2011 | 143 views | Comments (2)

World number one side Australia kept a game Ireland at bay with a controlled performance in Paris yesterday afternoon, Chris Ciriello’s second half penalty corner double ensuring they began their INSEP Five Nations challenge with a win.

Santander pair swat away Korean threat

Santander pair swat away Korean threat

July 26, 2011 | 228 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s men picked off a huge win as they smashed world number six side Korea 5-1 in Paris to begin the INSEP Five Nations in brilliant fashion.

Revington to assess option in Paris

Revington to assess option in Paris

July 26, 2011 | 107 views | Leave a comment

With the training panel trimmed to around 25 players, the pearing down process to the final 18 for the European championships begins in earnest for Paul Revington

Ireland ‘stars’ to play in World Series Hockey

Ireland ‘stars’ to play in World Series Hockey

July 22, 2011 | 200 views | Comments (3)

An Irish contingent has signed on for the controversial World Series Hockey according to Yannick Colaco, chief operating officer of Nimbus Sport and main promoter of the tournament.

Sloan one of five changes to Revs’ squad

Sloan one of five changes to Revs’ squad

July 19, 2011 | 162 views | Comments (3)

Ian Sloan gets another chance to continue his remarkable development into a top-class international hockey star after he was named in the Irish squad for next week’s INSEP Five Nations in Paris.

England scupper Irish Euro dreams

England scupper Irish Euro dreams

July 18, 2011 | 160 views | Comments (17)

Ireland’s U-18 girls were denied bronze by a fine English effort while the boy’s were left devastated as a final hooter corner goal denied them the draw they needed to stay in the ‘A’ division

Germany account for girls; French strike late to deny boys victory

Germany account for girls; French strike late to deny boys victory

July 16, 2011 | 119 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s semi-final hoodoo in the European U-18 championships struck for the third time in four championships as super-power Germany ended the girls in green’s dreams; the boys were stung late by France

Girls semi-final bound; boys set for relegation fight

Girls semi-final bound; boys set for relegation fight

July 15, 2011 | 106 views | Leave a comment

Four goals in each half meant Ireland’s boys semi-final bid never got up and running against Germany; the girls, however produced a superb backs-to-the-wall effort to keep Belgium at bay and secure a top four ranking at the Europeans

Rain washes out Euro U-18 champs day three

Rain washes out Euro U-18 champs day three

July 14, 2011 | 107 views | Leave a comment

The weather put paid to three quarters of the day’s play at the Volvo EuroHockey U-18 Championships as torrential rain left the main pitches unplayable after just one game in both the boys and girls competitions were completed.

Semi-finals back in frame for Irish duo

Semi-finals back in frame for Irish duo

July 13, 2011 | 207 views | Comments (2)

Ian Sloan’s incredible hat-trick inside 17 minutes shot Ireland U-18 boys back into contention for a semi-final berth while an excellent 3-1 win for the girls means they are in a strong position, needing a draw with Belgium to advance

Irish both succumb to four-star Dutch hosts

Irish both succumb to four-star Dutch hosts

July 13, 2011 | 304 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys put in a powerful first half performance but were undone by their Dutch hosts in their opening Volvo European Championship tie; the girls meanwhile, fell 4-0 to the Netherlands, all the goals came in the first half

Irish U-18 sides go Dutch in Euro bid

Irish U-18 sides go Dutch in Euro bid

July 12, 2011 | 260 views | Comments (3)

Ireland’s U18 boys and girl’s teams start their European campaigns today in Utrecht hoping to get the better of world super power, the Netherlands.

Brilliant Irish the Champions, wiping away Polish heartache with glorious French win

Brilliant Irish the Champions, wiping away Polish heartache with glorious French win

July 10, 2011 | 277 views | Comments (8)

Paul Revington’s charges swept away the painful memories of the 2009 Champions Challenge II final as they produced some moments of brilliance to deny hosts France in a tense final in Lille.

Bronze for Russia after late triple; Prochazka Czechs in for fifth place; US take seventh

Bronze for Russia after late triple; Prochazka Czechs in for fifth place; US take seventh

July 10, 2011 | 249 views | Leave a comment

Russia struck three times in the last seven minutes to win bronze; Prochazka fires two late penalty corners to earn Czechs fifth place, dropping top seeds China into sixth place. USA finished on a high with a 5-2 win over Austria

Clinical corners power green machine to final

Clinical corners power green machine to final

July 9, 2011 | 303 views | Comments (3)

A stunning display of corner efficiency set Ireland on course for a rousing rout of Russia to set up an FIH Champions Challenge II final date with hosts France.

French tame ill-disciplined Scots for final berth; Sun sets Austrian hopes; Kyndl lights Czech fire

French tame ill-disciplined Scots for final berth; Sun sets Austrian hopes; Kyndl lights Czech fire

July 9, 2011 | 455 views | Comments (1)

Long Sun’s goal seven minutes from time saw China move into the 5th-6th place playoff while Austria face the relegation match on Sunday.

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

July 8, 2011 | 97 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young stars enjoyed a fine week as the U-18 girls and both U-16 groups had successful international series against Celtic rivals.

‘Scratchy’ Ireland hit USA for six in Lille

‘Scratchy’ Ireland hit USA for six in Lille

July 7, 2011 | 178 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s men showed the USA a clean pair of heals to set up a semi-final date with Russia on Saturday, hoping to repeat their 4-0 win from the group stage.

Franks hopes to turn Irish intel against greens

Franks hopes to turn Irish intel against greens

July 6, 2011 | 170 views | Leave a comment

While many Irish like to poke fun at tenuous American links often cited on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the USA side tomorrow has a couple of very direct inside lines on Paul Revington’s side as Nathan Franks explains