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‘Garvey hosts major Masters event

‘Garvey hosts major Masters event

August 18, 2010 | 367 views | Comments (4)

Lisnagarvey is gearing up for the Irish Masters ‘Home Nations Plus’ tournament which runs from August 21 to 23, the first time an Irish venue has hosted such an event.

Black sticks late strike downs Ireland

Black sticks late strike downs Ireland

August 17, 2010 | 135 views | Leave a comment

Ireland suffered Olympic heartbreak at the hands of New Zealand in Singapore this morning, as the Black Sticks grabbed a last-gasp strike to claim a 3-2 victory.

Irish denied by Dutch on historic occasion

Irish denied by Dutch on historic occasion

August 16, 2010 | 247 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a rousing performance in the first ever Youth Olympic Games but were unlucky not to earn greater spoils against a powerful Netherlands’ outfit at a lightning threatened SengKang stadium in Singapore today.

Ireland U-17 impress in Youth Olympics warm-up

Ireland U-17 impress in Youth Olympics warm-up

August 14, 2010 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-17s continued their build-up to the Youth Olympic Games with an impressive 2-1 win over Argentina in a practice match to go with a 3-0 loss to South Africa as they attempt to acclimitise to the high humidity in Singapore.

Ireland complete Belgian whitewash

Ireland complete Belgian whitewash

August 8, 2010 | 72 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (Alex Speers, Jean McDonnell) Belgium 1 (Morgane Vouche) For the third day running, Ireland wrapped up victory with something to spare as they netted twice in the first half at the National Hockey Stadium and while, Morgane Vouche got the Belgians in range, the hosts always held the aces. Alex Speers broke the […]

Ireland notch second comfortable Belgian win

Ireland notch second comfortable Belgian win

August 7, 2010 | 68 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 3 (Cliodhna Sargent, Nikki Evans, Miriam Crowley) Belgium 1 (Valerie Vermeersch) Ireland again showed an enterprising spirit as they swept by Belgium for a second day running at the National Hockey Stadium as both sides continue with experimental sides. Emma Clarke returned to the side, coming in for Anna O’Flanagan in the match day […]

Young Irish end losing run in style

Young Irish end losing run in style

August 6, 2010 | 94 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 4 (Michelle Harvey 2, Nikki Evans 2) Belgium 0 A four-star second half performance saw Ireland end their Belgian hoodoo in fine fashion at the National Hockey Stadium as Nikki Evans and Michelle Harvey (pictured, right) both scored twice. It ended the country’s ten game losing streak in the best possible manner as a […]

Jermyn back in Ireland fold for Malaysian ties

Jermyn back in Ireland fold for Malaysian ties

August 3, 2010 | 95 views | Comments (1)

Paul Revington plans to use at least 25 players as Ireland’s men return to their international schedule after a brief summer break as the build-up to 2011’s European championships ramps up with a four-game series against Malaysia from August 18 to 22. The coach had named four separate groups of 15 players for each of […]

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

August 3, 2010 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will stick with a similar, experimental make-up to the squad which played Scotland recently with Gene Muller making two changes to the panel for next weekend’s series against Belgium. Kate McConnell (left) returns to the senior panel for the first time since July 2008 when she featured in the Celtic Cup in Garryduff with […]

Malaysians set to return for Irish series

Malaysians set to return for Irish series

July 26, 2010 | 83 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington’s Irish men’s team have a busy August in store as Malaysia have been confirmed as visitors for a four match series (times and dates to be confirmed) before taking on a five nations event in Paris. Ranked 14 in the world, Malaysia are the highest placed side Revington has beaten with Ireland since […]

Scots complete clean sweep over Irish women

Scots complete clean sweep over Irish women

July 25, 2010 | 131 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s international challenge match Scotland 3 (Kareena Marshall, Susan Hamilton, Aimee Clark) Ireland 1 (Alex Speers) Scotland completed a clean sweep from their three match series with Ireland this afternoon in Forthbank, finding it a smoother transition to bed in their three new squad additions than Ireland’s sixth. Old Alex goalkeeper Pamela Smithwick was […]

McDonnell strike not enough for Ireland

McDonnell strike not enough for Ireland

July 24, 2010 | 121 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international challenge match Scotland 2 (Louise Baxter, Vikki Bunce) Ireland 1 (Jean McDonnell) Despite Jean McDonnell’s stunning second half effort, an experimental Ireland side fell 2-1 to a Scottish side also using this series to assess their options as the Forthbank hosts fielded two debutants for Saturday’s tie. The Scots took the lead […]

Five make debut but Kidd settles tie

Five make debut but Kidd settles tie

July 24, 2010 | 104 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international challenge match Scotland 1 (Nikki Kidd) Ireland 0 Gene Muller handed five Irish players their first senior international caps but they were unable to turn the tide against Scotland as a 40th minute goal settled the tie with Nikki Kidd dragging home the winner in the first of the three match series […]

Six debutants in for Scotland series

Six debutants in for Scotland series

July 22, 2010 | 113 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has named six uncapped players in his squad for this weekend’s three-match series against Scotland in Stirling this weekend. The selection comes 13 months before Ireland’s first shot at claiming an Olympic spot at the European championships in Monchengladbach in late August 2011 with this series – and three games against Belgium in […]

Irish produce first ever Home Nations double

Irish produce first ever Home Nations double

July 19, 2010 | 115 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed a first ever Home Nations double at Garryduff yesterday, both picking up the results they required from their final game of the four nations competition. Needing only a draw to annex the title, the boys recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Wales while the women cut it much finer. […]

U-18 double on cards for Irish

U-18 double on cards for Irish

July 18, 2010 | 86 views | Leave a comment

An U-18 Home Nations double is still on the cards as the Irish boys and girls both overcame England at Garryduff this afternoon and require a single point from tomorrow’s third series of games to annex their respective titles. Tom Samuel struck twice to overhaul an English first half lead in the boy’s game to […]

Gray and Surgeoner fire Irish U-18s

Gray and Surgeoner fire Irish U-18s

July 17, 2010 | 115 views | Leave a comment

Nicola Gray’s corner smash and Vanessa Surgeoner’s deliciously timed second half strike handed Ireland the win their dominance deserved against Wales at Garryduff this evening for whom goalkeeper Roseanne Thomas was outstanding. Gray battered home a trademark corner from the girls in green’s first set piece in the fifth minute but from then on Thomas […]

O’Donoghue’s four downs Scotland

O’Donoghue’s four downs Scotland

July 17, 2010 | 91 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s brilliant quadruple fired Ireland’s U-18 boys to a 4-2 win over Scotland in their opening Home Nations tie at Garryduff this afternoon, firing three inside the first half. It was a tally of sheer quality as the Irish held off a Ben Peterson-inspired second half fightback when the Irish looked to have let […]

Girls settle for fourth; boys evade relegation

Girls settle for fourth; boys evade relegation

July 17, 2010 | 88 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-16 girls rallied late but left it too late as Belgium took bronze at the European Championships in Barcelona with a 2-1 win to end a dramatic week. Sharp-shooter Katie Mullan fired home a 64th minute corner and pressure in the closing minutes earned another corner on the final whistle for Ireland. But they […]

Irish react angrily to Dutch "physical" claims

Irish react angrily to Dutch "physical" claims

July 17, 2010 | 146 views | Comments (2)

Ireland U-16 girls’ management have reacted angrily to Dutch claims of an overly robust approach described as “totally inappropriate” in the wake of their 5-1 semi-final defeat yesterday afternoon. Speaking to hockey.nl, Dutch coach Kai de Jager said: “It was just physical force/violence which I thought was totally inappropriate. They had no intention to play […]