International

Super six but Gormley insists its no Euro Cup

Super six but Gormley insists its no Euro Cup

June 22, 2011 | 95 views | Leave a comment

Barring a Friday night horror show against Pakistan, Ireland are virtually assured a place in Saturday’s UCD 4 Nations Cup final after a stunning 6-1 win over France in Belfield tonight.

Irish complete group stage unbeaten to set up USA date; India smash Azerbaijan

Irish complete group stage unbeaten to set up USA date; India smash Azerbaijan

June 21, 2011 | 173 views | Comments (3)

Saba Anjum’s first half hat-trick inspired her Indian side to a comfortable victory over Azerbaijan, a result which means Ireland top Group B and will play at 5.30pm in Thursday’s quarter-final against UCD.

Coetzee surpasses world record with stunning quartet; Kidd secures second for the Scots

Coetzee surpasses world record with stunning quartet; Kidd secures second for the Scots

June 21, 2011 | 124 views | Comments (1)

South Africa’s Pietee Coetzee smashed the world goal-scoring record with four fine goals at Belfield, playing the starring role in an amazing 5-5 draw with USA; SA top the group with Scotland, still unbeaten, taking second spot

Irish draw satisfaction from morale boosters

Irish draw satisfaction from morale boosters

June 21, 2011 | 130 views | Leave a comment

While back-to-back FIH Champion’s Challenge wins may prove academic, Irish manager Sally-Ann Fanagan believes the psychological boon garnered from games against India and Azerbaijan will be the real bonus.

Second quarter magic sees Ireland beat China

Second quarter magic sees Ireland beat China

June 20, 2011 | 188 views | Comments (3)

The feel-good factor for Irish hockey continued as the men extended their unbeaten run to eight games in 2011 – and a fourth win in four days – as they produced four scintillating goals to beat China on day one of the UCD 4 Nations Cup

Men take the stage for UCD Nations Cup

Men take the stage for UCD Nations Cup

June 20, 2011 | 109 views | Comments (5)

After eight women’s FIH Champion’s Challenge games, the men take centre-stage at Belfield tonight as the UCD 4 Nations makes its debut; streaming and live updates to be posted

Celtic rivals swept aside by young Irish men

Celtic rivals swept aside by young Irish men

June 19, 2011 | 164 views | Comments (5)

Ireland retained the Celtic Cup in Cardiff this afternoon with a comfortable 4-0 victory over the Welsh hosts, making it 11 goals in two games for a supposedly under-strength Irish side.

Granite replaces grace but outcome the same as Ireland win 2-1 again

Granite replaces grace but outcome the same as Ireland win 2-1 again

June 19, 2011 | 253 views | Leave a comment

In stark contrast to Saturday’s stylish win, Ireland showed they have the grit to grind out a result, battling well against an Azerbaijan side intent on making life uncomfortable; Spain and India draw to see Irish top

South Africa second half storm downs Japan; Scotland enjoy USA Judge-ment day

South Africa second half storm downs Japan; Scotland enjoy USA Judge-ment day

June 19, 2011 | 120 views | Leave a comment

Scotland continued their fine start to the Champion’s Challenge as the tournament’s lowest ranked side added to yesterday’s tie with South Africa with a gritty win over the USA – eight places their senior in the world list.

Irish line up Azerbaijan on CC day two

Irish line up Azerbaijan on CC day two

June 19, 2011 | 83 views | Leave a comment

Ireland aim to back up their debut day victory over India when they face a tough encounter against an impressive Azerbaijan side (3.30pm); day two preview and more options to follow the tournament live

Blakeney fires magnificent Celtic seven

Blakeney fires magnificent Celtic seven

June 18, 2011 | 118 views | Leave a comment

Peter Blakeney’s four star performance helped Ireland roll over an under-strength France in some style in Cardiff with plenty to spare, moving them close to retaining the Celtic Cup; Ireland also faced Pakistan in a close tie

Irish beguile Indians at Champs Challenge

Irish beguile Indians at Champs Challenge

June 18, 2011 | 173 views | Comments (3)

Chloe Watkins’ beautiful goal – from conception to finish – proved the winner for Ireland as they picked off a notable win in fine fashion, getting their FIH Champions Challenge I campaign off to a dream start.

Japan begin Challenge with edgy win; South Africa come back from the depth

Japan begin Challenge with edgy win; South Africa come back from the depth

June 18, 2011 | 101 views | Leave a comment

Top seeds Japan produced a resolute performance to hold the US at bay and start the FIH Champion’s Challenge with a high tempo win at Belfield while South Africa came from 2-0 down to tie with Scotland

McConnell steals last gasp win; Hobbs returns

McConnell steals last gasp win; Hobbs returns

June 17, 2011 | 99 views | Leave a comment

Andy McConnell struck in the final ten seconds to turn a forgettable game into a memorable win for an inexperienced Irish side over Scotland. The Irish were bolstered by a surprise return for David Hobbs in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

Speers excited over captaincy duties

Speers excited over captaincy duties

June 17, 2011 | 92 views | Leave a comment

New Irish skipper Alex Speers says she cannot wait to experience her first world ranking tournament as captain since taking over the role full-time from Eimear Cregan.

Muller pin-points turning point for Irish women

Muller pin-points turning point for Irish women

June 16, 2011 | 97 views | Comments (1)

A year on from an ill-fated battle with India, Gene Muller is excited about the prospect of getting one back on the Asian side this Saturday in Ireland’s Champion’s Challenge I opener.

Revington names two distinct Irish panels

Revington names two distinct Irish panels

June 13, 2011 | 128 views | Comments (4)

Paul Revington has named what looks ostensibly to be a squad of probables and one of possibles for the back-to-back tournaments coming up this week as the build-up to August’s European championships heightens.

Darling and Jermyn doubles fire fluid Irish

Darling and Jermyn doubles fire fluid Irish

June 12, 2011 | 151 views | Comments (3)

Fluidity was finally forthcoming for Paul Revington’s Ireland as they produced their best performance of the three-match series with Wales, running up a 4-1 win with John Jermyn and Mitch Darling scoring doubles

Jermyn and Darling salvage Wales draw

Jermyn and Darling salvage Wales draw

June 12, 2011 | 118 views | Comments (1)

Paul Revington introduced an increase of 849 Irish caps – across 11 changes – to his Irish team for the second of his side’s three-game series with Wales but was forced to settle for a 2-2 tie at Belfield on Saturday

Irish guaranteed two Euro club finalists

Irish guaranteed two Euro club finalists

June 10, 2011 | 142 views | Leave a comment

Ireland is guaranteed a representative in the final of the Euro Hockey League as well as the women’s Club Champion’s Cup on Sunday, the first time since John Jermyn and Iain Lewers stepped out with HGC back in 2008 that Irish-born players have played at such a level