Bethany Barr and Katie Mullan strikes were enough to get Ireland up and running at the FIH Series Finals in Banbridge as they got the better of Malaysia.
Gareth Grundie is anticipating a tough battle from Malaysia despite Ireland holding a 100% record over the Asian sides in competitive fixtures.
“The target at the start was to stay in the season but we realised quickly that wasn’t set high enough!” Emma Buckley on her first season in Belgium and earning a world ranking tournament debut place at the FIH Series Finals
A hat-trick from Eugene Magee saw Ireland beat France in the second of this two-match series at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, signing off their FIH Series Final preparations in good style.
The sight of Antrim woman Zoe Wilson wearing a broad smile and proudly peering through a pair of goggles while clutching her silver medal was among the many unforgettable images at the women’s World Cup in London last August, writes John Flack.
The Irish Under-21 women were left frustrated as they lost 1-0 to India in the final of their Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations tournament at Serpentine Avenue, settling for silver in the end.
Ireland’s men succumbed to a final hooter Hugo Genestet corner goal to draw the opening game of their series with France at Lisnagarvey 1-1.
Michelle Barry’s single goal proved just about enough to see the Irish Under-21 women through to the final of the Cantor Fitzgerald Under-21 Four Nations tournament; Ireland’s men set for French tests
The quest for a women’s place at the Olympic Games for the first time ever begins for Ireland with the eight-nation tournament. All of Ireland’s games will be streamed live on the BBC Sport NI website.
Ireland’s Under-21 women go into their final Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations tournament group game against Canada (3.30pm, Pembroke) on Monday with a draw or win ensuring them a place in Tuesday’s final against India.
Sarah Hawkshaw, Bethany Barr and Emma Buckley are all set for their world ranking tournament debuts as they made the final cut for next week’s FIH Series Finals in Banbridge.
Dave Passmore’s Junior Green Army will play a key tournament in their Junior EuroHockey Championship preparations at the Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations at Serpentine Avenue.
Penalty corner goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Luke Madeley saw Ireland’s men complete a 2-0 win over USA at Serpentine Avenue, adding to Friday’s 5-0 success over the same opposition.
The summer of International hockey got off to a great start at Serpentine Avenue on Friday evening as an impressive Ireland team overcame the USA 5 -0 in the first of a two-match series.
Ireland’s men are encouraging children to bring their sticks along to their Friday night match against USA to take part in a special fun, post-match clinic, free for all comers.
Park Developments, one of Ireland’s leading property development groups has announced an investment in Irish Women’s Hockey over the next four years.
Ireland women’s hockey head coach Sean Dancer will be based in Belfast in a departure from the norm as he prepares to take over the reins from Graham Shaw
Alexander Cox has rung the changes in the Irish men’s squad for the next stage in the Olympic qualifying process – June’s FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet, France – with six changes from December’s World Cup line-up.
Investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland has been confirmed as title sponsor for the Under-21 Women’s tournament being hosted from 31 May to 4 June at Pembroke Wanderers.
Ireland’s preparations for the first stage of the women’s 2020 Olympic qualifying process have received a set back with news that Canada will now not be travelling for four internationals which were due to take place shortly before the tournament gets underway next month.