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Champion's Challenge: Day Two results

Champion's Challenge: Day Two results

July 7, 2009 | 279 views | Leave a comment

Group B: Austria 4 (Michael Korper 2, Benjamin Stanzl 2) Russia 4 (Alexey Sergeev 2, Evgeny Mokrousov, Azarov)Austria produced a stunning comeback in another lively game at the Champion’s Challenge this afternoon as they recovered from a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4, though the value of a draw for either side following opening day defeats […]

European U-18 Championships: Day Two

European U-18 Championships: Day Two

July 7, 2009 | 306 views | Leave a comment

Girl’s EuroHockey Youth ChampionshipsIreland U-18 Girls 1 (Chloe Watkins) France 0Ireland created a chance to qualify for the semi-finals as they got the better of France 1-0 in Nivelles, Belgium. They created plenty of opportunities including nine short corners and plenty of goalmouth action but their lone goal came courtesy of Chloe Watkins’ 12th minute […]

Champion's Challenge: Paul Revington's thoughts on first tournament with Ireland

Champion's Challenge: Paul Revington's thoughts on first tournament with Ireland

July 5, 2009 | 281 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of his first ranking tournament in charge of the Irish team, The Hook caught up with Paul Revington to get his thoughts on the Champion’s Challenge II event. The Hook (TH): How do you feel the squad is currently shaping up? Paul Revington (PR): “I think we’re pretty spot on. In terms of our […]

Revington to field much changed squad for Champs Challenge: Team news

Revington to field much changed squad for Champs Challenge: Team news

July 4, 2009 | 263 views | Leave a comment

After six months in charge, Irish men’s coach Paul Revington* is relishing the chance to finally get his charges into competitive action next week as hosts of the inaugural Champion’s Challenge II event. Since officially taking the reins in January, Revington has been at the helm for Glendwyr and Celtic Cup successes but now gets […]

U-18s primed for Euros

U-18s primed for Euros

July 3, 2009 | 339 views | Leave a comment

Following a pair of successful series last weekend, Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls travel to Vienna and Nievelles respectively for their EuroHockey Youth Nations events which get underway on Monday. Mary Logue has endured no late scares and so travels with the same panel that was unbeaten in their three matches with Scotland last week. […]

Watt the 18th man

Watt the 18th man

June 30, 2009 | 363 views | Leave a comment

Michael Watt, 22, has been named as the 18th member of Paul Revington’s Ireland’s squad for next week’s inaugural Champions Challenge II in Belfield. Revington says that Watt has impressed since returning from his study-enforced break: “Through careful assessment of players during the recent games between Ireland and the Ireland Celtic Cup Team in Dublin, […]

Ireland's men retain Celtic Cup but women denied

Ireland's men retain Celtic Cup but women denied

June 28, 2009 | 495 views | Leave a comment

Ireland men 3 (Gareth Watkins 2, Brian Doherty) Scotland 3 (Mark Ralph 2, Gavin Byers)Paul Revington’s novices retained the Celtic Cup in Edinburgh this afternoon, keeping the Scottish hosts at bay after Gareth Watkins had ensured a dream start with two goals inside six minutes. Scotland fought back to make it 2-1 by the interval […]

Irish underage round-up: Day two

Irish underage round-up: Day two

June 27, 2009 | 316 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-18 Boys 2 (Shane O’Donghue, Andrew Shekleton) Scotland 2 (Fraser Sands, George Scott) The Irish U-18 boys drew the first of their two-match series with Scotland in Edinburgh, conceding a freak goal in the final ten seconds to deny them victory in a game they dominated throughout. The Irish built up a 2-0 lead […]

Late salvo keeps Celtic Cup dreams alive

Late salvo keeps Celtic Cup dreams alive

June 27, 2009 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Ireland Men 3 (Simon Todd, Brian Doherty, David Ames) Wales 2 (Rick Gay 2) Two goals in a manic last three minutes saw Ireland take victory from the jaws of defeat to top their Celtic Cup group going into the final day of action – a straight showdown with Scotland for the title. On an […]

Irish women downed by Belgium

Irish women downed by Belgium

June 26, 2009 | 350 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s senior team fell to a 3-1 defeat to Belgium this afternoon in Kazan and will now face Ukraine in the competition’s third/fourth place play-off at 12.30pm (Irish time) tomorrow. They were unable to hold onto a tenth minute lead, courtesy of Shirley McCay‘ penalty corner goal and found themselves chasing the game […]

Ireland complete French Celtic Cup double

Ireland complete French Celtic Cup double

June 26, 2009 | 462 views | Leave a comment

Ireland Men 3 (Chris Cargo, Paul Gleghorne, Brian Doherty) France 1 (Freddie Soyez) Ireland’s youngsters produced a performance to remember as they hammered France 3-1 with debutants Chris Cargo (pictured, left), Paul Gleghorne and Brian Doherty all scoring in the first full international game. Cargo set Ireland on their way in the second minute, hitting […]

Jacob strike ensures top spot

Jacob strike ensures top spot

June 24, 2009 | 310 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jacob’s (pictured celebrating UCD’s ISC win) 18th minute, penalty corner goal against Malaysia – in combination with Ukraine’s 2-1 win over Russia – meant Ireland topped their Champion’s Challenge II group in Kazan early this morning. The Wexford native defelcted home Shirley McCay’s bash from Ireland’s second corner of the day for her second […]

Avoca appoint Mark Cullen

Avoca appoint Mark Cullen

June 24, 2009 | 469 views | Leave a comment

Avoca have appointed former player and Irish international, Mark Cullen, as their new men’s first team coach for the 2009/10 season. Cullen played hockey at the highest level throughout his career, representing Leinster as well attaining 46 Caps for Ireland, and was part of the all-conquering Avoca side of the 90’s. Since retiring from playing […]

Colvin secures Ukranian draw

Colvin secures Ukranian draw

June 22, 2009 | 440 views | Leave a comment

Lizzie Colvin (pictured) came off the bench for the second time in two days to score, this time earning Ireland with a levelling goal in today’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine in the second group game of the Champions Challenge. Colvin struck in the 59th minute from a switched penalty corner – Ireland’s fourth of the […]

Symmons' double provides perfect start for Ireland

Symmons' double provides perfect start for Ireland

June 21, 2009 | 325 views | Leave a comment

An immense first half performance from Ireland in Kazan, Russia meant they got off to a perfect start in the Champion’s Challenge II, beating the hosts 4-0. All the goals came in the first half with Nikki Symmons (pictured) firing home two penalty corners either side of a field goal from club mate Lizzie Colvin […]

Ireland U-18s share series

Ireland U-18s share series

June 21, 2009 | 272 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s finished their low-key, three-match series with England with a 4-1 defeat, meaning they shared the spoils with a win a piece and the other match drawn. Both sides ended with six goals from the three games. Katie Codyre got her second of the weekend in this morning’s action.

U-18s impress against England

U-18s impress against England

June 20, 2009 | 266 views | Leave a comment

Mary Logue’s Ireland U-18s have earned, at the very least, a share of their three-match series ahead of the final game with England tomorrow morning (10.30am) after two impressive performances. A 3-0 win courtesy of goals from Loreto’s Ali Meeke and Hermes’ duo Deirdre Duke and Niamh Atcheler (pictured) on Friday was followed up by […]

IHA to host High Performance course / Railway Union multi-sport camp

IHA to host High Performance course / Railway Union multi-sport camp

June 18, 2009 | 321 views | Leave a comment

* The IHA will run a High Performance Coaching Course on July 10 and 11 in conjunction with the Men’s FIH Champions Challenge II with coaching presentations by top national coaches along with task based learning using the international match play. This course will be structured in a similar fashion to FIH High Performance Courses […]

Irish Masters set for Leinster get-together

Irish Masters set for Leinster get-together

June 15, 2009 | 270 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Masters will hold a get-together in Sutton Park School on the weekend of July 11 and 12 with a view to increasing their Leinster player-base from which squads will be selected for both a four-nation’s tournament in August and the world championships in October. Head coach Andy Nye is encouraging all over 40-year-old […]

Fitzgerald, Robinson, Doherty and Giles set for Irish debuts

Fitzgerald, Robinson, Doherty and Giles set for Irish debuts

June 10, 2009 | 365 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington has announced an experimental line-up for the upcoming Celtic Cup in Scotland later this month with David Fitzgerald, Brian Doherty, David Robinson and Alan Giles all set to make their senior international debuts. With the Champion’s Challenge and European’s on the horizon, the Irish manager has named eight uncapped players in his panel […]