Graham Shaw was left frustrated as his Irish women’s side could not break down a stubborn Scotland defence, leading to an ultimately deflating scoreless draw in their second European Championships pool game.
Sean Murray’s glorious 48th minute touch earned Ireland a first ever result against Germany in a world ranking competition as they tied 1-1 in their opening European Championships tie in Amsterdam.
England produced a composed performance to see off Ireland 4-1, a year to the day since they won the Olympic gold in Rio in their GB guise.
Graham Shaw says his Irish women’s side is all in good health and raring to go for a shot at history, potentially breaking into the European top four for the first time.
Goalkeeper David Harte is looking forward to “an away tournament at home” for the Dutch-based player as the European Championships get underway for Ireland this weekend in the Netherlands.
The Irish women’s Over-55s bid for Euro Masters glory advanced on Thursday as they reached the final while the Over-40s are into the semis; on the men’s side, three sides will battle for fifth place.
Dave Passmore and Jonny Caren have named their respective panels for the upcoming EuroHockey Junior Championships which being in Valencia on August 28, a day after their senior counterparts finish up.
The eight Irish Masters sides continued their European Championships campaigns over the weekend in Tilburg with the women’s Over-40s and 45s leading the way with two wins from two to date
Ireland O-45 women began their European championships against Wales in Tilburg on Friday evening with a 4-0 victory as several Irish masters teams started their campaigns
The heroine of Johannesburg, Grace O’Flanagan, is set to don the number one goalkeeper smock for the Irish women’s hockey team at the European Championships which get under way next week in Amsterdam.
Craig Fulton has made six changes to his Irish senior men’s squad for the EuroHockey Nations Championships as a combination of injury and unavailability have precipitated the overhaul.
The Irish Under-18 and 16 girls produced some fine performances in Terrassa, Spain, with the former making serious waves at their respective Six Nations tournaments against the top teams in Europe.
The Irish women’s seventh place finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final sees them third on the list of sides waiting to find out whether they qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
John Flack speaks to Zoe Wilson, Ayeisha McFerran and Arlene Boyles about the Irish women’s Hockey World League heroics in Johannesburg
Ireland’s Under-18 boys closed their week at the Six Nations tournament in Nottingham on a high with a Guy Sarratt hat-trick powering them to a 4-2 win over hosts England.
Alan Sothern’s 49th minute saw Ireland’s men land World Cup qualification for the first time since 1990 as his solo goal saw off New Zealand in the World League’s fifth place playoff under Johannesburg’s Saturday night lights.
Katie Mullan and Lizzie Colvin both struck either side of the 48th minute to see Ireland land what could be a crucial 2-1 win over India in the World Cup qualification shake-up.
Barring a series of miracles, Ireland’s men have assured their place at a first World Cup since 1990 as they ground out a shoot-out win over France in Johannesburg.
The Irish women’s second chance at direct qualification for the 2018 World Cup came a cropper as they came unstuck in a 3-0 defeat to South Africa in their fifth to eighth place playoff.
Ireland’s first chance at nailing a World Cup place were denied in horribly frustrating manner as they came up against an inspired Spanish goalkeeper in Johannesburg in their Hockey World League quarter-final.