Youth

Rising star McIvor give heartfelt reaction to Euro U-18 postponement

Rising star McIvor give heartfelt reaction to Euro U-18 postponement

April 8, 2020 | 757 views | Leave a comment

Niamh McIvor has delivered a heartfelt reaction to the postponement of the European Under 18 Championship until next year when it will be staged as a one-off Under 19 event in 2021, writes John Flack.

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

February 19, 2020 | 920 views | Leave a comment

The Wesley International Hockey Patrons scheme will be formally launched at the official opening the Ballinteer school’s new pitch on Wednesday, February 26 (7pm).

Women’s Irish Under-23 and 21 squads and program outlined for 2020

Women’s Irish Under-23 and 21 squads and program outlined for 2020

January 13, 2020 | 1,791 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s Under-23 and 21 development panels and program of camps for 2020 have been laid out, providing a continued pathway for players to feed into the senior squad.

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

July 21, 2019 | 484 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women finished off their Euro Under-21 campaign with a cathartic 5-1 win over France to end the campaign in seventh place.

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

July 20, 2019 | 715 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II (Plzen Litice) Third place playoff: Ireland 4 (G Sarratt 2, C Robson, A Empey) Turkey 1 (M Elagoz) After the pain of missing out on promotion, Ireland’s Under-21 men had the consolation of a bronze medal as they struck three times in the last 10 minutes to beat Turkey 4-1. […]

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

July 19, 2019 | 507 views | Leave a comment

EuroHockey Junior Championships II Semi-final: Ireland 0 Scotland 1 (H Roberts) Ireland’s Under-21 men missed out on promotion from the EuroHockey Junior Championships II as the fluidity displayed all week deserted them against Scotland the semi-final. A win over their Celtic rivals would have seen them return to the top tier but Hamish Roberts’ eighth […]

Irish JAG sides push Germany at Volvo 6 Nations

Irish JAG sides push Germany at Volvo 6 Nations

July 18, 2019 | 473 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s underage teams face into their penultimate games of the Volvo 6 Nations in Eindhoven with all four teams taking on Belgium on Friday It follows a number of close-run defeats at the hands of Germany on Wednesday. On the boys side, Evan Jennings gave the Under-18s a 1-0 lead in the second quarter before […]

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

July 17, 2019 | 644 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships Pool A Ireland 0 Spain 4 (L Barrios 2, I Zaldua, S Barrios) The Junior Green Army’s outside hopes of escaping the bottom three of the EuroHockey Junior Championships came to an end at the hands of the hosts as they fell 4-0 in Valencia. Given the odd tournament format created […]

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

July 15, 2019 | 295 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer’s reign as Ireland coach began in confident style as the Green Army recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland at Stormont with two clean sheets to boot.

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

July 13, 2019 | 506 views | Leave a comment

Irish boys underage coaches Niall Denham and Simon Lowry are looking forward to “invaluable” exposure to top level international opposition as they descend on Eindhoven for Under-18 and 16 Six Nations tournaments.

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

July 13, 2019 | 498 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 and 16 girls are looking forward to the culmination of eight months work as they take on a high-quality Six Nations tournament at HC Oranje-Rood in Eindhoven.

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

July 12, 2019 | 374 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Crookshanks and Ben Johnson are buzzing to get going on Sunday in the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II when they face Belarus in the Czech Republic.

Irish underage sides win seven out of seven against Scotland

Irish underage sides win seven out of seven against Scotland

July 1, 2019 | 786 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage men’s teams picked up seven wins out of seven over the weekend against Scotland in Ulster with the Under-21s running up three out of three.

Junior Green Army end second in Four Nations

Junior Green Army end second in Four Nations

June 4, 2019 | 292 views | Leave a comment

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.

Junior Green Army look to pin down final berth against Canada

Junior Green Army look to pin down final berth against Canada

June 3, 2019 | 449 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cantor Fitzgerald to sponsor women’s Under-21 tournament

Cantor Fitzgerald to sponsor women’s Under-21 tournament

May 10, 2019 | 735 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dublin Lord Mayor puts backing behind JAG U-18s as fundraising drive for youth projects steps up

Dublin Lord Mayor puts backing behind JAG U-18s as fundraising drive for youth projects steps up

April 8, 2019 | 870 views | Leave a comment

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, joined the Ireland Under-18 boys hockey squad on their #RoadtoEindhoven fundraising campaign by hosting the boys at Mansion House on Sunday, March 31.

Junior Green Army secure precious home tournament

Junior Green Army secure precious home tournament

April 8, 2019 | 1,163 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s side has secured a precious home tournament at Pembroke as they welcome Scotland, Canada and India in late May and early June for a vital preparation for the European Junior Championships.

Ireland U-21s to face France three times this week

Ireland U-21s to face France three times this week

April 8, 2019 | 2,002 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men will face France three times this week at Grange Road as part of their build-up to the European Junior Championships this summer.

Irish Under-21 women ramp-up extensive Euro build-up

Irish Under-21 women ramp-up extensive Euro build-up

January 9, 2019 | 1,079 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women begin their extensive build-up in earnest for July’s European Championships on Thursday with the first game of a three-match series in Alicante against the GB Under-23s.