Ireland’s U-18s continue their preparations for this summer’s European championships with a series in Scotland; UCD men’s seconds and Banbridge seek new coaches for 2013/14 season
Mary Logue, Graham Shaw and Johnny Caren have all been confirmed in coaching roles with the former duo taking on roles in the women’s setup while Caren will take on the Irish U-21 men’s side; Irish U-18 boys Euro squad also named
Both Irish U-21 men and women picked off comfortable wins to advance their European hopes; the men won 8-0 against Lithuania to confirm their place in the final; the women beat Turkey 4-0 in their opening game
Ireland’s U-21 men created European junior nations history as they recorded the highest win since the U-21 grade was introduced in 1976 with Stephen Dowds scoring five times in a 17-0 defeat of Bulgaria
The numbers continue to pile up for the Irish U-21 boy’s side as they brought their tally to five wins from five and 19 goals to their name to build up for the European ‘C’ division campaign in Bratislava next week.
Ireland’s U-18 girls continued their impressive form as they shared their three game series with England in Lilleshall this week.
Graham Shaw felt his side were “arguably the better side” over the course of their three game series against England in Belfield this week but the sharp-shooting that defined their Celtic Cup win deserted them this week.
Ireland’s boys retained European U-16 top tier status and claim a fifth place finish in Austria; the girls finished fourth following a narrow loss to Spain; both the U-18 girls and boys won their Celtic Cups, U-21 women fall 3-2 to Germany
Irish U-16 girls set to playoff for European bronze after big Czech win; boys face tough battle after Spanish loss; Irish U-18 boys and girls both well on course for Celtic glory while U-21s fall to Germany
Four goal salvos from Luke Madeley and Andrew Smyth have put Ireland’s U-16 boys back into contention for a medal placing; the girls had a tough outing against the Netherlands
Mixed fortunes for the Irish U-16 teams; the girls won 4-0 in Valencia against Italy while the boys were undone by a physically impressive Belgian side 2-1.
The Irish U-16 and U-18 boys and girls are all in competition action this weekend; the younger age group begin their European campaign on Thursday, the U-18s are in the Celtic Cup – full squad lists
The Irish U-16 girls completed their build-up to the European championships with a pair of wins over Scotland this weekend in Ulster while their U-18 counterparts won two and lost one against the same opposition
Leinster senior coaching opportunities; Pink Ladies host international tournament for gay hockey players in Pembroke; UCD ladies seek alumni feedback; Old Alex have four U-16 internationals; Symmons interview
Ireland’s U-16 boys and girls shared their respective series with England this weekend, both ending with a win, draw and loss to their names in Lilleshall
Ireland’s preparations for the EuroHockey Youth Nations U-16 championships continues this weekend as the boys and girls follow up games Austria with a three-game series each against England in Lilleshall.
Graham Shaw has been appointed as the Irish U-18 boy’s coach as he aims to impart some of the top level knowledge garnered in over 150 international caps.
The IHA confirmed the return of the Irish U-21 programme on Wednesday night at the first of four IHA Branch Open Forums in Park Avenue, a night when they launched HookedForLife, the IHA’s long term player development model
Ireland’s U-18 girls were denied bronze by a fine English effort while the boy’s were left devastated as a final hooter corner goal denied them the draw they needed to stay in the ‘A’ division
Ireland’s semi-final hoodoo in the European U-18 championships struck for the third time in four championships as super-power Germany ended the girls in green’s dreams; the boys were stung late by France