Youth

Belgium’s late double ends Irish boys semi chances

Belgium’s late double ends Irish boys semi chances

July 27, 2016 | 648 views | Leave a comment

Two late Belgian goals put paid to Ireland’s chances of reaching the boys EuroHockey Youth Championships semi-finals in a 3-1 result at Garryduff.

Germany too strong for Irish girls

Germany too strong for Irish girls

July 27, 2016 | 712 views | Leave a comment

The medal matches proved out of reach for the Irish Under-18 girls at the EuroHockey Youth Championships as they fell to defeat in their final group game.

Green goal-fest puts Borland’s boys back in mix

Green goal-fest puts Borland’s boys back in mix

July 26, 2016 | 652 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 boys got back in the hunt for a semi-final spot at the boys EuroHockey Youth Championships at the Mardyke thanks to an 11-1 spanking of the Czech Republic.

Barry caps stunning Irish U-18 comeback

Barry caps stunning Irish U-18 comeback

July 26, 2016 | 1,388 views | Leave a comment

A truly stunning comeback has given Ireland’s Under-18 girls a big chance of reaching the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork with a win over Russia despite having trailed 2-0 with 19 minutes to go.

Razor sharp English first half undoes Irish girls

Razor sharp English first half undoes Irish girls

July 24, 2016 | 629 views | Leave a comment

Stevie Arbuthnot said he was “a bit gutted” with how his Irish Under-18 side began their tie with England as two early goals laid the base for a 3-0 result in their opening Girls EuroHockey Youth Championships Pool B tie.

Germany impress in opening Euro U-18 win over Ireland

Germany impress in opening Euro U-18 win over Ireland

July 24, 2016 | 687 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Borland’s Under-18 boys battled hard but found a technically impressive Germany too strong in their opening tie of the EuroHockey Youth Championships at the Mardyke.

Intense preparation bodes well for Irish U-18 Euro bids

Intense preparation bodes well for Irish U-18 Euro bids

July 22, 2016 | 1,276 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Borland and Stevie Arbuthnot will be hoping an intense block of training since the Leaving Certificate will help their Irish Under-18 sides to make a big impact in Cork this week as the EuroHockey Youth Championships tips off on Sunday.

Family connections abound in Irish Under-16 panel

Family connections abound in Irish Under-16 panel

July 15, 2016 | 1,523 views | Leave a comment

Three players are back for a second year with the Ireland’s Under-16 boys with Rob McCollum, Tom Robson and Matteo Romoli set to line out at Royal Antwerp at the Osaka 6 Nations.

Arbuthnot finalises plans for Under-18s in Cork

Arbuthnot finalises plans for Under-18s in Cork

July 7, 2016 | 1,148 views | Leave a comment

Steven Arbuthnot has finalised his Irish Under-18 girls team plans for the EuroHockey Youth Championships that will take place in Cork later this month with three returnees from the 2015 vintage.

McNeill reveals Irish U-16 panel for Belgium

McNeill reveals Irish U-16 panel for Belgium

June 21, 2016 | 1,169 views | Leave a comment

Alison McNeill has named her Irish Under-16 panel for a 6 Nations Tournament to be held in Belgium this summer with no less than eight counties represented in a diverse squad.

Borland names Irish Under-18 side for Cork Euros

Borland names Irish Under-18 side for Cork Euros

June 21, 2016 | 1,504 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Borland is drawing an almost completely new look Irish Under-18 panel for the European championships with just three players returning from last year’s team that finished fifth in Europe last year.

Irish underage sides battle it out with Scotland

Irish underage sides battle it out with Scotland

March 31, 2016 | 767 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 girls and boys both completed series victories over Scotland over the Easter weekend at Jordanstown as they kickstart their preparations for this summer’s European championships. The Under-16s, meanwhile, won one of three in Glasgow on the boys side while the girls had a win, draw and a loss in their series.

Ireland’s youth face Scotland in Belfast and Glasgow

Ireland’s youth face Scotland in Belfast and Glasgow

March 24, 2016 | 1,764 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 and Under-16 girls and boys teams have been selected for a quartet of three game series against Glasgow over the weekend

Ireland Under-18 claim fifth with Russian rout

Ireland Under-18 claim fifth with Russian rout

July 25, 2015 | 1,619 views | Leave a comment

Fifth place for the Irish Under-18 boys was confirmed in emphatic fashion as they ran up a 9-1 win over Russia in Santander to cap a fine week for Andy Smyth’s side.

Ireland U-18s power to victory over England

Ireland U-18s power to victory over England

July 24, 2015 | 1,474 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Nelson’s 43rd minute corner deflection handed Ireland a deserved 2-1 win over England to guarantee A status from the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Santander.

Ireland give German U-18s scare in Santander

Ireland give German U-18s scare in Santander

July 22, 2015 | 1,201 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 boys gave Germany a strong rattle as they aimed sought to grab a big win and keep alive outside hopes of earning a semi-final berth but ultimately were undone in Santander 7-3.

Late triple powers Ireland to win over Scotland

Late triple powers Ireland to win over Scotland

July 20, 2015 | 1,035 views | Comments (1)

Three goals in the last 17 minutes saw Ireland bounce back from their opening defeat to the Netherlands from their EuroHockey Championships group in Santander.

Dutch bounce back to beat Irish Under-18s

Dutch bounce back to beat Irish Under-18s

July 19, 2015 | 991 views | Leave a comment

A busy weekend for Ireland’s underage sides saw the Under-18 and Under-16 selections play five high level fixtures in Santander, Breda and Bremen, taking on Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

July 17, 2015 | 1,112 views | Leave a comment

Andy Smyth says the fear factor that may have previously existed for Irish underage teams has diminished markedly off the back of the national senior team’s ability to mix it with the world’s top ten.

Ireland Under-16 boys and girls to play high quality Six Nations tournaments

Ireland Under-16 boys and girls to play high quality Six Nations tournaments

July 17, 2015 | 1,160 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 boys and girls play a couple of high quality tournaments in Breda, the Netherlands and Bremaen, Germany, respectively where they will meet the cream of their continental rivals.