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Late triple powers Ireland to win over Scotland

Late triple powers Ireland to win over Scotland

July 20, 2015 | 1,010 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 | 956 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 | 1,058 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 | 1,101 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.

Magnificent seven as Ireland U-18 win gold

Magnificent seven as Ireland U-18 win gold

July 11, 2015 | 1,087 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a superb performance to defeat Poland 7-0 in the final of the EuroHockey Youth Championships II in Mori, Italy to add a gold medal to the promotion already won.

Five-star first half powers Ireland to second Euro win

Five-star first half powers Ireland to second Euro win

July 6, 2015 | 986 views | Leave a comment

Five first half goals saw Ireland win for a second successive game in the Under-18 Europeans to all but put them through to the semi-finals of the competition.

Ireland see off Czechs in very warm conditions in Italy

Ireland see off Czechs in very warm conditions in Italy

July 5, 2015 | 508 views | Leave a comment

In the first game of their EuroHockey campaign in Mori in northern Italy, Ireland Under-18 Girls beat Czech Republic 2-1 with goals from Sally Campbell and Zara Malseed in the second half.

Irish U-18s run up five star win in Euros build-up

Irish U-18s run up five star win in Euros build-up

July 4, 2015 | 1,046 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 girls completed their warm-up to the Eurohockey Youth Championships in Mori with a 5-0 win over hosts Italy with Ellie Noone scoring twice while Zoe Wilson, Zara Malseed and Sally Campbell were also on the mark.

Multi-talented Carey twins both in Irish U-16 panel

Multi-talented Carey twins both in Irish U-16 panel

June 5, 2015 | 1,971 views | Leave a comment

Multi-talented twins Michelle and Niamh Carey are among eight Leinster players to be named as part of the Irish Under-16 panel for a Six National tournament in Bremen, Germany in late July.

Smyth names Irish Under-18 boys panel for Euros

Smyth names Irish Under-18 boys panel for Euros

May 11, 2015 | 1,648 views | Leave a comment

Andy Smyth has named a panel of 18 players for the Under-18 boys European championships in Santander from July 19 to 25.

Francey names Irish U-18 Euro panel

Francey names Irish U-18 Euro panel

May 2, 2015 | 1,062 views | Leave a comment

Seven Leinster and one South East players have been named in Graeme Fracney’s Ireland Under-18 side for this summer’s European Championship II in Italy in July.

Irish Under-18s run up quartet of victories in Scotland

Irish Under-18s run up quartet of victories in Scotland

April 15, 2015 | 943 views | Leave a comment

Six Leinster players were to the fore as the Irish Under-18 girls ran up three wins over Scotland and another over Wales over half-term as part of their preparations for the European championships in July in Italy.

How Portugal was conquered!

How Portugal was conquered!

July 26, 2014 | 777 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men produced a string of high scoring performances before ultimately winning the EuroHockey Junior Championships II with a dramatic late show against Italy; here’s all the goals from the tournament from camera man Wal McConnell

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

July 20, 2014 | 519 views | Leave a comment

Mixed emotions for the Irish Under-21 women but, ultimately, primary objective achieved as they got the draw they needed to earn a top two spot in Vienna. Gold, though, was tantalisingly out of reach as they built a three-goal lead only to be pegged back by a last quarter Italian fightback.

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

July 19, 2014 | 392 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were unable to break down a resolute Ukraine defence but, nonetheless, nudged themselves a step closer to claiming promotion to the A division of Under-21 European hockey while, should they beat Italy tomorrow, the gold medal is still up for grabs.

Loughrey and Glassey strike dramatic late golden goals

Loughrey and Glassey strike dramatic late golden goals

July 19, 2014 | 862 views | Leave a comment

The Irish U-21 men left it late but ultimately won gold at the EuroHockey Junior Championships II in Lousada, Portugal by beating Scotland 3-1 with two goals in the last two minutes.

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

July 18, 2014 | 603 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men moved within a point of promotion to the top tier of European Junior hockey as they swept aside Italy 9-2 in Portugal.

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

July 16, 2014 | 326 views | Leave a comment

With progression assured, Ireland’s Under-21 men needed victory to get their promotion pool up and running with three points for a win but they came up against a feisty hosting Portugal side who snatched a late draw.

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

July 16, 2014 | 284 views | Leave a comment

Coach David Passmore praised his side’s ability to dig deep as Ireland twice came from behind to grab the draw they needed to progress to the winner’s pool in the women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II and now have a two in three chance of promotion to the top tier.

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

July 16, 2014 | 588 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s Under-21 men are through to play in the final four promotion group in Lousada, Portugal as they bounced back from a sticky first half to run out big winners for the second day running.