Youth

Ireland’s youth face Scotland in Belfast and Glasgow

Ireland’s youth face Scotland in Belfast and Glasgow

March 24, 2016 | 1,734 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 | 1,590 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 | 1,458 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 | 1,187 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 | 1,021 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 | 976 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 | 1,077 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 | 1,127 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 | 1,102 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 | 1,010 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 | 527 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 | 1,065 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 | 2,007 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 | 1,674 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 | 1,072 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 | 965 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 | 785 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 | 527 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 | 403 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 | 878 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.