Youth

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

April 19, 2014 | 955 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed clean sweeps against Scotland this week in Dublin with both running up three successive victories.

Germany prove too strong for Irish Under-21s

Germany prove too strong for Irish Under-21s

February 13, 2014 | 793 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s U-21s found Germany too clinical at Newtonabbey as they fell to a 5-1 loss, meaning that overall victory from the Four Nations tournament was beyond them after good performances against Scotland and England.

Shimmins nets twice for five-star Irish U-21 show

Shimmins nets twice for five-star Irish U-21 show

February 11, 2014 | 898 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-21s produced a controlled performance to sweep aside Scotland 5-1 in Johnny Caren’s first game in charge, starting their Four Nations campaign in style at a frosty Newtonabbey.

Seven UCD players named in Irish U-21 panel

Seven UCD players named in Irish U-21 panel

December 12, 2013 | 1,420 views | Leave a comment

A preliminary panel of 27 players has been named for the Irish U-21 men as their preparations begin for the 2014 European championships. They will play a four nations tournament in Mossley in February as part of their preparations

Ireland follow top nations to withdraw from U-16 Euros

Ireland follow top nations to withdraw from U-16 Euros

November 14, 2013 | 870 views | Leave a comment

With Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands following the lead of Germany and England in pulling out of the European U-16 championships, Ireland have followed suit and will not play next summer in the event

Penalty heartbreak as Russia relegate Ireland’s little green army

Penalty heartbreak as Russia relegate Ireland’s little green army

August 5, 2013 | 298 views |

For the second time in three games, Ireland were left with late heartbreak as Russia held their nerve to win a penalty shoot-out that saw the little green army relegated to the B division of European hockey.

Ireland face must-win Russia date after Belgium loss

Ireland face must-win Russia date after Belgium loss

August 3, 2013 | 233 views | Leave a comment

Ireland face a must-win tie against Russia on Sunday if they are to avoid relegation from the EuroHockey U-18 girls ‘A division’ as Belgium’s 4-1 win meant they retained their place at this level of competition.

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

August 2, 2013 | 486 views | Leave a comment

This weekend sees the culmination of two years building toward this classification weekend for coach Richie Malone, his coaching and management team; The Hook spoke to Malone, Mary Goode and Gerry Heaney about how they have prepared

Lardeur’s late rocket denies Irish semi-final slot

Lardeur’s late rocket denies Irish semi-final slot

August 1, 2013 | 494 views | Leave a comment

Ines Lardeur burst Ireland’s medal hopes with a penalty corner rocket three minutes from time to see France through to the semi-finals of the girls U-18 European championships in Belfield.

Classy Dutch see off Irish U-18s

Classy Dutch see off Irish U-18s

July 30, 2013 | 478 views | Leave a comment

Tournament favourites the Netherlands swept Ireland aside with a classy 6-0 win at Belfield this evening, making them the first confirmed EuroHockey U-18 girls youth championships semi-finalists.

Duncan double gets nervy Irish on the board

Duncan double gets nervy Irish on the board

July 29, 2013 | 377 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 girls showed a composed edge to eventually see off a resolute Wales to start their EuroHockey Youth Championships with a 5-0 win at Belfield.

Malone hopeful Ireland can push for podium

Malone hopeful Ireland can push for podium

July 28, 2013 | 341 views | Leave a comment

Irish U-18 coach Richie Malone says that while his side’s preparations have been limited in some respects, he says that his team is in great shape ahead of this week’s EuroHockey U-18 girls championships in Belfield.

Shaw’s U-18 side sweeps to Gasawa gold

Shaw’s U-18 side sweeps to Gasawa gold

July 14, 2013 | 219 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys swept to top spot from the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships II in Gasawa, Poland today as they saw off title rivals Russia 6-0.

Promotion assured for Irish U-18s with four-star Polish victory

Promotion assured for Irish U-18s with four-star Polish victory

July 13, 2013 | 188 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw’s Ireland U-18 Boys secured promotion back to the European A Division with a comfortable 4-0 win over hosts Poland in Gasawa this afternoon.

Double-figures win puts Irish U-18s on brink of Euro promotion

Double-figures win puts Irish U-18s on brink of Euro promotion

July 12, 2013 | 220 views | Comments (3)

Ireland’s U-18s are within a win of gaining promotion back up to the ‘A division’ of European youth hockey after they swept to a 10-1 win over Switzerland on Thursday in Gasawa.

Morris double underpins polished Irish show

Morris double underpins polished Irish show

July 9, 2013 | 230 views | Comments (1)

Two goals in each half saw Ireland’s U-18s pick up another strong win in the EuroHockey Youth Championships II in Poland to stay in the mix for the promotion places.

Campbell and Madeley hat tricks fire U-18 statement of intent

Campbell and Madeley hat tricks fire U-18 statement of intent

July 8, 2013 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U18 boys sent out a big signal of intent at the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships II in Gasawa, Poland yesterday with an 8-2 victory over Italy.

Celtic challenge conquered by Irish U-16 boys and girls

Celtic challenge conquered by Irish U-16 boys and girls

July 8, 2013 | 309 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 teams romped to Tri-Nations victories in sun-drenched Wrexham this weekend with a number of Munster players getting on the scoresheet.

Belarus withdrawal upsets Irish U18 plans

Belarus withdrawal upsets Irish U18 plans

July 6, 2013 | 188 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys plans for their European Championships II in Gasawa, Poland have been disrupted following the last minute withdrawal of Belarus; positive results for U-16 boys and Irish U-18 and U-16 girls

Irish U-16s take on tri-nations tournament in Wales

Irish U-16s take on tri-nations tournament in Wales

July 5, 2013 | 285 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 boys warmed up for their tri-nations tournament in Wrexham this weekend with an impressive 6-3 win over a Lancashire U-18 county selection.