Youth

U-16 girls Czech into bronze medal match

U-16 girls Czech into bronze medal match

July 7, 2012 | 398 views | Leave a comment

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

Boys notch double figures; Dutch too strong for Irish U-16 girls

Boys notch double figures; Dutch too strong for Irish U-16 girls

July 6, 2012 | 276 views | Leave a comment

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

Belgium undo Irish U-16 boys; girls complete Italian job

Belgium undo Irish U-16 boys; girls complete Italian job

July 5, 2012 | 259 views | Comments (1)

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.

Irish youth groups set for Euros and Celtic Cup

Irish youth groups set for Euros and Celtic Cup

July 4, 2012 | 383 views | Leave a comment

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

Irish U-16s complete Euro warm-up well

Irish U-16s complete Euro warm-up well

July 1, 2012 | 297 views | Leave a comment

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

News in brief: Leinster seek top coaches

News in brief: Leinster seek top coaches

June 12, 2012 | 472 views | Comments (1)

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

Irish U-16 boys and girls share English series

Irish U-16 boys and girls share English series

June 3, 2012 | 152 views | Comments (1)

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

Irish U-16s set for English triple date

Irish U-16s set for English triple date

June 2, 2012 | 707 views | Comments (1)

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.

Shaw named Irish U-18 boys coach

Shaw named Irish U-18 boys coach

February 10, 2012 | 187 views | Leave a comment

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.

International U-21 sides to be reintroduced

International U-21 sides to be reintroduced

October 21, 2011 | 142 views | Comments (16)

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

England scupper Irish Euro dreams

England scupper Irish Euro dreams

July 18, 2011 | 137 views | Comments (17)

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

Germany account for girls; French strike late to deny boys victory

Germany account for girls; French strike late to deny boys victory

July 16, 2011 | 103 views | Comments (1)

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

Girls semi-final bound; boys set for relegation fight

Girls semi-final bound; boys set for relegation fight

July 15, 2011 | 94 views | Leave a comment

Four goals in each half meant Ireland’s boys semi-final bid never got up and running against Germany; the girls, however produced a superb backs-to-the-wall effort to keep Belgium at bay and secure a top four ranking at the Europeans

Rain washes out Euro U-18 champs day three

Rain washes out Euro U-18 champs day three

July 14, 2011 | 97 views | Leave a comment

The weather put paid to three quarters of the day’s play at the Volvo EuroHockey U-18 Championships as torrential rain left the main pitches unplayable after just one game in both the boys and girls competitions were completed.

Semi-finals back in frame for Irish duo

Semi-finals back in frame for Irish duo

July 13, 2011 | 195 views | Comments (2)

Ian Sloan’s incredible hat-trick inside 17 minutes shot Ireland U-18 boys back into contention for a semi-final berth while an excellent 3-1 win for the girls means they are in a strong position, needing a draw with Belgium to advance

Irish both succumb to four-star Dutch hosts

Irish both succumb to four-star Dutch hosts

July 13, 2011 | 267 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys put in a powerful first half performance but were undone by their Dutch hosts in their opening Volvo European Championship tie; the girls meanwhile, fell 4-0 to the Netherlands, all the goals came in the first half

Irish U-18 sides go Dutch in Euro bid

Irish U-18 sides go Dutch in Euro bid

July 12, 2011 | 233 views | Comments (3)

Ireland’s U18 boys and girl’s teams start their European campaigns today in Utrecht hoping to get the better of world super power, the Netherlands.

Ton-up Maguire celebrates in style; five star U-18s outdo France

Ton-up Maguire celebrates in style; five star U-18s outdo France

July 1, 2011 | 72 views | Leave a comment

Two more Irish wins today as Phelie Maguire celebrated his 100th cap with a top-corner strike as Ireland claimed a free and easy 6-3 win over Egypt at Belfield, claiming their three game series 2-1; the U-18 girls won 5-1 against France

Symmons and Daly return for Irish Challenge

Symmons and Daly return for Irish Challenge

June 8, 2011 | 472 views | Comments (8)

Loreto’s Nikki Symmons and Nicci Daly are the two returnees to the Irish team following head coach Gene Muller’s announcement of the 18-player panel for next week’s Champion’s Challenge; the Irish U-18 panel was also release today

Men and women to face world champs

Men and women to face world champs

June 1, 2011 | 100 views | Leave a comment

The IHA today confirmed Ireland’s men will play in a Five Nations tournament featuring world number ones Australia as well as Korea (currently sixth in the world) as part of their European championships build-up.