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Experienced Irish U-18 girls selection named

Experienced Irish U-18 girls selection named

November 4, 2010 | 481 views | Leave a comment

With a view to next summer’s EuroHockey U-18 championships in Utrecht, Netherlands, a 38-player training panel has been named for the Irish U-18 girls, a group with a fair amount of international experience built-up in the past few months.

IHA to review YOG video tower incident

IHA to review YOG video tower incident

September 1, 2010 | 119 views | Comments (1)

The Irish Hockey Association is conducting an internal review following an incident at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore concerning an Irish representative gaining access to a video tower without accreditation.

Irish end YOG in fifth with second SA win

Irish end YOG in fifth with second SA win

August 24, 2010 | 173 views | Comments (4)

Kathryn Mullan’s double inside 15 minutes set Ireland on the road to victory over South Africa for the second time in three days to end their first Youth Olympics campaign in fifth place.

McKee gives Irish psychological edge

McKee gives Irish psychological edge

August 22, 2010 | 122 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-17 girls finished the group stages of the Youth Olympics with a psychological boost as Lucy McKee’s goal beat South Africa – the side they will play in Tuesday’s fifth-sixth playoff in Singapore.

Late Korea strike ends bronze dream

Late Korea strike ends bronze dream

August 20, 2010 | 133 views | Leave a comment

For a second time this week, Ireland were denied a Youth Olympic draw in the dying moments, losing out to Korea 3-2 to a last minute Kim Sol corner at the SengKang stadium in Singapore.

Argentina pile on Irish agony

Argentina pile on Irish agony

August 19, 2010 | 131 views | Leave a comment

Ireland have been left with a simple equation if they are to stay in the hunt for a bronze medal after their third defeat of the Youth Olympics in Singapore as Argentina continued their 100pc record to date.

Black sticks late strike downs Ireland

Black sticks late strike downs Ireland

August 17, 2010 | 127 views | Leave a comment

Ireland suffered Olympic heartbreak at the hands of New Zealand in Singapore this morning, as the Black Sticks grabbed a last-gasp strike to claim a 3-2 victory.

Irish denied by Dutch on historic occasion

Irish denied by Dutch on historic occasion

August 16, 2010 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a rousing performance in the first ever Youth Olympic Games but were unlucky not to earn greater spoils against a powerful Netherlands’ outfit at a lightning threatened SengKang stadium in Singapore today.

Ireland U-17 impress in Youth Olympics warm-up

Ireland U-17 impress in Youth Olympics warm-up

August 14, 2010 | 288 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-17s continued their build-up to the Youth Olympic Games with an impressive 2-1 win over Argentina in a practice match to go with a 3-0 loss to South Africa as they attempt to acclimitise to the high humidity in Singapore.

Irish produce first ever Home Nations double

Irish produce first ever Home Nations double

July 19, 2010 | 104 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed a first ever Home Nations double at Garryduff yesterday, both picking up the results they required from their final game of the four nations competition. Needing only a draw to annex the title, the boys recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Wales while the women cut it much finer. […]

U-18 double on cards for Irish

U-18 double on cards for Irish

July 18, 2010 | 80 views | Leave a comment

An U-18 Home Nations double is still on the cards as the Irish boys and girls both overcame England at Garryduff this afternoon and require a single point from tomorrow’s third series of games to annex their respective titles. Tom Samuel struck twice to overhaul an English first half lead in the boy’s game to […]

Gray and Surgeoner fire Irish U-18s

Gray and Surgeoner fire Irish U-18s

July 17, 2010 | 107 views | Leave a comment

Nicola Gray’s corner smash and Vanessa Surgeoner’s deliciously timed second half strike handed Ireland the win their dominance deserved against Wales at Garryduff this evening for whom goalkeeper Roseanne Thomas was outstanding. Gray battered home a trademark corner from the girls in green’s first set piece in the fifth minute but from then on Thomas […]

O’Donoghue’s four downs Scotland

O’Donoghue’s four downs Scotland

July 17, 2010 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s brilliant quadruple fired Ireland’s U-18 boys to a 4-2 win over Scotland in their opening Home Nations tie at Garryduff this afternoon, firing three inside the first half. It was a tally of sheer quality as the Irish held off a Ben Peterson-inspired second half fightback when the Irish looked to have let […]

Girls settle for fourth; boys evade relegation

Girls settle for fourth; boys evade relegation

July 17, 2010 | 83 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-16 girls rallied late but left it too late as Belgium took bronze at the European Championships in Barcelona with a 2-1 win to end a dramatic week. Sharp-shooter Katie Mullan fired home a 64th minute corner and pressure in the closing minutes earned another corner on the final whistle for Ireland. But they […]

Irish react angrily to Dutch "physical" claims

Irish react angrily to Dutch "physical" claims

July 17, 2010 | 138 views | Comments (2)

Ireland U-16 girls’ management have reacted angrily to Dutch claims of an overly robust approach described as “totally inappropriate” in the wake of their 5-1 semi-final defeat yesterday afternoon. Speaking to hockey.nl, Dutch coach Kai de Jager said: “It was just physical force/violence which I thought was totally inappropriate. They had no intention to play […]

Dutch deny Irish girls final place

Dutch deny Irish girls final place

July 16, 2010 | 96 views | Leave a comment

Una McCarthy’s Ireland U-16 girls were unable to halt the Dutch juggernaut but did show up reasonably well in the physical exchanges against a side that had already battered 43 goals from three games to date in the tournament. Captain Frederique Derkx netted four times – two corners and two strokes – in her side’s […]

Irish U-18 panels named for Home Nations

Irish U-18 panels named for Home Nations

July 15, 2010 | 140 views | Leave a comment

The Irish U-18 boys and girl’s panels have been named for this weekend’s Home Nations competition to be held in Garryduff, Cork this weekend. The boys side gets its nucleus from the Wesley and Banbridge sides. The former – who claimed three schools titles this year – provide five of the 18 player panel while […]

Girls set for Dutch semi; Boys miss last four place

Girls set for Dutch semi; Boys miss last four place

July 15, 2010 | 62 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girls advanced to the semi-finals of the European championships as they beat Russia 4-0 in Barcelona this evening to finish second in their group behind Spain. They will face the daunting prospect of the Netherlands in the final four; a side who scored a massive 43 goals in their three initial group games. […]

U-16s both still in Euro semi-final hunt

U-16s both still in Euro semi-final hunt

July 13, 2010 | 82 views | Comments (1)

* Words from Southern Fried’s Alan Good Ireland’s U-16 boys will be looking for a favour from the Netherlands tomorrow, but a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships in Barcelona is still within their grasp. A 1-1 draw with Austria today leaves Miles Warren’s side in third in their pool, with […]

Whelan leads way for Irish U-16s

Whelan leads way for Irish U-16s

July 12, 2010 | 142 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U16 girls gave themselves a fighting chance of a semi-final spot at the EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships in Barcelona, by hammering the Ukraine 4-0 in their opening game earlier tonight. Wesley’s junior captain Anna-May Whelan gave Ireland the lead with further goals coming from Orla Macken, Roisin Upton and Katie Mullan. Ireland look set […]