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Late Korea strike ends bronze dream

Late Korea strike ends bronze dream

August 20, 2010 | 144 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 | 143 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 | 138 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 | 253 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 | 305 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 | 117 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 | 89 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 | 116 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 | 91 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 | 89 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 | 154 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 | 106 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 | 152 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 | 67 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 | 84 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 | 150 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 […]

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

July 6, 2010 | 62 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s completed an excellent trio of games with their most emphatic win of three over Scotland at Jordanstown on Monday as they picked up a 3-0 win. Leah Ewart was on target for the third game in-a-row while Rebecca Barry and Katie Codyre (left) were also on the mark. It concludes their build-up to […]

Junior Celtic Cups prove elusive for Ireland

Junior Celtic Cups prove elusive for Ireland

July 4, 2010 | 79 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-21 boys were denied the Junior Celtic Cup in dramatic fashion as an experienced Scotland side following a 4-4 draw at Coolnafranky. The Irish led three times in the game but found themselves chasing the game in the final stages as Kenny Bain popped up to score his side’s crucial fourth goal. Stuart Loughrey […]

Doherty’s four and O’Flanagan double give young Irish perfect start

Doherty’s four and O’Flanagan double give young Irish perfect start

July 2, 2010 | 99 views | Comments (1)

Junior Celtic Cup Ireland U-21 men 6 (Brian Doherty 4, Davy Carson, Drew Carlisle) Wales 0; Ireland U-21 women 4 (Anna O’Flanagan 2, Kate McKenna, Kate McConnell) Wales 2 Captain Brian Doherty (pictured) led from the front with an outstanding quadruple as Ireland’s U-21s put Wales to the sword at Coolnafranky this evening, smashing a […]

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

July 1, 2010 | 80 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s concluded their three-game series with Belgium with a pair of defeats at Belfield this morning, the boys missing out by the odd goal in five while the visitors found their form in the girl’s tie to win comfortably. The girls, as a result, ended up tying the series with a win, draw and […]