Ireland won three of the four Home Nations titles in which they were competing in their most successful competition ever, taking gold at Over-40s, Over-45s and Over-50s level
On the second day of the women’s masters Home Nations at Three Rock Rovers, the Irish Over-40s and Over-45s continued their winning ways, while the Over-50s were held to a draw with the Over-55s lost out
Ireland started the first day of the Home Nations Women’s Masters tournament with three strong wins by the O-40s, O-45s and O-50s.
Grange Road will this week host hundreds of Masters hockey players in the Home Nations tournament when seasoned internationals and World Cup winning player compete for the title of Home Nations Champions.
Ireland’s Over-40s won the Home Nations in Lisnagarvey last weekend with dramatic results against both England and Scotland on Saturday and Sunday to land the victory, writes Dug Good.
Following comfortable wins against the Grand Masters of Wales and France, a final narrow win against Scotland was the crucial result for Ireland to regain the Celtic Cup in Cork at Garryduff.
The new Grand Masters Hockey Ireland Association was officially formed on April 23, 2017 with elected officers: Robert Haughton President, Sean Curran Chair and Crawford McKee Secretary.
Leinster Over-40s are still the reigning Masters Champions and still the only name on the cup, eight years in a row, writes Dug Good.
For the first time since Masters Hockey started just over 10 years ago, Ireland fielded four teams at the annual women’s Home Nations Championships with the Irish Over-40s securing a memorable victory in their tournament
The Ireland men’s Over-60s Grand Masters team ended ninth at last week’s World Cup in Newcastle in New South Wales in Australia as they closed out the competition with four wins in succession.
Leinster Women O-45s and Leinster Men O-40s are both set to defend their Interprovincial titles at home this weekend in the 2016 Masters Interprovincials at Three Rock Rovers’ Grange Road.
Ireland’s Over-50s Masters were denied a famous World Cup victory last week as home favourites Australia edged them out in a thriller. Ireland had reached the final off the back of a flawless group stage, not conceding in any of their build-up matches.
Ireland Master Ladies 50s have qualified for the International Masters World Cup Final in Canberra on April 6, taking on home hosts Australia in the decider.
While the Irish senior men had a week to remember, their Over-40 counter-parts had a similarly memorable time in London last week when they earned their first ever bronze medal in the Masters event; here is Duggie Good’s report from the event
Ireland’s Over-50s women claimed silver at the EuroHockey Masters Championships in London last week; here’s Gill Jackson’s breakdown of a memorable week
Matching the senior men’s team, Ireland’s Over-40 Masters secured a European semi final place for the first time in their history to setup a match against the old foe of England.
The Irish Masters Over-40s tip off in their own European championships this weekend, starting off against the Netherlands in St Alban’s this morning.
The Irish Masters were in action last weekend at the Home Nations in Swansea, taking on Scotland, England and Wales. Tim Myers (Budgie Sportsmedia) videoed a series of extended highlights that you can see here:
The Irish team defeated Scotland in the last game of the tournament 3-1 to win the Grand Master’s Celtic Cup in Bangor to land the Over-60s title in Bangor, Co Down yesterday.
Ulster took the title in the O-40s section of the women’s masters Interpros held at Lisnagarvey over the weekend with Leinster landing the O-45s crown.