Despite a strong Irish fightback, England opened up their two-game series with a 3-2 victory, just about holding on after they had raced into a three-goal lead in a wholly entertaining tie at Belfield.
Paul Gleghorne could line out against older brother Mark this weekend as Ireland take on England in a pair of challenge matches in Belfield following both players’ selection for their respective teams.
Ireland’s men returned to home soil in confident form against Wales, winning both their ties over the weekend in what were their first games in Dublin in nearly two years.
Ireland defeated Wales by 3-1 in the first of the two test series against their Celtic neighbours, playing on Irish soil for the first time since July 2012.
A composed performance saw Ireland beat Italy 3-1 in the idyllic surrounds of Mori near Lake Garda this evening to put them in the driving seat to claim the Tri-Nations and continue their strong recent form.
Ireland’s men play their first game on home soil since June 2012 this weekend as they take on Wales in a pair of international ties at Belfield with Craig Fulton casting his eye over a much-changed squad.
Emily Beatty’s last gasp corner goal saw Ireland salvage a 1-1 draw against Scotland in their two-test series in Glasgow this afternoon, bouncing back from their Friday night 3-1 loss.
Ireland’s women fell to a 3-1 loss to Scotland in Glasgow in the first of five international games in nine days, falling at the hands of a side ramping up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games.
Ireland’s women begin their summer programme of challenge matches and tournaments on Friday in Glasgow with a two game series against a Scotland side amid their Commonwealth Games preparations.
Irish coach Darren Smith has named squads of 21 and 20 athletes for the first two phases of their summer programme in Scotland and Italy, respectively.
Stella Davis and Hannah Matthews are the two uncapped players named in Darren Smith’s extended panel of 25 for Ireland’s series of 17 games this summer.
Ireland ended second in their Four Nations tournament in Barcelona as they fell 4-2 to hosts Spain this morning, finishing ahead of Wales and Russia.
Ireland picked up their second win of the Four Nations tournament in Barcelona as Shane O’Donoghue’s 30th minute goal saw them add to Tuesday’s 5-3 win over Russia.
Timmy Cockram marked his return to the Irish senior squad with a second half hat-trick to see off Russia 5-3 in Barcelona yesterday, starting their Four Nations campaign in confident fashion.
Craig Fulton has brought in 12 different faces to the Irish men’s hockey team for a four-nations tournament in Spain next week from the panel that competed in the recent Champions Challenge I in Malaysia including former captain Ronan Gormley.
Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed clean sweeps against Scotland this week in Dublin with both running up three successive victories.
Ireland put paid to India’s perfect record in their three-game series between the sides as they played some scintillating hockey at both ends of the pitch in front of a healthy crowd.
Ireland were undone by two penalty corners in the first half as they fell 2-1 in their second game in their three game series heading into their last clash on Good Friday.
India inflicted a 3-1 defeat on Ireland ladies in the first game in their three-game series in Belfield tonight. Ireland were undone by their inability to get their short-corner routine functioning, whereas India had no such problems with theirs.
Ireland’s ladies take on India’s women in UCD on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening as part of their respective Champions Challenge I warm-up campaigns that start at the on the April 27 in Glasgow Scotland.