International Friendlies

Comeback comes just short as Ireland fall in exhilarating opening tie with England

Comeback comes just short as Ireland fall in exhilarating opening tie with England

July 4, 2014 | 926 views | Leave a comment

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.

Experienced trio added to Fulton’s squad for England ties

Experienced trio added to Fulton’s squad for England ties

July 1, 2014 | 1,032 views | Leave a comment

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.

Corner duo secure feisty win for Ireland

Corner duo secure feisty win for Ireland

June 29, 2014 | 908 views | Leave a comment

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.

Carson and O’Donoghue strike late as Irish men slay dragons

Carson and O’Donoghue strike late as Irish men slay dragons

June 29, 2014 | 748 views | Leave a comment

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. 

Comfortable Irish showing in Tri-Nations opener

Comfortable Irish showing in Tri-Nations opener

June 26, 2014 | 864 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish men line out on home soil for first time in two years; Connery back for women

Irish men line out on home soil for first time in two years; Connery back for women

June 25, 2014 | 1,146 views | Leave a comment

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.

Beatty rebound earns draw for much improved Irish

Beatty rebound earns draw for much improved Irish

June 22, 2014 | 802 views | Leave a comment

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.

Kidd double downs Ireland in first Scottish tie

Kidd double downs Ireland in first Scottish tie

June 20, 2014 | 619 views | Leave a comment

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.

Davis the uncapped player for Scotland series

Davis the uncapped player for Scotland series

June 19, 2014 | 766 views | Leave a comment

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.

Smith rotates panel for Scotland and Italy trips

Smith rotates panel for Scotland and Italy trips

June 13, 2014 | 945 views | Comments (1)

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.

Davis and Matthews the uncapped players added to women’s summer panel

Davis and Matthews the uncapped players added to women’s summer panel

May 26, 2014 | 2,002 views | Comments (1)

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.

Spain quality sees Ireland finish second in Barca

Spain quality sees Ireland finish second in Barca

May 16, 2014 | 844 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Donoghue’s solo strike sets up Spain showdown

O’Donoghue’s solo strike sets up Spain showdown

May 15, 2014 | 820 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cockram hat trick sees off Russia in goal frenzy

Cockram hat trick sees off Russia in goal frenzy

May 13, 2014 | 898 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dozen changes as Fulton continues to experiment

Dozen changes as Fulton continues to experiment

May 8, 2014 | 1,620 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

April 19, 2014 | 1,338 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed clean sweeps against Scotland this week in Dublin with both running up three successive victories.

O’Flanagan on the Double as Irish enterprise pegs back India

O’Flanagan on the Double as Irish enterprise pegs back India

April 18, 2014 | 908 views | Leave a comment

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.

Deflected corner double downs Ireland for second time

Deflected corner double downs Ireland for second time

April 18, 2014 | 980 views | Leave a comment

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.

Ireland undone by India’s Corners on Rani’s 100th Game

Ireland undone by India’s Corners on Rani’s 100th Game

April 15, 2014 | 953 views | Leave a comment

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.

India series begins busy schedule for Smith’s Ireland

India series begins busy schedule for Smith’s Ireland

April 14, 2014 | 902 views | Leave a comment

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.