Craig Fulton’s tenure as Irish senior men’s hockey coach began with a 3-0 defeat to world number four side England in Reading last night.
Ireland’s men play England this evening and tomorrow morning in two challenge matches as part of their build-up to the Champions Challenge I in Malaysia in what will be Craig Fulton’s first game in charge.
Craig Fulton’s first squad as Irish coach has an experimental look to it, building on the new look side that lined out in Spain earlier this year under Mick McKinnon as the South African reacquaints himself with the setup.
Two second half goals from UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan were enough for Ireland’s women to beat Spain 2-0 in Terassa on Wednesday and seal a 2-1 series victory with one drawn game between the two sides in a four-game trip.
Ireland’s men were left frustrated by a trio of second half corner decisions that saw them fall to a second loss from three outings against Spain in Terrassa, ending the series at 2-0 for Salva Indurain’s side.
Ireland’s women played out a low-key 0-0 draw with Spain in the third game of their four match series in Terrassa yesterday morning with chances at a premium.
Ireland’s young charges fell 3-1 to Spain in the second of their three game series in Terrassa having drawn their initial tie on Saturday 1-1.
Audrey O’Flynn, Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan all scored in the closing three minutes in their second game of four tour games, beating Spain 4-2 in Barcelona, handing Ireland a stunning late win over their hosts.
Spain’s women nabbed two goals in the closing eight minutes to snatch the opening laurels from their four match series in Terrassa as Gigi Oliva and Maria Lopez snatched late goals for a 3-2 win.
Davy Carson’s late goal earned a new look Ireland an encouraging 1-1 against world number eight side Spain as Mick McKinnon handed out eight international debuts in his first game in charge.
Interim Irish men’s senior coach Mick McKinnon has named a fresh-faced 17-player squad to travel to Terrassa, Spain for a three-game tour from January 10 to 16.
Ireland’s women have been handed a tough group in the FIH Champions Challenge I as they face South Africa (world ranked 11), USA (10) and Spain (14) in the tournament being staged at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, Scotland from April 27 to May 4. Hosts Scotland feature in Pool A alongside Korea (8), Belgium […]
Eight players could potentially make their international debuts for Darren Smith’s Irish senior women’s side in January following the announcement of his latest panel
Nick Catlin’s 68th minute goal denied Ireland a draw in their closing Hamburg Masters tie this afternoon, his corner goal handing world number four side England a 3-2 win.
Constantijn Jonker’s second hat trick in two games powered the Netherlands to a comfortable 4-0 win over Ireland to inflict a second heavy defeat at the Hamburg Masters.
Olympic champions Germany swept to a 6-0 win over an experimental Ireland on day one of the Hamburg Masters yesterday, inflicting the heaviest defeat on the side since 1997.
Kirk Shimmins has been brought in as a last minute replacement to make his senior international debut in place of Davy Carson for the Hamburg Masters which gets underway this afternoon in Germany.
Banbridge man Matthew Bell is in line to win his first international cap as Andrew Meredith made a string of changes to the Irish senior men’s panel for the upcoming Hamburg Masters tournament.
Ireland completed their week unbeaten as they played out a 1-1 draw with Scotland at Newtownabbey, adding to a pair of wins over the Scots along with Monday’s draw with Wales.
After a couple of middling results against Wales and Canada, Ireland’s senior women produced impressive back-to-back wins over Scotland in Newtownabbey as second half goals from Anna O’Flanagan and Megan Frazer saw them succeed 2-0.