International Friendlies

Jackson’s corner strikes sees new look Ireland undone in 100th test

Jackson’s corner strikes sees new look Ireland undone in 100th test

April 11, 2014 | 1,240 views | Leave a comment

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 and England set for 100th test match

Ireland and England set for 100th test match

April 10, 2014 | 1,022 views | Leave a comment

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.

Fulton names first squad with Challenge I in mind

Fulton names first squad with Challenge I in mind

April 1, 2014 | 1,185 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Flanagan double fires Irish women to series win

O’Flanagan double fires Irish women to series win

January 15, 2014 | 685 views | Leave a comment

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.

Trio of late Spanish corners down Ireland’s men

Trio of late Spanish corners down Ireland’s men

January 15, 2014 | 665 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish women play out scoreless draw in Spain

Irish women play out scoreless draw in Spain

January 14, 2014 | 830 views | Leave a comment

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.

Experienced Spain see off Irish men

Experienced Spain see off Irish men

January 13, 2014 | 1,046 views | Leave a comment

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.

Ireland’s women stun Spain with three late goals

Ireland’s women stun Spain with three late goals

January 12, 2014 | 1,418 views | Leave a comment

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 strike late to land opening win

Spain’s women strike late to land opening win

January 12, 2014 | 633 views | Leave a comment

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.

McKinnon hands out eight debut caps in Spain draw

McKinnon hands out eight debut caps in Spain draw

January 12, 2014 | 1,357 views | Leave a comment

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.

Nine uncapped players in McKinnon’s Irish panel

Nine uncapped players in McKinnon’s Irish panel

December 30, 2013 | 2,068 views | Comments (1)

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 to face USA, South Africa and Spain

Ireland to face USA, South Africa and Spain

December 18, 2013 | 731 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Experimental Irish women’s squad set for Spain

Experimental Irish women’s squad set for Spain

December 13, 2013 | 1,902 views | Comments (1)

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

Catlin denies Ireland share of Hamburg spoils

Catlin denies Ireland share of Hamburg spoils

July 28, 2013 | 362 views | Leave a comment

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.

Jonker hat trick downs Ireland in Hamburg

Jonker hat trick downs Ireland in Hamburg

July 27, 2013 | 412 views | Comments (1)

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.

Germany hit Ireland for six in Hamburg

Germany hit Ireland for six in Hamburg

July 25, 2013 | 400 views | Comments (6)

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.

Shimmins in for Masters as Ireland face three of world’s top four

Shimmins in for Masters as Ireland face three of world’s top four

July 24, 2013 | 419 views | Leave a comment

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.

Bann’s Bell brings club’s international representation to nine

Bann’s Bell brings club’s international representation to nine

July 16, 2013 | 646 views | Leave a comment

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.

Smith’s Ireland complete unbeaten week with Scottish draw

Smith’s Ireland complete unbeaten week with Scottish draw

July 5, 2013 | 478 views | Leave a comment

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.

Late double fires Ireland to back-to-back wins

Late double fires Ireland to back-to-back wins

July 4, 2013 | 340 views | Leave a comment

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.