International Friendlies

Speers fires Ireland to 4-1 win over Scotland

Speers fires Ireland to 4-1 win over Scotland

July 2, 2013 | 295 views | Leave a comment

After the staccato performance against Wales, Ireland’s women bounced back with an impressive victory over Scotland in Newtownabbey on a day when Shirley McCay played in her 150th international match, donning the armband.

Welsh nip Irish win hopes in the Budd

Welsh nip Irish win hopes in the Budd

July 1, 2013 | 348 views | Comments (1)

Ireland put in a “faltering performance” as they drew with world number 27 side Wales this afternoon as Katrin Budd’s late goal saw Wales earn a share of the spoils on a day when Alex Speers was awarded her 150th international cap.

McCay and Speers to hit 150 mark as Irish Euro preparations continue

McCay and Speers to hit 150 mark as Irish Euro preparations continue

June 30, 2013 | 580 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay and Alex Speers will both win their 150th international caps this week as Ireland play four senior international challenge matches as the Irish women’s team make a first ever appearance at the recently upgraded Glade in Newtownabbey.

O’Flanagan treble earns share of three match spoils with Canada

O’Flanagan treble earns share of three match spoils with Canada

June 25, 2013 | 384 views | Leave a comment

Deirdre Duke’s first senior international goal saw Ireland take a share of the evening’s spoils against Canada and also split their three-game series with a win a piece prior to this 4-4 draw.

Corner double sees Irish women beat Canada

Corner double sees Irish women beat Canada

June 24, 2013 | 680 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior women bounced back from Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Canada to level the series with the decider set for Tuesday evening (7.30pm, Belfield).

Symmons hits 200 but Canada spoil the party

Symmons hits 200 but Canada spoil the party

June 22, 2013 | 567 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Symmons was not given the win she wanted to mark her 200th cap as Ireland succumbed 3-2 to world ranked number 23 side Canada at a wet and windy Belfield.

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

June 21, 2013 | 998 views | Comments (1)

Kate Dillon is finding life a whole lot busier since finally being called up to the central panel of the Irish senior women’s hockey team.

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

June 20, 2013 | 618 views | Comments (7)

Nikki Symmons will become the first Irish woman in any team sport to amass 200 caps tomorrow when the national hockey team takes on Canada as preparations continue for August’s European championships.

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

Ireland Masters open with pair of wins over Wales

June 15, 2013 | 398 views | Leave a comment

The three Irish Masters women’s teams played Wales on Friday afternoon recording two strong wins and a draw to get their busy weekend of action off to a good start.

Smith frustrated as gung-ho performance sees Ireland lose 4-3

Smith frustrated as gung-ho performance sees Ireland lose 4-3

June 11, 2013 | 332 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith described some of Ireland’s play as “thoughtless” as they fell to a frustrating 4-3 loss to Scotland as their attacking play improved in parts but defensively his side were punished.

Jacob’s last gasp goal secures Scottish draw

Jacob’s last gasp goal secures Scottish draw

June 10, 2013 | 441 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jaocb’s 69th minute equaliser saw Ireland snatch a 2-2 draw against Scotland in Edinburgh in their first build-up game to August’s European championships this afternoon.

Scotland and South Africa set to test new look Ireland

Scotland and South Africa set to test new look Ireland

June 9, 2013 | 660 views | Comments (2)

An extensive build-up campaign toward the European championships begins on Monday for the Irish women as Darren Smith’s new look squad as they take on Scotland before meeting South Africa in Peffermill on Tuesday.

Smith omits experienced quartet in new look Irish squad

Smith omits experienced quartet in new look Irish squad

May 28, 2013 | 493 views | Comments (16)

Darren Smith has left out the vastly experienced quartet of Cliodhna Sargent, Sinead McCarthy, Miriam Crowley and Aine Connery from the Irish women’s senior squad for the foreseeable future.

Germany square series with 5-2 win over Ireland

Germany square series with 5-2 win over Ireland

May 19, 2013 | 403 views | Comments (11)

Three goals in a four minute spell either side of half-time proved the difference as Germany bounced back from Friday’s defeat to record a 5-2 win over Ireland, sharing the series.

Irish topple Olympic champions Germany

Irish topple Olympic champions Germany

May 18, 2013 | 323 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men produced a superb performance to beat reigning Olympic champions Germany 3-2 in Heilbronn last night in their first build-up game for the World League round three.

Lorimer and Buser to answer Ireland’s call

Lorimer and Buser to answer Ireland’s call

May 8, 2013 | 641 views | Comments (3)

Andrew Meredith looks set to hand international debuts to Lisnagarvey duo James Lorimer and Daniel Buser having named a 20-man Irish squad for three tests against Olympic champions Germany later this month.

IHA announce series of 11 challenge matches for senior women

IHA announce series of 11 challenge matches for senior women

April 20, 2013 | 358 views | Leave a comment

The IHA have confirmed a series of 11 initial fixtures this summer in the build-up to August’s European championships in August as the Irish women attempt to bounce back from their World League elimination.

Irish end Malaysia series with 3-1 defeat

Irish end Malaysia series with 3-1 defeat

February 13, 2013 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Ahmad Tajuddin’s pair helped Malaysia make it three from three as Ireland’s World League 2 warm-up games completed earlier today with a 3-1 loss in the Bukit Jalil stadium.

O’Flanagan fires Ireland to Spanish victory; three and easy for Malaysia

O’Flanagan fires Ireland to Spanish victory; three and easy for Malaysia

February 11, 2013 | 577 views | Leave a comment

Mixed fortunes for the Irish senior teams in their World League preparatory games as the women saw off Spain 1-0 but the men fell 3-0 in Kuala Lumpur against Malaysia

Irish men shake off jet lag with Malaysian loss

Irish men shake off jet lag with Malaysian loss

February 10, 2013 | 417 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a slightly lethargic opening performance against Malaysia yesterday in their first warm-up game ahead of the World League round two, lining out within a day of travelling to South East Asia