International Friendlies

Smith tenure opens with pair of Spanish defeats

Smith tenure opens with pair of Spanish defeats

February 10, 2013 | 280 views | Leave a comment

Smith’s competitive tenure as Ireland’s senior women’s coach opens with two challenge match defeats to Spain in Valencia

Caruth absence adds to tricky start to 2013 for green machine

Caruth absence adds to tricky start to 2013 for green machine

February 8, 2013 | 3,890 views | Comments (1)

Andrew Meredith’s World League panel took another hit on the eve of their departure as Peter Caruth was forced out of the trip to Asia due to a leg injury; international absentees make for intriguing Leinster league ties

Smith starts with Spanish encounters; women’s weekend preview

Smith starts with Spanish encounters; women’s weekend preview

February 8, 2013 | 2,769 views | Comments (1)

Darren Smith’s coaching rein takes its first venture into the competitive realm this afternoon when they play a friendly tie against Spain in Valencia.

Smith names tried and trusted first selection

Smith names tried and trusted first selection

January 9, 2013 | 421 views | Comments (10)

New Irish women’s coach Darren Smith’s first international selection is along tried and trusted lines as he admits he has “been unable to see the athletes in person” just yet.

Ames an intriguing omission from Meredith’s first Irish squad

Ames an intriguing omission from Meredith’s first Irish squad

October 30, 2012 | 511 views | Comments (12)

David Ames is an informative omissions from the latest Irish men’s senior national team, heightening fears he will take up the option of sitting out three years of international hockey in a bid to declare for Great Britain.

Classy Smith double undoes Ireland

Classy Smith double undoes Ireland

September 24, 2012 | 298 views | Leave a comment

Denis Pritchard’s Irish senior women’s team got an idea of the task ahead of them as Australia showed a sharp edge in their warm-up game on Sunday afternoon, six days prior to the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I.

Mullan and Gray retained from Wales series

Mullan and Gray retained from Wales series

August 31, 2012 | 546 views | Comments (3)

Katie Mullan and Nicola Gray are the two newcomers to retain their place in the Irish women’s panel from last week’s Wales’ series as they complete their formal match practice in Scotland from September 7-9.

Carroll and Mullan star as Irish whitewash Wales

Carroll and Mullan star as Irish whitewash Wales

August 26, 2012 | 548 views | Leave a comment

Multi-talented Naomi Carroll showed her potential in an Irish hockey jersey as she showed a poacher’s instinct to net twice in a 3-1 win over Wales; Ireland won 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, making it a series whitewash

Eight newcomers see off Wales

Eight newcomers see off Wales

August 24, 2012 | 332 views | Comments (1)

Eight new caps helped Ireland start their preparations for the Champions Challenge I in earnest as they wiped out a similarly new-look Wales in the first of three games this weekend at Belfield.

Opportunity knocks for young Irish panel

Opportunity knocks for young Irish panel

August 22, 2012 | 657 views | Leave a comment

Interim women’s coach Denis Pritchard has a chance to assess the merits of a string of newcomers this weekend as Wales visit Belfield as part of the warm-up programme for the Champions Challenge I.

Irish U-21s shoot down Wales to sign off for Euros in emphatic fashion

Irish U-21s shoot down Wales to sign off for Euros in emphatic fashion

July 13, 2012 | 500 views | Comments (3)

The numbers continue to pile up for the Irish U-21 boy’s side as they brought their tally to five wins from five and 19 goals to their name to build up for the European ‘C’ division campaign in Bratislava next week.

German class too much for Irish U18 girls

German class too much for Irish U18 girls

June 24, 2012 | 697 views | Leave a comment

Germany’s U-18 girls proved too strong for their Irish counterparts this week, sweeping their four-game series in Belfield.

Spain thrash Irish for 2-1 series win

Spain thrash Irish for 2-1 series win

June 15, 2012 | 550 views | Leave a comment

Spain took the series laurels as they showed the cutting edge to bounce back from defeat to Ireland a day earlier while Ali Smith made his international debut in Santander while Mikey Watt played his 100th game in green.

Maiden Carson and Carlisle goals top Spain

Maiden Carson and Carlisle goals top Spain

June 14, 2012 | 356 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior men will hope they have provided inspiration to their footballing counterparts as they beat Spain 3-2 on Thursday afternoon in Santander.

Spain edge out Irish men; Carlisle debuts

Spain edge out Irish men; Carlisle debuts

June 12, 2012 | 367 views | Comments (2)

Drew Carlisle came off the bench to earn his first international cap in the first of their three game series against Spain as Paul Revington continues to test out new faces in the Irish setup

Smith completes Irish senior men’s panel

Smith completes Irish senior men’s panel

June 11, 2012 | 611 views | Leave a comment

Uncapped Ali Smith was confirmed today as the 18th member of the Irish men’s senior panel who travel to Santander to play a series of three games against Olympic-bound Spain; Ireland A and U-16 selections announced

Austria provide Irish U-16 with vital warm-up

Austria provide Irish U-16 with vital warm-up

May 28, 2012 | 475 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16s stepped up their respective boys and girls preparations for the European championships this weekend with a three-game series against Austria; video and photo links included

Extensive Irish men’s senior panel named

Extensive Irish men’s senior panel named

May 22, 2012 | 821 views | Comments (2)

Paul Revington has named an extensive panel for his last two months in charge of the Irish senior men’s team with over 50 players involved in various phases; IHA release further statement on Revington departure

Pritchard makes four changes to Irish women

Pritchard makes four changes to Irish women

May 17, 2012 | 653 views | Comments (5)

Denis Pritchard has stuck mainly with the tried and trusted as he named his first panel since taking over as interim Irish women’s senior coach as they take on the Investec London Cup, starting on June 6

Cookstown pair hand Ireland German win

Cookstown pair hand Ireland German win

April 11, 2012 | 541 views | Comments (14)

Cookstown natives Ian Sloan and David Ames handed Ireland just their second ever victory over Germany – the current world number two side – in their challenge match in Mannheim.