Smith’s competitive tenure as Ireland’s senior women’s coach opens with two challenge match defeats to Spain in Valencia
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Germany’s U-18 girls proved too strong for their Irish counterparts this week, sweeping their four-game series in Belfield.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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.