International Friendlies

Cole makes debut as Irish push Germany close

Cole makes debut as Irish push Germany close

April 9, 2012 | 329 views | Comments (1)

Jonny Bruton scored on his return to the Irish men’s national team but it was not enough to stop Paul Revington’s side from falling to a 3-2 defeat to world number two side Germany in Mannheim.

German series to test Revington’s panel

German series to test Revington’s panel

April 4, 2012 | 313 views | Comments (2)

Life after the Olympic qualifiers begins for the Irish senior men’s squad this weekend as a panel of 20 go to Mannheim for three, back-to-back matches in Germany, two against the senior setup and one against an U-21 side.

Ireland complete build-up with big wins

Ireland complete build-up with big wins

March 5, 2012 | 290 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men completed their Olympic qualifier warm-up with two more comprehensive wins over the Czech Republic in Belfield over the weekend

Hungry Irish win comfortably over Czechs

Hungry Irish win comfortably over Czechs

March 1, 2012 | 327 views | Comments (1)

Using many of the panel ruled out of next week’s Olympic qualifiers by this afternoon’s final selection, Ireland put in an impressively hungry display to defeat the Czech Republic in an uncapped challenge match to start a three-game series.

Trio of 3-0s for Irish women over France

Trio of 3-0s for Irish women over France

February 27, 2012 | 394 views | Leave a comment

Ireland showed a liking for the Beerschot turf – the venue of their Olympic qualifier – as they ran up three 3-0 wins in training games against France in 48 hours.

Irish men Czech in for two international dates

Irish men Czech in for two international dates

February 23, 2012 | 338 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men will play two fixtures against the Czech Republic next week to complete their warm-up programme for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament which gets underway on March 10.

Valencia camp ends on low note for Ireland

Valencia camp ends on low note for Ireland

February 13, 2012 | 273 views | Leave a comment

Ireland finished off their series of challenge matches in Valencia with three successive losses with no goals accruing to sound a couple of warning bells for Paul Revington’s men.

Belgium bounce back with emphatic win

Belgium bounce back with emphatic win

February 9, 2012 | 310 views | Leave a comment

Belgium bounced back from two successive defeats in Valencia – one against France, one against Ireland – as they showed their quality against Paul Revington’s side who made several changes.

Ireland draw once more with top five side

Ireland draw once more with top five side

February 6, 2012 | 326 views | Comments (2)

Ireland drew 1-1 with Spain in their first game of their second Spanish training camp in Valencia – full game video and report included

SA tour ends with rained off Belgian tie

SA tour ends with rained off Belgian tie

February 2, 2012 | 348 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s women ended their South African tour on a drenched note as a deluge at half-time saw their final game of the Investec Tri-Nations series abandoned at half-time with the score locked at 1-1.

Revs rings changes for second Spain trip

Revs rings changes for second Spain trip

February 1, 2012 | 579 views | Comments (5)

Paul Revington has been forced into a series of changes to his Irish men’s setup for their second Spanish training camp which sets out for Valencia this Saturday.

Terblanche denies Ireland first Tri-win

Terblanche denies Ireland first Tri-win

February 1, 2012 | 433 views | Comments (6)

Ireland were denied their first win of the Investec Tri-Nations series as Nicolene Terblanche’s goal five minutes from time cancelled out Michelle Harvey’s early opening goal in their game against South Africa

Irish women fall to third narrow loss

Irish women fall to third narrow loss

January 30, 2012 | 291 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to their third successive 1-0 loss as Sofie Gierts pounced to give Belgium their second consecutive win over Ireland in Randburg.

Coetzee shoots South Africa to narrow win

Coetzee shoots South Africa to narrow win

January 29, 2012 | 320 views | Leave a comment

World record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee nailed a penalty corner drag-flick past the outstanding Emma Gray in the seventh minute to clinch the opening Investec Tri-Nations Series match 1-0 at Randburg Hockey Stadium yesterday.

De Groof goal hands Belgium victory

De Groof goal hands Belgium victory

January 28, 2012 | 309 views | Leave a comment

Stephanie de Groof’s 11th minute goal handed Belgium victory in the second build up game to the Investec Triangular series in Randburg, gaining an early morale boon over Ireland ahead of their vital showdown in Beerschot

Cockram double hands Ireland second GB draw

Cockram double hands Ireland second GB draw

January 27, 2012 | 320 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s men notched a second successive draw against Great Britain in Bisham Abbey but were this time grateful to notching a final hooter corner goal where, a day earlier, they missed out in the final throes

Gleghorne nets against brother’s nation

Gleghorne nets against brother’s nation

January 27, 2012 | 311 views | Leave a comment

In Ireland’s fourth training match this week, Paul Gleghorne scored against the side his brother now represents as honours were shared with GB at Bisham Abbey in the first of two games in England.

Sargent bashes Ireland to SA victory

Sargent bashes Ireland to SA victory

January 26, 2012 | 503 views | Leave a comment

Hard-hitting Cliodhna Sargent netted 43 seconds from time to hand Ireland their first ever victory over South Africa, winning their warm-up game at high altitude in Randburg.

Dutch claim third win but Ireland upbeat

Dutch claim third win but Ireland upbeat

January 24, 2012 | 313 views | Leave a comment

Ireland completed the first Spanish leg of their training camp with another loss to the Netherlands though assistant coach Arul Anthoni suggested to The Hook it was a close tie against classy opposition

Jackson cracker can’t prevent second loss

Jackson cracker can’t prevent second loss

January 22, 2012 | 333 views | Comments (3)

Ireland put in an improved showing against the Netherlands in the second of their training games in Alicante this afternoon but could not garner a result, falling 2-1