International Friendlies

Bakker steps up for Dutch men

Bakker steps up for Dutch men

January 21, 2012 | 575 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a heavy defeat in their first training match in Alicante against the Netherlands, a side recently rocked by head coach Paul van Ass’ decision to drop icons Teun de Nooijer and Taeke Taekema.

Frazer and Healy return to Irish women’s line-up

Frazer and Healy return to Irish women’s line-up

January 12, 2012 | 319 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer and Louisa Healy will make their returns to international action later this month following the duos inclusion in Gene Muller’s panel for their tour to South Africa.

Top quality OCQ build-up fixtures secured

Top quality OCQ build-up fixtures secured

January 11, 2012 | 319 views | Comments (9)

Ireland’s men will face four of the world’s top eleven sides in an intense five-week period as preprations ramp up for March’s Olympic qualifiers while the women have Belgium and South Africa in their sights

SA undo Ireland in Argentine opener

SA undo Ireland in Argentine opener

December 7, 2011 | 272 views | Leave a comment

A goal in each half saw World number 12 South Africa beat Ireland – ranked two places their junior – 2-0 in Quilmes in the first of eight games to be played by Ireland in Argentina over the next two weeks.

Irish women begin Argentine tour with SA clash

Irish women begin Argentine tour with SA clash

December 7, 2011 | 354 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s women begin their tour of Argentina this evening with a tie against South Africa as their back-to-back Four Nations’ tournaments start in Quilmes before heading on to Parana.

Student pair in Muller’s Irish mix

Student pair in Muller’s Irish mix

November 16, 2011 | 499 views | Comments (3)

Opportunity knocks for two of UCD’s leading lights as Gene Muller has made five changes from his European Championships panel for the upcoming trip to Argentina in December.

Irish women Argentina-bound for pre-Christmas tournaments

Irish women Argentina-bound for pre-Christmas tournaments

September 27, 2011 | 837 views | Comments (15)

Ireland’s women will get some much needed game time under their belt just prior to Christmas ad they travel to Argentina for a fortnight in December to play in a pair of Four Nations tournaments

Irish 0-45s reverse Welsh result with big win

Irish 0-45s reverse Welsh result with big win

August 22, 2011 | 349 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s O-45 women recorded a win and a loss from their two games this weekend in Cardiff, brilliantly reversing an earlier 4-1 defeat against Wales in June with victory on the same scoreline on Sunday

Eight minute burst sees Ireland downed 4-1 again in final Euros tune-up tie

Eight minute burst sees Ireland downed 4-1 again in final Euros tune-up tie

August 13, 2011 | 317 views | Comments (1)

A breathtaking second half spell saw Argentina notch a second 4-1 win over Ireland in two days at Belfield, turning a half-time tie into a second half spree; it was Gene Muller’s final build-up game for the European championships

Sublime Rebecchi upends game Irish effort

Sublime Rebecchi upends game Irish effort

August 12, 2011 | 453 views | Comments (2)

Carla Rebecchi provided the star turn for world number ones Argentina as they showed a clean pair of heels to Ireland this evening, inspiring a comfortable victory at Belfield in the first of their two-game series.

Selection issues abound after Argentine loss

Selection issues abound after Argentine loss

August 7, 2011 | 405 views | Leave a comment

How the weekend’s results and performances affect Paul Revington’s final selection for the European Championships was the main question at the end of today’s second tie between Argentina and Ireland, the visitors winning 4-1

Improved Irish fall to third Spanish loss

Improved Irish fall to third Spanish loss

August 7, 2011 | 474 views | Leave a comment

With the shackles released, Ireland produced their best hockey in the second half of their three game series with Spain at Belfield but a counter-attack penalty stroke denied the side the chance of breaking the Spaniard’s winning run.

Vila triple enough to beat lack lustre Irish

Vila triple enough to beat lack lustre Irish

August 6, 2011 | 384 views | Leave a comment

A malfunctioning green machine almost salvaged a late result but it would scarcely paper over the cracks of an error-laden performance against an Argentina side who looked keen for retribution following an INSEP pasting last week.

Spanish corner strike deja-vu for Ireland

Spanish corner strike deja-vu for Ireland

August 5, 2011 | 664 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a solo penalty corner strike for a second successive 1-0 loss to Spain as Lola Riera’s 45th minute drag-flick did the damage in Belfield.

Ybarra corner strike enough for Spain

Ybarra corner strike enough for Spain

August 4, 2011 | 420 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a 1-0 defeat in the first of their three-match series against Spain at Belfield as Rocio Ybarra’s 17th minute goal did the damage.

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

Nine wins from ten for Irish underage sides

July 8, 2011 | 322 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young stars enjoyed a fine week as the U-18 girls and both U-16 groups had successful international series against Celtic rivals.

Ton-up Maguire celebrates in style; five star U-18s outdo France

Ton-up Maguire celebrates in style; five star U-18s outdo France

July 1, 2011 | 488 views | Leave a comment

Two more Irish wins today as Phelie Maguire celebrated his 100th cap with a top-corner strike as Ireland claimed a free and easy 6-3 win over Egypt at Belfield, claiming their three game series 2-1; the U-18 girls won 5-1 against France

Egypt level three game series with rotating Irish

Egypt level three game series with rotating Irish

June 30, 2011 | 409 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s rotation passed 40 players for the summer as Monkstown’s Stephen Cole along with Banbridge duo Stephen Dowds and Phil Brown became the latest players to make their international debuts against Egypt

Revington assesses options after double win

Revington assesses options after double win

June 29, 2011 | 319 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men notched a pair of victories earlier this week as Paul Revington looks to finalise his panel for the upcoming Champions Challenge which gets underway next Saturday in Lille

Blakeney fires magnificent Celtic seven

Blakeney fires magnificent Celtic seven

June 18, 2011 | 382 views | Leave a comment

Peter Blakeney’s four star performance helped Ireland roll over an under-strength France in some style in Cardiff with plenty to spare, moving them close to retaining the Celtic Cup; Ireland also faced Pakistan in a close tie