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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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