International Friendlies

Ireland complete Belgian whitewash

Ireland complete Belgian whitewash

August 8, 2010 | 305 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (Alex Speers, Jean McDonnell) Belgium 1 (Morgane Vouche) For the third day running, Ireland wrapped up victory with something to spare as they netted twice in the first half at the National Hockey Stadium and while, Morgane Vouche got the Belgians in range, the hosts always held the aces. Alex Speers broke the […]

Ireland notch second comfortable Belgian win

Ireland notch second comfortable Belgian win

August 7, 2010 | 282 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 3 (Cliodhna Sargent, Nikki Evans, Miriam Crowley) Belgium 1 (Valerie Vermeersch) Ireland again showed an enterprising spirit as they swept by Belgium for a second day running at the National Hockey Stadium as both sides continue with experimental sides. Emma Clarke returned to the side, coming in for Anna O’Flanagan in the match day […]

Young Irish end losing run in style

Young Irish end losing run in style

August 6, 2010 | 294 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 4 (Michelle Harvey 2, Nikki Evans 2) Belgium 0 A four-star second half performance saw Ireland end their Belgian hoodoo in fine fashion at the National Hockey Stadium as Nikki Evans and Michelle Harvey (pictured, right) both scored twice. It ended the country’s ten game losing streak in the best possible manner as a […]

Jermyn back in Ireland fold for Malaysian ties

Jermyn back in Ireland fold for Malaysian ties

August 3, 2010 | 332 views | Comments (1)

Paul Revington plans to use at least 25 players as Ireland’s men return to their international schedule after a brief summer break as the build-up to 2011’s European championships ramps up with a four-game series against Malaysia from August 18 to 22. The coach had named four separate groups of 15 players for each of […]

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

McConnell returns, Clarke in line for 100

August 3, 2010 | 497 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will stick with a similar, experimental make-up to the squad which played Scotland recently with Gene Muller making two changes to the panel for next weekend’s series against Belgium. Kate McConnell (left) returns to the senior panel for the first time since July 2008 when she featured in the Celtic Cup in Garryduff with […]

Malaysians set to return for Irish series

Malaysians set to return for Irish series

July 26, 2010 | 298 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington’s Irish men’s team have a busy August in store as Malaysia have been confirmed as visitors for a four match series (times and dates to be confirmed) before taking on a five nations event in Paris. Ranked 14 in the world, Malaysia are the highest placed side Revington has beaten with Ireland since […]

Scots complete clean sweep over Irish women

Scots complete clean sweep over Irish women

July 25, 2010 | 336 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s international challenge match Scotland 3 (Kareena Marshall, Susan Hamilton, Aimee Clark) Ireland 1 (Alex Speers) Scotland completed a clean sweep from their three match series with Ireland this afternoon in Forthbank, finding it a smoother transition to bed in their three new squad additions than Ireland’s sixth. Old Alex goalkeeper Pamela Smithwick was […]

McDonnell strike not enough for Ireland

McDonnell strike not enough for Ireland

July 24, 2010 | 361 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international challenge match Scotland 2 (Louise Baxter, Vikki Bunce) Ireland 1 (Jean McDonnell) Despite Jean McDonnell’s stunning second half effort, an experimental Ireland side fell 2-1 to a Scottish side also using this series to assess their options as the Forthbank hosts fielded two debutants for Saturday’s tie. The Scots took the lead […]

Five make debut but Kidd settles tie

Five make debut but Kidd settles tie

July 24, 2010 | 315 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international challenge match Scotland 1 (Nikki Kidd) Ireland 0 Gene Muller handed five Irish players their first senior international caps but they were unable to turn the tide against Scotland as a 40th minute goal settled the tie with Nikki Kidd dragging home the winner in the first of the three match series […]

Six debutants in for Scotland series

Six debutants in for Scotland series

July 22, 2010 | 353 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has named six uncapped players in his squad for this weekend’s three-match series against Scotland in Stirling this weekend. The selection comes 13 months before Ireland’s first shot at claiming an Olympic spot at the European championships in Monchengladbach in late August 2011 with this series – and three games against Belgium in […]

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

Malone’s U-18s triple up against Scots

July 6, 2010 | 283 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s completed an excellent trio of games with their most emphatic win of three over Scotland at Jordanstown on Monday as they picked up a 3-0 win. Leah Ewart was on target for the third game in-a-row while Rebecca Barry and Katie Codyre (left) were also on the mark. It concludes their build-up to […]

Pair of draws ends men’s summer unbeaten

Pair of draws ends men’s summer unbeaten

July 4, 2010 | 266 views | Leave a comment

Senior Men’s international fixtures Saturday: Ireland 1 (Alan Sothern) France 1 (Joost Jansen) Sunday: Ireland 3 (Eugene Magee 2, David Ames) France 3 Ireland produced an incredible fight-back in the third of their three matches against France to sign off on their summer six-match campaign unbeaten with the Celtic Cup and a series win under […]

Hurtz strikes thrice for third Aussie win

Hurtz strikes thrice for third Aussie win

July 4, 2010 | 273 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s international Ireland 1 (Lisa Jacob) Australia 4 (Emily Hurtz 3, Megan Rivers) Emily Hurtz (pictured, below left) completed her role as Ireland’s tormentor with a trio of close range corner goals in a game defined by a string of set pieces but little excitement from play. Australia notched seven corners in the first […]

Major milestones for Cockram and Cleland

Major milestones for Cockram and Cleland

July 3, 2010 | 272 views | Leave a comment

Timmy Cockram and Bridget Cleland are both set to hit major international appearance landmarks today on what will be the busiest day of the international summer with six Irish outfits doing battle. Cockram – like Irish men’s skipper Ronan Gormley last week – scored on his 99th cap and will be aiming to extend Ireland’s […]

Deja-vu as Hurtz strikes again for Aussies

Deja-vu as Hurtz strikes again for Aussies

July 2, 2010 | 296 views | Leave a comment

Senior Women’s International Ireland 0 Australia 1 (Emily Hurtz) For the second game running, Emily Hurtz proved Ireland’s denier, this time striking just two and a half minutes from time to deny Ireland a famous draw at Belfield against the world number fives. Again, they would have been reasonable value for it as the hockeyroos […]

Slick Ireland surpass French again

Slick Ireland surpass French again

July 1, 2010 | 276 views | Leave a comment

Senior men’s international (Cookstown) Ireland 3 (Timmy Cockram, Andy McConnell, Chris Cargo) France 1 (Guillaume Deront) Ireland’s men produced another slick, fast-flowing performance to dispatch France 3-1 last night in the first senior international to be played at Cookstown’s new Coolnafranky facility. Timmy Cockram (pictured) linked up brilliantly with David Ames – who impressed throughout […]

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

U-18s undone on final day by Belgians

July 1, 2010 | 312 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18s concluded their three-game series with Belgium with a pair of defeats at Belfield this morning, the boys missing out by the odd goal in five while the visitors found their form in the girl’s tie to win comfortably. The girls, as a result, ended up tying the series with a win, draw and […]

Mega-Hurtz strike denies dogged Ireland

Mega-Hurtz strike denies dogged Ireland

June 30, 2010 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Senior women’s International fixture Ireland 0 Australia 1 (Emily Hurtz) A gritty Irish performance fell just short as Emily Hurtz’ (pictured) superbly arrowed shot two minutes into the second half settled the tie. As befitting a world number five side, Australia played at a lively, sharp tempo but Ireland’s defence – with Sinead McCarthy coming […]

Belgium bounce back in U-18 ties

Belgium bounce back in U-18 ties

June 30, 2010 | 321 views | Leave a comment

Ireland U-18 boys 1 (Owen Magee) Belgium 5; Ireland U-18 girls 1 (Naomi Carroll) Belgium 1 A tired-looking Irish U-18 boys – playing their fifth match since Friday – fell 5-1 this afternoon to a stylish and technically sound Belgian outfit at Belfield, coming back from an early goal deficit. Owen Magee had given the […]

Clean bill of health for Revington and Muller

Clean bill of health for Revington and Muller

June 30, 2010 | 350 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has no fresh injury worries ahead of the three-game series with Australia which gets underway in Belfield this evening following a tough workout at the Four-Nations tournament in Germany last weekend. It means the squad is as announced on June 15 with Louisa Healy coming back in for possibly her 50th cap while […]