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Ireland in seventh heaven as picture perfect performance sees Smith’s side through to WL3

Ireland in seventh heaven as picture perfect performance sees Smith’s side through to WL3

March 21, 2015 | 1,229 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women put in a breathtaking first half performance to seal progression to the final phase of the Olympic qualifying process as they beat Belarus 7-0 at the UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 in Belfield.

IHA outline benefits of Irish Hockey League ahead of Ulster special general meeting

IHA outline benefits of Irish Hockey League ahead of Ulster special general meeting

March 21, 2015 | 1,722 views | Leave a comment

Irish Hockey Association acting chairman Rob Johnson has written directly to the constituent members in Ulster to “assist your understanding of the new full season IHL and the critical importance of the IHA remaining as a united family”.

Ireland bound for Belgium after SA fall to Egypt

Ireland bound for Belgium after SA fall to Egypt

March 20, 2015 | 989 views | Leave a comment

While the Irish women push forward their Olympic agenda at Belfield this week, Craig Fulton’s men’s team have been given another nudge forward from an unexpected source.

Evans and Frazer find route past Lithuania’s parked bus

Evans and Frazer find route past Lithuania’s parked bus

March 19, 2015 | 826 views | Leave a comment

Scarcely entertaining but Ireland got the job done and took another assured performance step forward in the Olympic qualification process with a 2-0 quarter-final win over Lithuania in Belfield in the UDG Healthcare World League Round Two.

Unlucky 13 for inexperienced Turkey as Ireland show ruthless streak to top Pool A

Unlucky 13 for inexperienced Turkey as Ireland show ruthless streak to top Pool A

March 17, 2015 | 1,190 views | Leave a comment

Ireland proved far too strong for Turkey to complete their UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 with a huge 13-0 win, with Naomi Carroll netting four times at Belfield.

Dillon delight as Ireland make it two wins from two

Dillon delight as Ireland make it two wins from two

March 15, 2015 | 1,328 views | Leave a comment

Set piece goals from Aine Connery and Kate Dillon saw Ireland make it two wins from two at the UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 in Belfield, seeing off Canada 2-1; there were also wins for Ukraine, Chile and Austria

Five-star Ireland cruise past sluggish Ukraine

Five-star Ireland cruise past sluggish Ukraine

March 14, 2015 | 864 views | Leave a comment

Ireland cruised to a powerful opening victory in Pool A of the UDG Healthcare Hockey World League Round 2, beating Ukraine 5-0 at Belfield; Canada made a confident first step forward as they saw off the world number 38 side Turkey; Belarus and Chile also win on day one

Smith ready for toughest of three WL2 tournaments; sacrifices worth it for Frazer

Smith ready for toughest of three WL2 tournaments; sacrifices worth it for Frazer

March 13, 2015 | 1,072 views | Leave a comment

On the eve of World League round two in Dublin, Darren Smith gives his thoughts on the tournament; Megan Frazer talks about the sacrifices required to compete at the highest level while we outline how you can follow the tournament

Ireland add gold to Olympic progression as O’Donoghue shoots down Austria

Ireland add gold to Olympic progression as O’Donoghue shoots down Austria

March 9, 2015 | 2,190 views | Comments (1)

Player of the tournament Shane O’Donoghue was once again the goal-scoring hero as his 35th minute goal saw Ireland beat Austria 2-1 in San Diego, capping a superb week with a sixth successive victory.

O’Donoghue double shoots Ireland to World League 3

O’Donoghue double shoots Ireland to World League 3

March 7, 2015 | 813 views | Leave a comment

A pair of Shane O’Donoghue penalty corners around the 40-minute mark saw Ireland win through to the final of the Hockey World League round two in San Diego. More importantly, the result means Ireland are into WL3 when the Olympic qualifying places will be doled out.

Explosive dozen does for T&T as Ireland move step closer to World League 3 place

Explosive dozen does for T&T as Ireland move step closer to World League 3 place

March 5, 2015 | 965 views | Leave a comment

Ireland powered through to the semi-finals of the World League round two with a 12-2 win over Trinidad and Tobago with nine different scorers on the mark in San Diego.

Italian job complete as Ireland top WL2 group

Italian job complete as Ireland top WL2 group

March 3, 2015 | 932 views | Leave a comment

Ireland topped their World League round two group with a third straight win in San Diego, seeing off Italy 2-0 despite being slightly wasteful with their many chances.

Ireland defy sodden San Diego turf to beat Austria

Ireland defy sodden San Diego turf to beat Austria

March 2, 2015 | 1,299 views | Leave a comment

Ireland made it two wins from two at the World League Round Two at a rain-soaked Chula Vista in San Diego, seeing off a tricky Austrian opponent 3-1 to add to Saturday’s 8-0 win over Chile.

Magic eight as Ireland get off to a flyer

Magic eight as Ireland get off to a flyer

February 28, 2015 | 1,048 views | Leave a comment

Four first quarter goals powered Ireland to a confident 8-0 victory over Chile in their opening World League round two group game in Chula Vista, San Diego.

Masters Over-40s seeking new management team

Masters Over-40s seeking new management team

February 27, 2015 | 911 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Masters across all age ranges will get into gear this year with the Interpros Series to be held in Lisnagarvey’s facility at Hillsborough on April 18 and 19.

Acclimitisation complete as Fulton’s Ireland ready to formally begin Olympic qualifying bid

Acclimitisation complete as Fulton’s Ireland ready to formally begin Olympic qualifying bid

February 26, 2015 | 1,380 views | Comments (2)

After nine warm-up matches in 2015 already, Craig Fulton’s Irish senior men formally start their Olympic qualifying bid at Chula Vista in California at the World League round two, needing a top three finish to keep their road to Rio on course.

Meeke and O’Byrne vye for final WL2 place

Meeke and O’Byrne vye for final WL2 place

February 17, 2015 | 1,054 views | Leave a comment

Seventeen of the 18 spots in Darren Smith’s squad for the women’s World League 2 in Dublin have been finalised with Ali Meeke and Yvonne O’Byrne vying for the last defender’s spot.

France bounce back to share three-game series

France bounce back to share three-game series

February 13, 2015 | 604 views | Leave a comment

Ireland completed their pre-World League round two warm-up series with a 3-2 loss to France in a frustrating performance at times against a tricky opponent in front of a bumper crowd at Grange Road.

Sothern on the double as Ireland see off France

Sothern on the double as Ireland see off France

February 13, 2015 | 818 views | Leave a comment

An Alan Sothern double saw Ireland come from a goal down at half-time to defeat France 3-1 in the second of their three game series at Grange Road on Thursday evening.

Four debutants as Ireland earn creditable French draw

Four debutants as Ireland earn creditable French draw

February 10, 2015 | 1,491 views | Leave a comment

A youthful Irish side earned a creditable 1-1 draw with France at Grange Road as Shane O’Donoghue’s first half goal was cancelled out late on by France’s Jean-Laurent Kieffer in the first tie of their three game series this week.