International

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

August 16, 2014 | 585 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said he felt a “little hollow” after his Irish side had plenty of good things to reflect on from their Tri-Nations game against Spain but ultimately fell 2-1 to hand the visiting side the honours from the first of four series this week.

Stunning Spain strikes land first series win to leave Irish frustrated

Stunning Spain strikes land first series win to leave Irish frustrated

August 15, 2014 | 710 views | Comments (1)

Spain punished Ireland’s profligacy to and first blood in their series of matches in Dublin this week with a 2-1 win courtesy of brilliant second half goals from Bea Perez and Berta Bonastre.

Six new faces in Irish Over-40s panel

Six new faces in Irish Over-40s panel

August 15, 2014 | 2,061 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland Masters 40s have made eight changes to the squad that competed at the Masters World Cup in June as they begin their Home Nations weekend against Scotland this evening at 7.30pm in Lisnagarvey.

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

August 15, 2014 | 756 views | Leave a comment

From the sounds of things, four-goal scorer Audrey O’Flynn won’t be satisfied with less than double figures when Ireland meet France for a second time in their Tri-Nations series on Monday.

O’Flynn quartet underpins thumping 9-0 win

O’Flynn quartet underpins thumping 9-0 win

August 14, 2014 | 892 views | Comments (1)

Audrey O’Flynn’s quartet of penalty corner goals ensured Ireland opened their series of eight games in 12 days in comfortable fashion, exposing a gulf in class to beat an inexperienced France 9-0 at Belfield.

Women’s national team to host fundraising golf classic as part of Olympic Road to Rio

Women’s national team to host fundraising golf classic as part of Olympic Road to Rio

August 13, 2014 | 567 views | Comments (1)

The Irish women’s senior team are hosting a fundraising golf classic on Friday, September 26 in Edmondstown Golf club, Rathfarnham to help their push for qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Garvey host Masters Home Nations

Garvey host Masters Home Nations

August 8, 2014 | 870 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey will host the 2014 Masters Home Nations tournament at Comber Road from Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17.

Four rapid-fire Spain and France series to test Smith’s squad

Four rapid-fire Spain and France series to test Smith’s squad

August 7, 2014 | 878 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s women will play eight games in August as part of four rapid-fire Tri-Nations series against Spain and France with Darren Smith retaining the majority of the 25-player panel that he has worked with throughout the summer.

How Portugal was conquered!

How Portugal was conquered!

July 26, 2014 | 1,061 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 men produced a string of high scoring performances before ultimately winning the EuroHockey Junior Championships II with a dramatic late show against Italy; here’s all the goals from the tournament from camera man Wal McConnell

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

Objective achieved but U-21 womens gold bid denied at the death

July 20, 2014 | 832 views | Leave a comment

Mixed emotions for the Irish Under-21 women but, ultimately, primary objective achieved as they got the draw they needed to earn a top two spot in Vienna. Gold, though, was tantalisingly out of reach as they built a three-goal lead only to be pegged back by a last quarter Italian fightback.

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

Robust Ukraine frustrate Irish vanguard but promotion and gold still up for grabs

July 19, 2014 | 702 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were unable to break down a resolute Ukraine defence but, nonetheless, nudged themselves a step closer to claiming promotion to the A division of Under-21 European hockey while, should they beat Italy tomorrow, the gold medal is still up for grabs.

Loughrey and Glassey strike dramatic late golden goals

Loughrey and Glassey strike dramatic late golden goals

July 19, 2014 | 1,189 views | Leave a comment

The Irish U-21 men left it late but ultimately won gold at the EuroHockey Junior Championships II in Lousada, Portugal by beating Scotland 3-1 with two goals in the last two minutes.

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

July 18, 2014 | 905 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men moved within a point of promotion to the top tier of European Junior hockey as they swept aside Italy 9-2 in Portugal.

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

July 18, 2014 | 907 views | Leave a comment

Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith says that his fresh-faced defensive unit showed rapid improvement in their second battle of the week with New Zealand on Wednesday night as part of an encouraging week at the Electric Ireland Four Nations competition in Dublin.

Black Sticks land title but Ireland’s ability to mix it a source of encouragement

Black Sticks land title but Ireland’s ability to mix it a source of encouragement

July 16, 2014 | 925 views | Leave a comment

World number four side New Zealand always had the edge but there was plenty for Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith to be happy about in the performance in the Electric Ireland Four Nations final in Belfield.

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

July 16, 2014 | 683 views | Leave a comment

With progression assured, Ireland’s Under-21 men needed victory to get their promotion pool up and running with three points for a win but they came up against a feisty hosting Portugal side who snatched a late draw.

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

July 16, 2014 | 570 views | Leave a comment

Coach David Passmore praised his side’s ability to dig deep as Ireland twice came from behind to grab the draw they needed to progress to the winner’s pool in the women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II and now have a two in three chance of promotion to the top tier.

Speers shoots Ireland to final rematch with Kiwis

Speers shoots Ireland to final rematch with Kiwis

July 16, 2014 | 658 views | Leave a comment

Alex Speers’ 58th minute goal assured Ireland of a place in tonight’s final of the Electric Ireland Four Nations tournament in Belfield, eventually breaking down a robust Chilean defence to win 1-0.

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

July 16, 2014 | 876 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s Under-21 men are through to play in the final four promotion group in Lousada, Portugal as they bounced back from a sticky first half to run out big winners for the second day running.

Brown’s hat trick puts Ireland in seventh heaven

Brown’s hat trick puts Ireland in seventh heaven

July 16, 2014 | 775 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s hat trick has put Ireland in a strong position to progress to the promotion pool as they eventually broke down a defensive-minded Lithuania in their opening European tie in Vienna.