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Azerbaijan win gives Ireland Euro lifeline

Azerbaijan win gives Ireland Euro lifeline

August 25, 2011 | 837 views | Leave a comment

Ireland gave their chances of beating European championship relegation a huge shot in the arm with a comprehensive defeat over Azerbaijan in Monchengladbach this afternoon.

Olympic dream on hiatus but Ireland briefly dream of promised land in Dutch goal-fest

Olympic dream on hiatus but Ireland briefly dream of promised land in Dutch goal-fest

August 24, 2011 | 533 views | Comments (19)

Ireland’s men played out a classic tie with the Netherlands, losing out 7-4 despite being 2-1 up in the first half; it ultimately meant their semi-final hopes were dashed and automatic Olympic qualification was put on hold

Jermyn’s strokes of genius earns rising Irish big win over France

Jermyn’s strokes of genius earns rising Irish big win over France

August 22, 2011 | 668 views | Comments (1)

John Jermyn’s pair of penalty strokes saw Ireland’s men took a massive step toward retaining European ‘A division’ status this afternoon in Moenchengladbach, beating 2007 nemesis France 2-0.

Ireland hoping to excuse French nemesis

Ireland hoping to excuse French nemesis

August 22, 2011 | 342 views | Comments (2)

Day three of the EuroHockey Nations Championships sees Ireland’s men attempt to get off the mark when they face France for the sixth time this summer; ideas where to follow the game live online

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

Belgium sink Irish hopes with comprehensive win

Belgium sink Irish hopes with comprehensive win

August 21, 2011 | 488 views | Comments (7)

One of the lowest moments for Irish hockey since they fell to Italy in Vancouver in the 2008 Olympic qualifier, Ireland’s women crashed to a harrowing 3-0 loss at the hands of Belgium and are now condemned to the Euro relegation pool.

Middleton double stumps Ireland’s men

Middleton double stumps Ireland’s men

August 21, 2011 | 339 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men were left frustrated as a poor middle third of their opening European championships tie, littered with individual errors and a glut of penalty corner concessions, saw them ultimately unstuck by England

Germany overcome flat Irish performance

Germany overcome flat Irish performance

August 20, 2011 | 525 views | Comments (3)

Ireland fell to a flat 3-0 defeat to world number threes Germany in the searing Monchengladbach heat this afternoon as the experienced triple towers of Natascha Keller, Fanny Rinne and Julia Muller did the damage.

Women’s Masters bound for Cardiff tests

Women’s Masters bound for Cardiff tests

August 19, 2011 | 643 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Women’s Over 45s Masters team are off to Cardiff in Wales this weekend to participate in a Masters Competition against the England O-45s (on Saturday at 4pm) and against the Wales O-45s (on Sunday at 11am).

Irish men have potential for Euro surprise

Irish men have potential for Euro surprise

August 19, 2011 | 290 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men tip off their European championships campaigns this weekend both hoping to cause a major surprise and potentially nick an Olympic place in the process in Monchengaldbach.

‘Granny’ Symmons sees major Euro opportunity

‘Granny’ Symmons sees major Euro opportunity

August 19, 2011 | 537 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Symmons reflects on her first 150 caps in the Irish jersey and, despite being handed a particularly brutish opening group, she sees potential for Ireland to prosper in this week’s European championships

BBC to broadcast Ireland vs England clashes

BBC to broadcast Ireland vs England clashes

August 17, 2011 | 422 views | Comments (5)

Irish supporters who cannot make it to Monchengladbach for the European Championships will be follow the tournament through a number of media outlets with a couple showing Irish games live.

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.

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

August 11, 2011 | 1,008 views | Comments (7)

As the oldest of the three premier goalkeepers in Paul Revington’s extended Irish men’s squad, getting selected for the European championships has been part of a growing experience for Dave Fitzgerald.

Brennan and Cargo complete Irish Euro squad

Brennan and Cargo complete Irish Euro squad

August 10, 2011 | 1,016 views | Leave a comment

Joe Brennan and Chris Cargo were named as the final two players to make up Paul Revington’s 18-man Irish men’s panel for the European championships. The world’s best player Luciana Aymar, meanwhile, in line to play Irish women

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.