The Masters teams experienced mixed fortunes on Day Two of the Home Nations tournament taking place in Pembroke and Railway hockey clubs. The Irish O-40s had a convincing 3-0 win over Scotland while both the Irish O-45s and O-50s drew with Scotland and the Irish 50s lost to England.
The three Irish Masters women’s teams played Wales on Friday afternoon recording two strong wins and a draw to get their busy weekend of action off to a good start.
Four years after Ireland first participated in the women’s masters home nations in Swansea, with one Over-40s squad of 13, they are set to host the tournament, fielding teams at O-40s, O-45s and O-50s level.
Leinster won three of the six competitions at the Masters Interpros in Three Rock Rovers this weekend, with Ulster winning two and Munster/Exiles one.
Sixteen games were played in yesterday’s Masters Interpros at Grange Road with Leinster powering on in the ladies O-40s and O-45s, men’s O-40s, while Ulster have been dominant in the men’s O-45s and men’s O-50s
Leinster made a strong start in the Masters Interprovincials at Three Rock Rovers beating Ulster in the first three matches at Grange Road.
The second annual Masters Interpros will be held this weekend in Three Rock Rovers hockey grounds. The Masters’ scene continues to grow and the tournament this weekend will see 12 mens teams and six ladies teams taking part in a schedule of 30 competitive matches.
The inaugural FIH approved Hockey Masters World Cup saw 43 teams from 11 countries take part in six competitions in Canterbury last week for a hugely successful event in which Ireland sent five teams to compete
The Ireland Men’s Hockey Masters are sending three teams to the World Cup tournament in Canterbury, England from August 18-25
The Inaugural Masters Hockey World Cup 2012 is taking place in Canterbury, England from August 14-24 with Ireland competing at women’s O-40s and O-50s level while the men have three teams, playing at O-40, O-45 and O-50 level.
The Ireland Women’s Masters, for the first time, sent two teams to the Home Nations in Edinburgh last weekend. First up on the Friday evening were matches v Wales.
The Irish Women’s Masters will contest the women’s home nations tournament in Edinburgh this weekend, fielding both an O-40 and O-45 team.
The inaugural men’s Masters Interpro series took place at Lisnagrvey’s Comber Road last weekend with the competition format seeing teams at O-40s and O-45s compete in a five team competition.
The Ulster Over-40s claimed a three-team, women’s masters Interprovincial tournament at Lisnagarvey last weekend.
The Ireland Masters squad fly out to Singapore on Wednesday to compete in the International World Cup in Singapore. This is the squad’s second World Cup after the very successful trip to Hong Kong in 2009.
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
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).
Six Irish teams took part in the 15th Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival which took place in Edinburgh two weeks ago as part of one of the biggest events in the sport.
The Irish Masters have pencilled in a busy year of activities in 2011, looking to build further on what was a successful year gone by which saw the country host the Home Nations last summer.
Irish ladies win Home Nations international masters, beating Wales and England while Irish men’s over 50s miss out on goal difference and take second in the over 40s event at Lisnagarvey.