Irish Squads 2014-15
Ireland Senior Squad
Ireland Play Italy in Belfast
The venues have been confirmed for the Irish Women v Italy three test series to be played in Belfast.
Thursday 16 April
TIME: 7.30pm - Match 1 Ireland vs. Italy
VENUE: Mossley Hockey Club
Saturday 18 April
TIME 2pm - Match 2 Ireland vs. Italy
VENUE: University of Ulster, Jordanstown.
Sunday 19 April
TIME 2pm - Match 3 Ireland vs. Italy
VENUE: University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Ireland win World League 2 in Dublin!!!!!
Ireland hosted the World League 2 competition for Women between 14th – 22nd March 2015 at the National Hockey Stadium, in UCD. The Irish Women earned their goal of a top three position to progress to Olympic Qualifiers (also known as World League 3). From there they must finish in the top six to qualify for Rio 2016.
The tournament saw Ireland (15th) in Pool A against Canada (22nd) , Ukraine (24th) and Turkey (39th). Pool B is comprised of Belarus (19th) , Chile (20th), Austria (26th) and Lithuania (34th).
The tournament took place over 9 days (6 match days) with both a pool and knock out stage.
Congratulations to Ayeisha McFerran who was amazing in the Penalty Shoot Out in the Final against Canada in the Hockey World League 2 in Dublin.
Ayeisha was swapped into goal for the one-on-ones and duly did enough to put off Stephanie Norlander in the first round. Ireland converted their first three efforts, from Megan Frazer, Anna O’Flanagan and Emma Smyth but the tie was locked at 3-3 going into the final round after Katie Mullan slipped her shot wide.
No matter, Ayeisha saved from Raye before Connery held her cool to slip home the winner as Belfield erupted.
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Ireland U18 Squad
Alex calls it a day with Ireland
Alex Speers, a mainstay of Irish Hockey for the last 8 years winning 164 caps, has called time on her International career and is retiring. Alex burst onto the International scene with her first cap in 2006 and subsequently had the privilege of captaining her country for 3 years, in her own words "to play for your country is an honour but to captain it was an absolute privilege". read full report