Irish World Cup hopes to be determined this weekend

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The Irish men and women’s teams will hope to end this weekend with World Cup qualification tickets confirmed following their respective Thursday wins over Russia and France.  Both face knock-out fixtures on Saturday with the men facing Wales in Cardiff in a straight showdown for a ticket to India 2023. The women, meanwhile, have to […]

Walker double puts Ireland one win from 2023 World Cup

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Men’s FIH World Cup qualifier – Ireland 2 (B Walker 2) Russia 0  Ben Walker’s double put Ireland within one win of the 2023 World Cup as they got the best of Russia 2-0 in Cardiff with a composed defensive performance.  Walker swooped in the first five minutes of each time with close-range finishes to left-wing […]

Irish women overcome France to take first step toward World Cup qualification

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Women’s FIH World Cup qualifier  Ireland 4 (R Upton, H McLoughlin, Z Malseed, N Carey) France 1 (G van Bolhuis)  Ireland moved a step closer to World Cup qualification as they overcame a sticky first half to eventually run riot against France in Pisa, setting up a Saturday date with Belarus in the semi-finals.  An […]

Wales eyeing key battle with Ireland

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Day 1 of the European Qualifiers got underway in Cardiff today. The quarterfinals would see 4 teams progress to the semi-finals on Saturday (with the Finals on Sunday) and 4 teams play the ranking games on Friday and Sunday. Match 1: France v Poland (5-0)  An experienced French side took on a young Polish side […]