WALES WOMEN NARROWLY MISS OUT ON 2022 WORLD CUP SPOT

1c02ee ddc908f6b2964280ac1bbee1ec0e7ba6 mv2 - WALES WOMEN NARROWLY MISS OUT ON 2022 WORLD CUP SPOT - As Wales women lined up to play their final match of the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Pisa, they had a tough ask ahead of them. Ranked 7th in the tournament, they needed to be on their best form to beat number 1 seed Ireland.

As Wales women lined up to play their final match of the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Pisa, they had a tough ask ahead of them. Ranked 7th in the tournament, they needed to be on their best form to beat number 1 seed Ireland. With Wales having had a brilliant tournament so far – […]

Wales men secure India 2023 World Cup spot

1c02ee 655bc64d55f34cbd9ec0fdee9ecbcb21 mv2 - Wales men secure India 2023 World Cup spot - The final of the European Qualifiers of the FIH men’s World Cup 2023 took place on a pleasant, autumn evening in the Welsh capital, with a scene of normality as both sides wore preferred kit - Wales all in red, and the French in blue shirts and white shorts. Both sides had already secured their places in India for 2023, but this match had just as much anticipation and tension as the knockout fixtures earlier in the week.

The final of the European Qualifiers of the FIH men’s World Cup 2023 took place on a pleasant, autumn evening in the Welsh capital, with a scene of normality as both sides wore preferred kit – Wales all in red, and the French in blue shirts and white shorts. Both sides had already secured their […]

Ireland denied third place by Austria in shoot-out

IRELAND, IRELAND TOGETHER STANDING TALL, (IRISH ANTHEM) as theyu prepare for World Cup Qualification

Men’s FIH World Cup qualifiers – Ireland 3 (J McKee 2, J Duncan) Austria 3 (N Wellan, F Unterkircher, O Binder), Austria win shoot-out 4-3  Ireland’s men to another frustrating shoot-out defeat to end their World Cup qualifying tournament in fourth place, falling to Austria 4-3 in a shoot-out after normal time ended 3-3.  Ireland’s hopes […]

Green Army march on to 2022 World Cup with win over Wales

WSP2110245990 - Green Army march on to 2022 World Cup with win over Wales - Anna O’Flanagan’s poacher’s double propelled the Irish women to a second successive World Cup appearance, crucially firing home the winner with 11 minutes to go against Wales in Pisa. 

Women’s FIH World Cup qualifiers – Ireland 2 (A O’Flanagan 2) Wales 1 (I Howell)  Anna O’Flanagan’s poacher’s double propelled the Irish women to a second successive World Cup appearance, crucially firing home the winner with 11 minutes to go against Wales in Pisa.  It saw Ireland grind out the win – and the place at […]

Irish World Cup hopes to be determined this weekend

Irelands women in Pisa Pic Frank Uijlenbroek World Sport Pics - Irish World Cup hopes to be determined this weekend - 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. 

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

WSP2110210692 - Irish women overcome France to take first step toward World Cup qualification - France, though, also showed intent with Emma Ponthieu at the heart of things, keeping Ayeisha McFerran on her toes as the first half ended blank. 

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

gareth - Wales eyeing key battle with Ireland - 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.

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 […]

Sean Dancer names new look side for women’s World Cup qualifiers

Sean Dancer names new look side for women's World Cup qualifiers

Irish women’s coach Sean Dancer has named an 18-player central panel and two travelling reserves ahead next week’s vital World Cup qualifying competition which takes place in Pisa from October 21st to 24th. The eight-team competition will be played in a knock-out format with only one side earning a place at next summer’s World Cup which […]