Hockey Ireland Cup Competition Draws 2022-23

The Draws for the first rounds of the Hockey Ireland Cup Competitions 2022-23 took place today in the Hockey Ireland Office.

The draws have been made for the first three rounds of the Irish Senior Cups, the first two rounds of the Irish Hockey Trophy, Irish Junior Cups and the Women’s Irish Hockey Challenge Competitions all of which start in October.

The fixtures for the Men’s Irish Hockey Challenge will follow shortly.

 

Irish Hockey Challenge

 

Irish Hockey Trophy

 

Irish Junior Cup

 

Irish Senior Cup

Hockey Ireland Cup Competitions 2022-23

The Hockey Ireland Cup Competition first round draws will take place in the Hockey Ireland office on Monday 12th from 2:00pm. Draws will be made available online by Monday evening.

Interprovincial’s kick off the 2022-23 season with a flurry of goals

The 2022-23 season started off strongly as the first round of the Interprovincial competitions took place on Sunday 4th September. Sunday morning saw Leinster and Connacht teams travel to Mullingar where their U16, U18 and U21 teams came head to head. A little further south saw Munster welcome the Leinster South U16 and U18 teams to the UCC Hockey Pitch.

At Under-16 level Leinster made a flying start to a 7-0 win over Connacht. Sarah Byrne and Hollia Quinn picking up a couple of goals each while the Connacht defense fought hard to try to repel the Leinster forwards. Leinster South also started their campaign strongly with a 3-0 win over Munster.

At Under-18 level Leinster again pushed Connacht hard to win the match 5-1 with 2 goals coming from Milla Fulton and Connacht’s consolation goal coming from a short corner with Meabh McLoughlin finding the net. Munster started their season with a win against Leinster South finding the backboard with a penalty corner set piece slotted past the keeper by Emer Conroy.

Moving up to the Under-21 competition Leinster completed their three wins with a 1-0 win over Connacht with Orla O’Brien scoring the goal in the second quarter and neither team finding the net for the remainder of the match but not for lack of trying.

Next weekend see’s the boys side of the Interpros starting up with Leinster facing Munster in Newtown School Waterford. The girls will be back on the pitch on 2nd October with Leinster v Munster and Connacht v Ulster.

Women (Sunday, September 4)
Under 16 – Leinster 7 (Isobel Field, Sarah Byrne 2, Hollai Quinn 2, Lauryn Barry, Eleanor Selby) Connacht 0; Munster 0 Leinster South 3 (Charlotte Foley , Zoe Poole, Tara Clarke)
Under 18 – Leinster 5 (Millie Jerman, Annabel Squires, Sophie English, Milla Fulton 2) Connacht 1 (Meabh McLoughlin)
Under 21 – Leinster 1 (Orla O’Brien) Connacht 0

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Ireland defeat Turkey but miss out on top tier qualification

EuroHockey Championship qualifiers

Ireland 9 (B Walker 3, J McKee 2, S Murray 2, M Robson, L Madeley) Turkey 0

Ireland closed out their EuroHockey Championship qualifier with a comprehensive 9-0 win over Turkey but ultimately finished runners-up to tournament hosts France in Calais.
It means they will contest the second tier of the European Championships next summer which, on the current basis, could offer one place in the Olympic qualifier events for Paris 2024.

 

The first half against the Turks was a slightly sleepy affair befitting the 10am Saturday morning start. Sean Murray smacked in a fourth minute effort from Walker’s pass but, otherwise, they found Turkey’s deep-lying defence tricky to unpick.

 

That changed in the second half with eight more goals coming in the last 25 minutes. McKee got the credit for the second when he intercepted 40-metres from goal with his eventual cross turned in by a diving defender.

 

Walker deflected in a powerful hit from Neal Glassey; McKee finished off his 15th goal in 14 matches and Murray clipped in a tidy shot for 5-0 at the three quarter break.

 

Michael Robson’s penalty stroke, another smart finish from Walker and a Luke Madeley drag-flick made it eight. Walker completed the scoring with the pick of the goals in the dying seconds, a head-high volley from Daragh Walsh’s bouncing aerial ball into the circle.

 

And while coach Mark Tumilty was pleased with how his side finished, netting eight second half goals, the 4-1 loss to France was the defining memory.

 

“We were a bit slow to start which was expected after the disappointment of Thursday,” said Tumilty after the tie. “We played some good hockey in Q3 and Q4, scored some nice goals which is pleasing.

 

“But against France, we weren’t good enough. We can’t give a team of France’s standard a two-goal lead and expect to win the game. We can’t make the individual and collective errors and we didn’t create enough chances. You have to be clinical in a game of few chances.”

 

Next on the agenda is the FIH Nations Cup in South Africa which gets under way on November 28th. As such, the Irish men will be back together in two weeks time and have fixtures against England in October in the pipeline.

 

After that, they await the breakdown of continental places for the Olympic qualifiers which will be confirmed in late January

 

Ireland: M Ingram, L Madeley, J McKee, D Walsh, N Glassey, K Marshall, S Murray, M McNellis, J Duncan, B Walker, N Page

Subs: L Witherow, C Robson, K O’Dea, M Robson, J Lynch, S Hyland, J Carr

 

Turkey: M Teke, I Bakar, S Polat, R Kayar, F Atas, M Elagoz, H Tasar, E Durmus, O Karakus, M Ekinci, H Erdogan

Subs: Y Yilmaz, H Ozturk, C Aydin, B Erman, M Demirel, F Ozkurc, F Bursalioglu

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Irish men in Euro qualifiers game 2

Men’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers

Ireland 1 (L Madeley) France 4 (E Tynenez, G Baumgarten, C Sellier)

Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of France in Calais to leave their chances of qualifying for next summer’s European Championships top tier all but over.

 

The French hosts got off to a stunning start, netting twice in the first seven minutes, and were always in control from that point on, building a 4-0 lead before Luke Madeley pulled one back with 16 minutes left.

 

Their chance of A Division hockey is now a far-fetched one; they need to win their closing tie of the tournament on Saturday against Turkey and hope for a miracle from Lithuania – who lost 19-0 to Ireland – to defeat the French.

 

In reality, though, it looks like the Green Machine are destined for the second tier which they will hope still offers an Olympic qualifier ticket when the continental allocations are divided out in January.

 

In this tie, goals in the first seven minutes from Gaspard Baumgarten and Corentin Sellier created the big gap. The former profited when Sellier stole possession on the 23-metre line and set up the striker who powered in a shot from the right of the circle.

 

The second followed in quick succession as Francois Goyet nabbed the ball to break loose on the left wing and pumped in a cross which Sellier tipped home in the middle.

 

Ireland steadied in the second quarter but any comeback hopes were firmly shut down in the early stages of the second half.

 

A pin-point diagonal pass gave Xavier Gaspard space on the right baseline where he fired the ball to Etienne Tynevez to deflect in the third goal.

 

Tynevez made it 4-0 with 22 minutes to go from the penalty spot. Madeley got Ireland on the board when he whipped a drag-flick to the top right from their first series of penalty corners.

 

They attempted to push on in the closing quarter but the French defence stood firm to limit any route back into the contest.

 

Ireland: J Carr, L Madeley, J McKee, D Walsh, K O’Dea, K Marshall, S Murray, M Robson, B Walker, S Hyland

Subs: C Robson, N Glassey, M McNellis, J Duncan, J Lynch, N Page, M Ingram

 

France: E Reynaud, G Xavier, S Martin-Brisac, B Rogeau, V Lockwood, A Bellenger, F Goyet, E Curty, E Tynevez, V Charlet

Subs: S Branicki, J-B Forgues, C Sellier, B Marqué, T Clément, B Delemazure, A Thieffry

 

Umpires: S Michielsen (BEL), N Bennett (ENG)

 

Men’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers, Calais

Turkey 3 Lithuania 1; Ireland 1 (L Madeley) France 4 (E Tynenez, G Baumgarten, C Sellier)

 

Standings: 1. France 6pts (+15) 2. Ireland 3pts (+16) 3. Turkey 3pts (-10) 4. Lithuania 0pts (-31)

 

Saturday, August 27th

Turkey v Ireland, 9am

France v Lithuania, 11.15am

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Irish men record biggest ever international victory

Men’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers
Ireland 19 (L Madeley 4. J Duncan 3, J McKee 3, B Walker 3, M Robson 3, S Murray, D Walsh, L Witherow) Lithuania 0
Ireland’s men recorded their largest ever win as they swept aside Lithuania on day one of the EuroHockey Championship qualifiers in Calais.

Four goals from Luke Madeley along with hat tricks for Michael Robson, Jeremy Duncan, Jonny McKee and Ben Walker helped outdo the previous best of 13-0 against Malta in 2002 and Fiji in 2013.

They took the lead with barely 15 seconds on the clock with Madeley scoring from their first penalty corner chance.

Three further goals followed in a 39-second spell before the end of the first quarter for a 4-0 advantage. Duncan flicked home to start that run; skipper Sean Murray cracked home first time from a McKee assist and then McKee finished off a gorgeous interchange.

The second quarter proved harder to break through with just a Walker reverse-stick effort adding to the tally – 5-0 at half-time.

The record came into view in the third quarter with seven arriving in that 15-minute stanza as Lithuania were reduced to the role of spectators as they barely laid a stick on Ireland. Walker got his second while Duncan polished off a hat trick with a pair of goals within 45 seconds of each other.

Madeley’s second corner goal, a solo peach from Daragh Walsh and set piece efforts from Robson and McKee made it 12-0 with a full quarter remaining.

Madeley duly equalled the record with his third of the game and put Ireland over the total with eight minutes to go. Two more from Robson, one more each for McKee and Walker and a first international goal for Luke Witherow completed the 19.

It gave Ireland a winning start to the four-team competition from which the top side will qualify for next summer’s European Championships.

“I don’t think that scoreline is good for the game but we have to take into consideration in this tournament, there could be a lot of value on goal difference on Saturday morning,” Tumilty said afterwards.

“I am pleased we were clinical, executed some corners but apart from that, there is probably not a lot of value in it.”

Next up will be a completely different contest against the highest ranked side, France (11th in the world), with the winner likely to take control of the group.

“It is the one we spoke about since we came together in May and it is time for this group to produce a performance,” Tumilty said of that showdown.

“We have prepped well and the team know what is expected of them. We know there is a performance in there; corners will be a key area but we definitely have a good chance.”

Ireland: J Carr, L Madeley, J McKee, D Walsh, C Robson, K Marshall, S Murray, M McNellis, J Duncan, S Hyland, N Page
Subs: L Witherow, K O’Dea, N Glassey, M Robson, B Walker, J Lynch, M Ingram

Lithuania: N Andrasiunas, A Cesnulis, P Lakstauskas, A Burkot, M Pocevicius, R Stankevic, A Ridlauskas, A Jackevicius, J Bandziulis, E Ustinovicius
Subs: M Grubliauskas, P Sinkevicius, T Pabjianskas, I Balbatunovas

Irish men look to take down France in Euro qualifiers

Jonny Lynch, Luke Witherow, Callum Robson and Nick Page will make their ranking tournament debuts as Ireland’s men begin their EuroHockey Championship qualifiers in Calais on Wednesday with a first ever meeting with Lithuania (world ranked 61st).

 

A day later, they come up against hosts France (ranked 11th) in what looks to be the vital contest before finishing off the campaign on Saturday with another first encounter, this time against 40th ranked Turkey.

 

The tournament is their main event this summer following a wealth of test matches as Mark Tumilty sought to expand the experience and knowledge base of the panel for a tilt at Paris 2024 and beyond.

 

Lynch comes in for his first main event having missed last year’s Euros due to a Covid close contact ping. He was excellent as Under-21 captain in their run to Junior Championship II gold in the Czech Republic last month and so earns his place in the senior side.

 

Page will take up one of the midfield slots with Callum Robson up front and Luke Witherow hoping to bring some of his charges down the flanks which have been a feature this summer.

 

Otherwise, it features 12 of the side who played in last October’s World Cup qualifiers with Mark McNellis and Kevin O’Dea returning having played in 2021’s Euro B division.

 

This tournament will have an impact with Ireland’s placing at next summer’s different levels of European competition having a knock-on effect on where they will be placed in the pecking order for the subsequent Olympic qualifiers.

 

As such, the one ticket to the top tier of European Championships next summer for the winner from this four-team round-robin will almost certainly get Ireland into that mix.

 

Second and third place this week will contest the “B division” in 2023 which – on current rankings – is touch and go as to whether it will offer some tickets to the Olympic qualifiers. As such, there is a lot of importance on winning the tournament outright.

 

Facing France, though, is one of the hardest draws they could have picked up. The Green Machine have lost just once in the last 15 meetings dating back to 2015 but there has been a stark divergence in the two programs since the Covid pandemic.

 

With their place at the Olympics already confirmed, they have gone full-time. It allowed them to take up a short-notice entry to the FIH Pro League which they shone, picking up results against the Netherlands, India and Argentina.

 

“It will be a big ask with the prep they have had toward Paris 2024, especially in the Pro League this year,” said coach Mark Tumilty of the challenge they pose.

 

“But this group is in a good place to give them a good game. Turkey and Lithuania offer challenges as well and we need to be delivering good performances in those games as well.”

 

From Ireland’s perspective, being outside the Pro League, they have had to make do with games from sides further down the scale and have amassed wins over lower-ranked Chile, Austria, USA, Wales, Scotland and Italy.

 

They have done so while bedding in new faces with eight of this panel making their debut within the past 12 months as several retired following the Tokyo Olympic cycle and star men like David and Conor Harte and Shane O’Donoghue take a break from the international arena.

 

“We need to be challenged now against the nations above us,” Tumilty added. “We definitely learned a lot from games against Spain [in June] and now we want to meet more top nations to really challenge ourselves for learning and development.

 

“We are realistic about where we are with this group. It is a rebuild job but that’s not giving the players any excuses; we still go to Calais with the target of qualifying for the European A division and we are capable of doing that if we put in a performance.”

 

All matches will be streamed via www.eurohockeytv.org

 

Men’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers, Calais (August 24th to 27th)

Jaime Carr (KHC Leuven)

Mark Ingram (Pembroke)

Tim Cross (Annadale)

Luke Madeley (Gantoise)

Kyle Marshall (Old Georgians)

Mark McNellis (Lisnagarvey)

Sam Hyland (YMCA)

Luke Witherow (Banbridge)

Daragh Walsh (Braxgata)

Jonny Lynch (Lisnagarvey)

Michael Robson (Annadale)

Sean Murray (Gantoise)

Nick Page (Old Georgians)

Jonny McKee (Banbridge)

Ben Walker (Braxgata)

Callum Robson (Annadale)

Jeremy Duncan (Monkstown)

Kevin O’Dea (UCD)

 

Team leader: Neil Irwin

Mananger: Ray Geddis

Coach: Mark Tumilty

Physios: Cameron Steele, Hugh Byrne

Physical trainer: Eoin Cunniffe

 

Fixture schedule

Wednesday, August 24th (all times Irish)

Ireland v Lithuania, 3.45pm

France v Turkey, 6pm

 

Thursday, August 25th

Turkey v Lithuania, 4.45pm

Ireland v France, 7pm

 

Saturday, August 27th

Turkey v Ireland, 9am

France v Lithuania, 11.15am

Ireland put Turkey to sword to qualify for European Championships

Women’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers
Ireland 7 (M Carey, N Carroll, K McKee, N Carey, D Duke, R Upton, S Hakwshaw) Turkey 0
Ireland put Turkey to the sword to sign off their ticket to next summer’s EuroHockey Championships in style at the Sport Ireland Campus.

Three goals in the second and third quarter put them out of sight against the world number 33 side, putting them on course for a third successive victory and top spot, doing so without conceding a goal.

Michelle Carey, Naomi Carroll, Katie McKee, Niamh Carey, Deirdre Duke, Róisín Upton and Sarah Hakwshaw all scored in the comprehensive success, adding to earlier wins over Poland and the Czech Republic.

“Delighted; it’s really important we are competing against the best teams in Europe next summer. It is a stepping stone for Paris 2024 and that’s what the past three games are all about,” said Upton following the tournament where she was top scorer and voted player of the tournament.

“This is a new structure in the Europeans and it opens things right up. You are playing different teams you don’t normally get to meet. We dealt with it well, got a good opening win against Poland. We had a tougher game against the Czech Republic who sat very deep and today, we are delighted to put seven on the scoreboard.

“The tournament clean sheet is probably the most pleasing thing. We put a real emphasis this tournament on our defensive effort, shutting out the amount of opportunities we gave at the World Cup.”

The Limerick woman added it was a more than useful exercise for a team still evolving since the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic cycle in 2021.

“It’s a relatively new group that only came together last April. Getting to play here in Ireland with our family and friends here was amazing for our first time having a tournament here [at the Sport Ireland Campus. Secondly, it has given us a huge opportunity to continue building. We talked a lot about holding the ball, controlling games. We had the opportunity to do that.”

The first quarter saw Ireland knock on the door to no avail with Turkey sitting deep and soaking up continuous pressure. Katie Mullan drew the best from Serpil Turker in the first minute and it started a pattern for the Green Army penning the visitors deep in their own 23-metre zone.

While that was a frustrating phase, they did not have long to wait in the second quarter to break the deadlock. The corner count started to mount and from that avenue, Upton teed up Michelle Carey to deflect in a spectacular first goal.

Two minutes later, the move was almost identical but the personnel changed; Hannah McLoughlin swept the ball to the p-spot where Carroll was diving in to guide the ball into the net.

McKee continued the brilliant run with her first international goal. It came from a Turkish corner which was blocked and filtered out to Michelle Carey who fired a 70-metre pass to the Pegasus forward behind the last defender. She was initially held up by Turker but recovered the ball to clip home the top.

It could have been even better but for Turker diving brilliantly to block an Upton penalty stroke with her glove.

The goal rush continued into the second half with Niamh Carey wrong-footing the Turkish goalkeeper from mid-circle for the fourth goal. Duke touched in a fifth when Hawkshaw cracked a reverse-stick pass to the back post.

Upton then got her third goal of the tournament with a low penalty corner shot from the left of the D to make it 6-0. Hawkshaw thumped home a cracking shot seven minutes from time to add an extra gloss on the final score sheet.

Earlier in the day, the Czech Republic secured their place in next year’s EuroHockey Championship II thanks to a 1-0 win over Poland on Sunday morning. The only goal came from Magda Smidova when she finished off from close range.

Her side had the big chances in Q1 and Q3, hitting the crossbar and going close a number of time before Poland threw everything into the final quarter. They could not find an equaliser and so faced a nervous wait to see whether they would stay ahead of Turkey and earn the other second tier ticket for 2023.`

Ireland: L Murphy, S McAuley, M Carey, S Hawkshaw, K Mullan, L Tice, N Carroll, C Perdue, D Duke, E Curran
Subs: N Carey, H McLoughlin, S Torrans, C Beggs, K McKee, C Hamill, A McFerran

Turkey: S Turker, K Guzelal, M Aslan, E Sahiner, M Oymak, S Yalcin, T Sahiner, P Kucukkoc, F Gultekin, E Bahcivan, Y Celik
Subs: Z Kendir, E Celik, I Taskiran, F Cigerli, S Kurt, C Korkmaz, S Guzeller

Umpires: R Woodcock (ENG), C Barwood (WAL)

Women’s EuroHockey Championship qualifier results (all at the Sport Ireland Campus)
August 21
Czech Republic 1 (M Smidova) Poland 0
Ireland 7 (M Carey, N Carroll, K McKee, N Carey, D Duke, R Upton, S Hakwshaw) Turkey 0

Standings: 1. Ireland 9pts (+11) 2. Czech Republic 4pts (0) 3. Poland 3pts (-2) 4. Turkey 1pt (-9)

Ireland v Turkey, 1pm – Sun 21st August Sport Ireland Campus – Tickets below.

Katie Mullan’s 21st minute goal has Ireland on the brink of qualification for the 2023 European Championships as they made it two wins from two at the Sport Ireland Campus this week with a 1-0 success over the Czech Republic.

 

She struck with a powerful backhand shot and while her side had numerous other chances to make the game safer, this was enough to record the win (read full report here).

 

They march on to Sunday’s final challenge of this round-robin competition, leading the group on six points and need a draw or better on Sunday against Turkey to qualify for next summer’s top tier.

 

Turkey, for their part, lost 2-0 to Poland in their second game to sit on one point beside the Czechs. Maria Drozda opened the scoring in that contest with a smart finish close in. Marlena Rybacha then thumped home a penalty corner shot in the second half to complete the Polish victory.

 

Standings: 1. Ireland 6pts (+4) 2. Poland 3pts (-1) 3. Czech Republic 1pt (-1) 4. Turkey 1pt (-2)

 

Tickets

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Poland v Czech Republic, 10.45am: https://bit.ly/3ADiCyx

Ireland v Turkey, 1pm: https://bit.ly/3c6zm7G

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Ireland on brink of Euro Championship qualification with win over Czechs

Ireland 1 (K Mullan) Czech Republic 0

Katie Mullan’s 21st minute goal has Ireland on the brink of qualification for the 2023 European Championships as they made it two wins from two at the Sport Ireland Campus this week with a 1-0 success over the Czech Republic.

She struck with a powerful backhand shot and while her side had numerous other chances to make the game safer, this was enough to record the win.

“It feels good,” said Mullan of the success. “It is only the second part of the job done but we have another big part of the work complete. Tomorrow is another big game and Turkey have some nifty players. A good performance today; we left a couple of goals out there but it was important to get the win.”

Ireland were in control from start to finish with the Czechs unable to muster a shot on Ayeisha McFerran’s goal but Ireland were unable to build on their first half lead to make the result safer, sooner.

“We are getting closer and closer to being a clinical side; there are a few of us up front who haven’t played a while lot together so we are building those connections. Each game, it feels like we are on the brink [of cutting loose]. We know we need to put more in the back of the net but, all in all, to be as in control as we were from the first to last minute was a big positive.”

Visiting keeper Barbora Chechakova produced some wonder saves before the goal, somehow denying Mullan from close range in the third minute with a sprawling block when the net beckoned.

The lively Deirdre Duke also went close while a rasping Mullan shot also hit the outside of the goal as the Czech goal led a charmed life.

Michelle Carey’s direct running was a constant source of pressure while Duke’s close range deflection was tipped over by Cechakova from a Sarah McAuley baseline cross.

And the goal inevitably arrived when Róisín Upton’s long overhead ball was not dealt with as the lurking Mullan picked up the ball and fired home on her backhand.

Cechakova continued her heroics with a diving intervention to halt Niamh Carey’s run through on goal. The half closed with Ireland’s first penalty corner, Upton’s drag blocked by the Czech netminder.

The second half was tighter though the hosts continued in the ascendancy with the Czechs unable to mount a circle penetration of note. Sarah Torrans went closest to doubling the score, her shot somehow saved by Chechakova’s instep in the 42nd minute.

Three more penalty corners came and went to no avail but the points always looked assured and they march on to Sunday’s final challenge of this round-robin competition, leading the group on six points and need a draw or better on Sunday against Turkey to qualifier for next summer’s top tier.

Turkey, for their part, lost 2-0 to Poland in their second game to sit on one point beside the Czechs. Maria Drozda opened the scoring in that contest with a smart finish close in. Marlena Rybacha then thumped home a penalty corner shot in the second half to complete the victory.

Mullan says the 33rd ranked Turks are not to be underestimated and are much improved since the sides last met in 2015 – a 13-0 victory for Ireland.

“The side we have seen the last few days is very different. They throw different things at you that we are not used to so we will suss them out and prepare for tomorrow’s game.”

And the Ballymoney woman is looking forward to seeing even more faces on the sidelines at the impressive Sport Ireland Campus venue where many kids enjoyed a meet and greet post-match with the Irish skipper and her team mates.

“It is fantastic to be here. We put a lot of training into this pitch but to play national games with a home crowd and so many young fans is brilliant.

“It’s fantastic when you ask the kids where they are from, they are from all round the country – it’s not just Leinster kids, there’s kids from Munster and Ulster and some from Connacht. It’s fantastic to see and we need to encourage this more to be able to repeat this at the Sport Ireland Campus.”

Ireland: A McFerran, S McAuley, M Carey, R Upton, S Hawkshaw, K Mullan, L Tice, N Carroll, C Perdue, D Duke, C Hamill
Subs: N Carey, H McLoughlin, S Torrans, C Beggs, K McKee, E Curran

Czech Republic: B Cechakova, K Lacina, L Duchkova, V Pribikova, K Topinkova, T Mejzlikova, V Novakova, A Lehovcova, A Kolarova, N Babicka, E Merxbauerova
Subs: K Basova, M Smidova, A Koziskova, A Vorlova, N Tlamsova, N Novakova

Women’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers (all at the Sport Ireland Campus)
August 20:
Poland 2 (M Drozda, M Rybacha) Turkey 0
Ireland 1 (K Mullan) Czech Republic 0

Standings: 1. Ireland 6pts (+4) 2. Poland 3pts (-1) 3. Czech Republic 1pt (-1) 4. Turkey 1pt (-2)

Sunday, August 21:
Poland v Czech Republic, 10.45am
Ireland v Turkey, 1pm

Photos:- Inpho Photography