Major win for men's hockey

August 1, 2011

The Ireland men’s hockey team have won the INSEP Challenge in Paris.

Ireland defeated Argentina 4-1, France 2-0 and Korea 5-1 claiming the title in the five-nations tournament, which also included world number one team Australia, who they lost to 4-2.

Ireland play Argentina next in a two-test series on Saturday and Sunday 6/7 August at the National Hockey Stadium with both games starting at 3pm.

This will be their final preparation before they leave for the Euro Hockey Nations in Germany from 20-28 August.

They have achieved some considerable momentum recently under head coach Paul Revington, and the fact that the majority of the players are playing their club hockey in European countries such as Holland, Spain, and Belgium. Its hoped that this recent form will manifest itself in the forthcoming European Championships, an Olympic qualifier, putting pressure on the top seeded teams in the Irish pool, Holland and England.

 

Men’s European Championship Match Schedule;

Saturday 20 August 2011          
14.00 A Germany Belgium      
20.00 A Spain  v Russia      
               
Sunday 21 August 2011          
10.00 B England v Ireland      
14.00 B Netherlands v France      
               
Monday 22 August 2011          
13.00 B France v Ireland      
15.00 A Spain v Germany      
17.00 A Belgium v Russia      
19.00 B England v Netherlands      
               
Wednesday 24 August 2011          
13.00 B France v England      
15.00 A Germany v Russia      
18.00 B Netherlands    v Ireland      
20.00 A Belgium v Spain      
               
Friday 26 August 2011          
14.00 C 4A v 3B      
16.00 C 3A v 4B      
18.30 SF1 2A v 1B      
21.00 SF2 1A v 2B      
               
Sunday 28 August 2011          
09.00 C 4A v 4B      
11.00 C 3A v 3B      
13.30 3/4 Loser SF1 v Loser SF2      
16.00 Final Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
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