Belarus Stunned Irish Women’s Hockey Team in Valencia World League 2

Belarus 2 (Batura, Strayezhka) beat Ireland 0

The Electric Ireland Irish Women’s team suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Belarus in their 2nd game at World League 2 in Valencia, Spain.

Ireland paid the price today for too many unforced errors and a lack of ability to finish off chances vs. a dogged & determined Belarus side. Belarus had the better of a first half without really creating many clear cut scoring opportunities. The Green Army were guilty on a number of occasions of turning the ball over in the middle of the field and failed to find any real rhythm to their play in the opening period. The sides headed for the break with the scores level at 0-0. Continue reading →

Darren Smith names Irish Women’s Squad for Hockey World League 2 in Valencia

Electric Ireland Irish Women’s coach Darren Smith has named his 18 players to travel to the World League 2 tournament in Valencia, Spain later this month following a 9 day training camp last week which culminated yesterday in the Green Army claiming their first victory under the new Coach with a 1-0 victory over Spain.

Irish Hockey Association LogoIreland will travel to Valencia on Thursday 21st February 2013 ahead of their opening encounter with Czech Republic on Monday 25th February 2013 before facing Belarus the following day. The Green Army will then face hosts Spain for the 4th time in a month on 2nd March 2013 before finishing off their World League 2 campaign v Italy on 3rd March 2013. Continue reading →