8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015
Venue: Kuantan, Malaysia
Date: 14th-22nd November, 2015
India won the 8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 by defeating Pakistan in final by 6-2.
Pool A: India, Malaysia, Japan, China
Pool B: Korea, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh
Live Telecast of Junior Asia Cup 2015 is available on Astro Arena in Malaysia.
Detailed Schedule and Results of 8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015: Continue reading →
Korea have qualified for the 2016 Champions Trophy with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Canada in the final of the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan. The hosts Malaysia defeated Ireland 4-2 to grab Bronze medal.
Both the finalists had good results, as Korea grabbed their first Champions Challenge 1 title in their fourth appearance and Canada finishing second, their best result was a 6th place finish in Quilmes, Argentina, in 2012.
The Koreans scored the 2 goals in each half to win the final by 4-0, with the help of a brace from JANG Jong Hyun (10th minute PC and 56th minute PS goals), and field goals from KIM Young Jin and KIM Seong Kyu in 13th and 69th minute respectively. Continue reading →
Korea defeated Ireland 2-1 in the semi-final of the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 at Kuantan, Malaysia, while Canada edged past the hosts Malaysia in an exciting shoot-out to set-up the summit clash.
Final match between Canada and Korea will be played 2130 (Local time/MYT), as Ireland take on hosts Malaysia in the Bronze Medal match at 1915 (Local Time) i.e 1215 Irish time on Sunday (May 4th). Poland will take on Japan for 7th place and New Zealand face France for 5th place.
Ireland trailed early on when Korea converted on the drag flick thanks to Jang Jong Hyun’s handiwork in just the 3rd minute. Ireland had a great equalising opportunity in the 15th minute when their initial goal ward bound shot secured them a penalty corner but the strong Korean defence was up to the task. Continue reading →
The hosts Malaysia defeated the Black Sticks 3-2 in thrilling shoot-out after the Kiwis made strong come back to make it 4-4 at full-time from 1-4 at half time, while Ireland overcame France 3-0 in another shoot-out at the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan, Malaysia.
Fitri Saari converted last shoot-out attempt to ensure top finish at Pahang Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan
In the other quarter-finals Canada and Korea defeated Poland and Japan respectively with the scores of 3-2 and 5-1 to complete the semi-final line-up. The hosts are up against Canada and Ireland will take on Korea in semi-finals to be played on 3rd May (Saturday), as New Zealand and France take on Poland and Japan respectively for 5th place to 8th place classifications. Continue reading →
That was someday for Irish Hockey. Both theNational Men and National Women’s teams of Irish Hockey won their quarter finals of their world ranking Champions Challenge I Tournaments today.
Ireland’s women beat World Number 8’s Korea 2-1 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament while the men took it all the way to extra time against France where they beat them 3-0 on a shoot out after normal time ended 2-2. Ireland women will play the winners of Belgium or Spain while the men will square up against Korea or Japan this Saturday.
Ireland beat France on Shoot-out at FIH Men’s Champions Challenge 1 (Kuantan, Malaysia): Continue reading →
The Black Sticks Men have defeated Poland 8-3 to progress unbeaten into the quarter finals at the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 being played at Kuantan, Malaysia as Pool A toppers, while Korea topped Pool B.
Black Sticks Simon Child, Man of Match against Poland at Pahang Champions Challenge 1 at Kuantan (Malaysia)
The Black Sticks now face a quarter final clash against hosts Malaysia, who finished last in Pool B, at 14:45 local time (18:45 NZ Time) on Thursday. The other quarter final matches are Ireland vs France, Korea vs Japan and Canada vs Poland on the same day.
With previous wins over Ireland (2-1) and Japan (6-1), the result over Poland saw the Kiwis finish atop Pool A with three wins from three games. Continue reading →