Germany Beat Ireland 5-2 in 2nd Test at Mannheim to Level Series

Germany 5 (Seekers, Rurher, Deeke, Grambusch, Windfeder) beat Ireland 2 (Watt, Good)

In the second of the the two test series Germany defeated Ireland by 5-2 in Mannheim to level the series, as Ireland had stunned the Olympic Champions in first test by 2-0. Three German goals in a 4 minute spell either side of half time was the difference between the sides. Germany took an early lead when they were awarded a penalty stroke in the 11m with Seekers converting from the spot. Continue reading →

Meredith announces Irish Men’s Hockey squad for series against Germany

Irish Senior Men’s Coach Andrew Meredith has named a 20-man squad for the upcoming test matches vs Germany in Heilbronn & Mannheim on the 16th, 17th & 18th of May 2013 in preparation for FIH World League 3 in Rotterdam from 13th – 23rd June.

Irish Hockey Association LogoMeredith has had a busy month taking in each round of the Irish Hockey League including last weekend’s finals at Three Rock Rovers and his squad for this test series includes a number of players who excelled in that tournament alongside a large European Club based Irish contingent. Continue reading →