Electric Ireland Irish Women’s Hockey Team Start World League 2 With Win

Ireland 4 (Jacob, Connery, O’Flynn, N. Gray) beat Czech Republic 1

Irish Hockey Association LogoThe Electric Ireland Irish Women’s team got off to a winning start vs. Czech Republic at World League 2 today in Valencia despite losing an early goal in warm conditions in Spain. Darren Smith’s side fell behind in the 5th minute when a defensive mix up resulted in the ball somehow finding its way into the Ireland goal. It wasn’t the start the Green Army would have wanted but credit to the side led by Captain Alex Speers, they were up for a fight today and worked hard to get themselves back into contention in the important opening game. 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 →