Ireland 5-1 Austria (m); Ireland 1-3 Scotland (w)
Ireland 5 (2) John Jermyn x 3; Conor Harte; Mikey Watt Austria 1 (0) Daniel Korper
Ireland's men took on Austria this afternoon in Wales in their second game of World League 1- with a 5-0 win over last nights hosts Ireland continued their winning ways in a match which saw John Jermyn net a hattrick and become Ireland's top goal scorer of all time.
The match started off seeing both sides go close but it was Ireland who took the lead when John Jermyn scored his 80th goal for Ireland with a set piece routine. The first half ensued with a disciplined performance from both sides but with only eight minutes before the break Ireland made it two again thanks to Jermyn.
Ireland punished Austria early in the second half for giving away another penalty corner this time defender Conor Harte was on hand to covert and make it 3-0. But with 15 minutes to go Austria finally go one back but it was too little too late as Mikey Watt cancelled out the attempt when he shot home from the top of the circle minutes later making it 4-1.
Ireland closed out the match with a penalty stroke and it was a fitting way for John Jermyn to close out what will no doubt be a memorable day in his hockey career making it 5-1. Ireland will play their final match tomorrow against Sweden at 12pm.
Squad: Bell, Jonathon Lisnagarvey; Bruton, Jonathon YMCA; Carroll, Kenneth Railway Union; Caruth, Peter Braxgata; Cockram, Tim Lisnagarvey; Darling, Michael Three Rock Rovers; Smyth, Tim Cookstown; Fitzgerald, David Monkstown; Gleghorne, Paul Instonians; Gormley, Ronan (Capt) Crefelder HTC; Harte, Conor SCHC; Harte, David Kampong; Jackson, John Braxgata; Jermyn, John Penguin; Magee, Eugene Crefender HTC; McCandless, Bruce Banbridge; McConnell, Andrew Hurley; Watt, Michael SCHC
Starting XI: Harte, Jackson, Gormley, Watt, Jermyn, Magee, McConnell, Darling, Cockram, Gleghorne, Harte
Saturday 8 September
14:00 Austria 1-5 Ireland
16:30 Wales 4-0 Sweden
Sunday 9th September
12:00 Ireland v Sweden
15:00 Wales v Austria
Official website http://www.hockeywales.org.uk/worldleaguecardiff/index.htm
Ireland Women 1-3 Scotland
Ireland's Women sponsored by Electric Ireland are also in action this weekend playing three practise test games against Scotland in Scotland as they continue preparations for the Electric Ireland FIH Road to London. Ireland will be disappointed to come out the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline after securing a win over hosts Scotland yesterday evening. Scotland opened the scoring in the 20th minute against the run of play before going 2 down just before half time when Scotland converted from a penalty corner. Scotland went 3-0 up before Ireland's Lisa Jacob scored Ireland's only goal to make it 3-1. Ireland will have a chance to secure another win tomorrow when they play Scotland again at 12pm.