Other Sport

SA men go down to Ireland

2012-11-27 21:37
Gregg Clark (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The South Africa men’s hockey team was beaten 3-1 by Ireland in its final Pool B match at the Champions Challenge tournament in Quilmes, Argentina on Tuesday night.

The defeat means South Africa, the most inexperienced team at the tournament and missing nine London 2012 Olympians, finish the preliminary round at the bottom of the log and will be taking on Pool A winners Malaysia in Thursday’s 13:30 (SA time) quarter-final.

Ireland’s goalscorers were Andrew McConnell in the first half and John Jermyn and Conor Harte after the changeover, while SA forward Miguel da Graca’s 13th-minute strike ensured the half-time score was 1-1.

SA started the tournament with a 4-4 draw against Japan after leading 4-1 with a quarter of the match to go, and then went down 2-1 to Argentina.

Ireland will play Poland in the quarter-finals, while the two other quarter-finalists to meet South Korea and Canada were to be determined after Tuesday night’s late game between Argentina and Japan.

Poland caused a major upset in beating tournament favourites South Korea 5-4 and Malaysia kept their 100% win record intact with a 4-2 win over Canada.

Malaysia's head coach, Paul Revington, was the coach of the SA team at Athens 2004 that included current SA coach Gregg Clark.


Read more on:    sa hockey men  |  gregg clark  |  hockey


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.