Ireland lost 6-0 to reigning Olympic champions Germany at the Hamburg Masters this afternoon.

Andrew Meredith's side suffered at the hands of an in-form home side in the sweltering heat of Hamburg.

All of Germany's goals bar one came from close range past an otherwise inspired David Harte in the Irish goal.

The Green Machine were 2-0 down at half time with both goals coming from Marco Miltkau.

They resumed their scoring early the second half when Oskar Deeke scored on 36 minutes.

Florien Fuchs hit a superb reverse stick shot past Harte on 46 minutes with Thilo Strawolski getting the pick of the bunch in the 48 minute.

Mats Grambusch hit home late on to seal a comfortable victory.

Matthew Bell and Kirk Shimmins earned their first senior international caps.

Ireland: D. Harte, C. Harte, McCandless, Jackson (c), Lorimer, Cargo, Brown, Maguire, Watt, Darling, O'Donoghue

Subs: D. Fitzgerald, J. Bell, S. Cole, K. Shimmins, A. Sothern, K. Good, M. Bell

Hamburg Masters Fixtures

25 July Ireland 0-6 Germany

27 July Ireland v The Netherlands (14:00 local time)

28 July Ireland v England (12:00 local time)