Kenny Carroll scored four goals in Railway’s 7-6 victory over Hungary’s Soroksari. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Railway Union retained Ireland’s place in the third tier of European club indoor competition for another year in dramatic fashion, striking twice in (...)

 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Three Rock Rovers became the first men’s side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League as they beat Lisnagarvey 4-2 in Hillsborough (...)

Ireland’s men’s hockey coach Craig Fulton in his playing days: he will be hoping the team secure qualification for the Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland concluded their South African tour with a pair of losses against world number five side Belgium, falling 3-0 on Saturday and 7-2 on Sunday in(...)

Paul Gleghorne: his strike along with Alan Sothern’s had levelled matters at 2-2 against the Netherlands. Photograph: Inpho

A final quarter blitz denied Ireland a famous result against world number two side, the Netherlands, as they eventually succumbed 5-2 in their Test ma(...)

 Erica Cody Kennedy Smith, DCU Mercy, in action against Marie Breen (left) and Claire Rockall of  Team Montenotte Hotel Cork. Photograph: Sportsfile

Team Montenotte Hotel are sweating on the fitness of two first string players ahead of Saturday’s Women’s National Cup Final against Killester. Captai(...)

 Eugene Magee:  will lend his considerable experience to the Ireland side in South Africa. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s senior men play the first Test match of 2015 on Sunday in Cape Town as they take on South Africa to kickstart their Olympic qualifying prep(...)

John Jermyn: Former Irish international scored Cor C of I’s vital winner against Lisnagarvey in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Jermyn’s late winner handed Cork C of I one of their best results in the Irish Senior Cup in the last decade as they stunned Ulster champions Li(...)

Lisnagarvey are favourites after their recent 10-1 win over Mossley in the Ulster Premier League. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Lisnagarvey and Cork C of I battle it out for the final place in the men’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals on Saturday to kick-start the second phase of(...)

Richard Sykes’ last-minute penalty corner saw Monkstown cling on to their unbeaten Leinster Division One run. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Richard Sykes’ last-minute penalty corner saw Monkstown cling on to their unbeaten Leinster Division One run into the New Year but, for the second ti(...)

Ireland coach Craig Fulton: “It is the perfect training environment and we couldn’t ask for better opposition.  Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The Irish senior men’s team have opted for warm-weather training in South Africa in January, rather than Alicante this week, as their key preparatio(...)