A dejected Ireland team after their World League quarter-final defeat to China on Thursday. Photograph: Epa

China 1 Ireland 1 (China win shoot-out 4-3) After the utter devastation of a shoot-out loss to China in what was a direct Olympic qualifier, Da(...)

Ireland players congratulate Megan Frazer after setting up goalscorer Anna O’ Flanagan to score their second goal. Photo: David Aliaga/INPHO

Ireland 2 (M Frazer, A O’Flanagan) USA 0 Ireland stunned world number five side USA 2-0 with goals from Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan to ensure the(...)

Nikki Evans: scored a fine hat-trick for Ireland against South Africa in Valencia. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 4 South Africa 1 Nikki Evans’ hat-trick inspired Ireland to an opening 4-1 win over South Africa in their Hockey World League clash in Valen(...)

Clontarf player-coach Gareth Borland scored the penalty spot with the last act of silver goal extra time to secure the Irish Hockey Trophy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne /Inpho

Clontarf claimed their first national title as they landed the Irish Hockey Trophy title in hugely contentious circumstances. They came back from 2-0 (...)

Ireland midfielder Bruce McCandless suffered a fractured ankle while playing for Banbridge against Cork C of I in the Irish Senior Cup final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Bruce McCandless is set to miss Ireland’s World League round three tournament in Antwerp in June due to a fractured bone in his ankle.The Banbridge m(...)

Monkstown’s Richard Sykes attempts to block a shot from Johnny McKee of Banbridge in the Irish Hockey League final, claimed by the south Co Dublin team.  Photograph: Gary Carr/INPHO

A devastating penalty corner brace from Richard Sykes saw Monkstown win their third successive Irish Hockey League title, inflicting Banbridge’s fi(...)

Natalie Pinkerton of Pegasus: a resilient defence helped the Ulster team see off Loreto to take their second   Irish Hockey League title. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

Pegasus won their second Irish Hockey League title as their cool heads in the shoot-out and defensive resilience saw them beat Loreto at Grange Road(...)

Ireland and UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD face a major doubt over the fitness of key striker Anna O’Flanagan as they bid to retain the women’s Irish Hockey League title this weekend at Gr(...)

Cork Church of Ireland’s Alec Moffett in action against  Dane Ward of Banbridge. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Banbridge are two wins away from completing a perfect season as they look to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Irish Senior Cup they won afo(...)

It’s been a perfect season for Banbridge so far this year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Banbridge lie two wins away from a perfect season as they look to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Irish Senior Cup they won a fortnight ago a(...)