Action from the Group B hockey match between Belgium and Ireland in the men’s group stage at the World League. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland 1 Belgium 2 Frustration abounded for the Irish men as they fell in fractious fashion 2-1 to hosts Belgium in their final World League Round 3(...)

Ireland’s John Jackson is congratulated after scoring the equalising goal against Great Britain. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

Craig Fulton’s Ireland side were left with mixed emotions following their opening day 2-2 draw with Great Britain at World League Round 3 in Antwerp,(...)

Ireland celebrate after John Jackson scores his side’s equaliser in their 2-2 World League Round Three draw with Great Britain. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 2 Great Britain 2 Craig Fulton’s Ireland side were left with mixed emotions following their opening day 2-2 draw with Great Britain at World (...)

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(...)