Peter Carruth celebrates after scoring against Belgium in the group stages of the European Championships.

EuroHockey Nations Championships semi-finals Ireland v The Netherlands Lea Valley Park, London Thursday, 1.15pm Ireland’s men enter uncharted terri(...)

 Ireland players celebrate a goal against Belgium in the  EuroHockey Championships at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. Photo:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

EuroHockey Nations Championships Ireland 2 (P Caruth, J Jackson) Belgium 2 (S Dockier, F van Aubel) Ireland’s men’s hockey team added yet (...)

Ireland coach Graham Shaw: “We need to be playing higher-ranked teams . .”

Just a couple of weeks since Olympic hopes were crushed, new Irish coach Graham Shaw is already plotting a path toward the next major competition, the(...)

Alan Sothern scored the winning goal as Ireland defeated Pakistan at the World Hockey League semi-final fifth to eighth place play-offs in Antwerp. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/Inpho

Ireland 1 Pakistan 0 Alan Sothern’s 46th-minute goal moved Ireland within touching distance of Olympic qualification as they saw off Pakistan 1(...)

Ireland’s Peter Caruth ships a heavy tackle during the World League Round 3 quarter-final game  against Australia in Antwerp. Photograph: Frank Uijlenbroek/Inpho

Australia 4 Ireland 1 Ireland’s first potential route to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 was firmly closed in Antwerp on Wednesday (...)

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(...)