Toulouse’s Irish player Trevor Brennan punches an Ulster fan ahead of a Heineken Cup match in 2007 Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

Times have changed since 1992 when Buffalo Sabres ice hockey player Rob Ray landed 15 punches on a(...)

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

(...) his side begin the EuroHockey Championships II in Prague with a tie against France. Shaw took on the(...)

Galway were beaten in the Leinster hurling final by Kilkenny despite the individual brilliance of Joe Canning. Photograph: Inpho
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  • July 6, 2015, 08:40

(...) men’s hockey Ireland men’s hockey team’s hopes of making the 2016 Rio Olympics were given a major(...)

Jane Urquhart: ‘The Rás seemed to me to be a mythic thing when it began in the mid-1950s. God. The weather. And the potholes.’ Photograph: Stephen McCarthy

(...),” she says. “I’ve lived in Canada all of my life and I still haven’t been to a hockey game. That should(...)

Peter Caruth celebrates scoring Ireland’s second goal in the World Hockey League fifth-place playoff, in Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

When that Sky Sports hockey commentator said of Malaysia yesterday, “they’re hardly going to score(...)

Peter Caruth celebrates scoring Ireland’s second goal during the World Hockey League fifth-place play-off against Malaysia in Antwerp. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

Ireland 4 Malaysia 1 An impeccable 4-1 win over Malaysia put Ireland in the best possible position to qualify for the Olympic Games for the fi(...)

Brian Rowntree and Frank Cushnahan  were  appointed to the Nama advisory committee for Northern Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

(...) hockey international who is considered a market leader in dispute resolution and litigation. Tughans said(...)

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(...)

Bernard Ambrose Joseph McCauley polishing his lone extravagance, a slightly banged-up 1942 Hudson

(...), waiting to be devoured. We then loaded up cars for the drive to midnight Mass, scooting like hockey pucks(...)

Novak Djokovic beat  Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets to reach the next round of Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty
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  • July 2, 2015, 08:33

(...), writes Johnny Watterson. Rio route shut for men’s hockey team Ireland’s first potential route into(...)