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 (...)

Roger Federer breezed past Damir Dzumhur in straight sets in their first round tie at Wimbledon. Photograph: Epa
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  • July 1, 2015, 08:38

(...) others, while Miriam Lord looks back at a time when a whole nation was high as a kite. Hockey Ireland(...)

Emma Smyth during Ireland’s match against South Africa during the Hockey World League semi-final in in Valencia, Spain. Photograph: Getty Images

Olympics though the Kookaburras have been the outstanding team in world hockey for the past two years. Paul(...)

(...).45pm-6pm BBC 2, 1pm-9.30pm Setanta, 11.30am-7.30pm Wimbledon Day 3 from London HOCKEY Sky Sports 1(...)

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(...)

Alan Sothern scored three as Ireland stuffed China 6-0 in Antwerp. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 6 China 0 Ireland kept their hopes of qualification for the Rio Olympics alive as they routed China 6-0 in their World League clash in Antwerp(...)

Padraig Harrington is four shots off the lead of Bubba Watson in the Travelers Championship. Photograph: Getty
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  • June 26, 2015, 08:01

(...)-8.45pm. Hockey Ireland play their next World League hockey match against China as they look to(...)

Mitch Darling scored Ireland’s first equaliser in the Olympic qualifying tournament game against Malaysia in Belgium. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Malaysia 4 Ireland 2Ireland could not stage a comeback in the second match of their Olympic Qualifying tournament in Belgium. Having drawn 2-2 with(...)

Lorcán Miller’s coffin is carried into Rathmichael Parish Church in Shankill, Co Dublin, for his funeral.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

(...), grandparents and godparents. Members of Bray and UCD hockey clubs formed a guard of honour as Lorcán(...)

Brendan Irvine will compete for the light flyweight gold medal at the European Games in Baku today. Photograph: Inpho
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  • June 25, 2015, 08:37

(...) 4 8.30pm. Hockey Ireland take on Malaysia in their next World League clash. Sky Sports 1 from 1pm.