Lisnagarvey’s Neal Glassey with Kenny Carroll of Railway Union in Senior Cup action. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

South African international Shannon Boucher denied YMCA a cup shock as Glenanne belatedly pulled clear to take their place in the final four of the Ir(...)

Ireland men’s international coach Craig Fulton. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Ireland’s men got a measure of the challenge they need to overcome in Rio next August after a pair of losses to world number five side Belgium in Ca(...)

Eugene Magee scored Banbridge’s winning goal against Cookstown in the EY Hockey League last week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Monkstown will want to make amends for last weekend when they allowed Ulster’s Lisnagarvey take the top place on the EY Hockey League table. It was a(...)

Victory over Pembroke on Saturday lifts Banbridge to a three-way share of second place in the EY Hockey League table. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Dowds’s twin strikes in the closing five minutes saw Banbridge inflict even more pain on Pembroke on Saturday evening, as they fell to a third(...)

Ireland players and staff celebrate after they beat England 4-2 to win the bronze medal  at the EuroHockey Nations Championship at the Lee Valley  Centre in London London.  Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA

Ireland 4 England 2 Making history, the recurring mantra of the Irish senior men’s team. An incredible year for the team was capped with the biggest (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Ireland goalkeeper David Harte: one of 11 players in the panel who narrowly missed out on qualification for London 2012. Photograph: Inpho.

It is the turn of the Irish men this week to attempt to qualify for the Rio Olympics as they begin their World League round three campaign in Antwerp (...)