Irish goalkeeper David Harte: would be the first Irish player to win the Euro Hockey League. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

David Harte took a big step towards becoming the first Irish player to win the Euro Hockey League, the biggest club hockey competition in the world, a(...)

David Harte: the Ireland goalkeeper is currently rated the world’s number one. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two wins over France in midweek was a great boost for Irish team morale in this, the most important year for the sport since the Olympic Games entere(...)

Craig Fulton: he hopes the Ireland players can be off work to have a decent shot at the Olympics. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Ireland kick off their preparation for Rio on home soil next month when they play two Test matches against France. Following from the two-week camp (...)

Men’s hockey international coach Craig Fulton has been named the FIH Coach of the Year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO.

The magnitude of the Irish men’s achievements in 2015 was further compounded this week with Craig Fulton being named the FIH Coach of the Year for hi(...)

Ireland’s David Harte has been recognised as the top goalkeeper in world hockey. Photograph: Getty Images

David Harte was named the men’s FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year for his exploits in 2015, helping Ireland claim a place at the Olympic Games for the (...)

Shane O’Donoghue: was on target for Ireland against Canada in Cape Town. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland 2 Canada 0 Goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Chris Cargo saw Ireland’smen begin Olympic year with a 2-0 win over Rio rivals Canada in theirfir(...)

David Harte: “For me to play in Holland and India and all around the world with Ireland is an incredible experience.” Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

David Harte is probably the best hockey goalkeeper in the world. Next year’s Olympic Games might bring his ability to a wider audience than ever be(...)

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 (...)

 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’s hopes of Olympic qualification remain very much on course. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 2 Belgium 2 Ireland’s men’s hockey team added yet another incredible result to their ever-growing list in 2015 as they squeezed out a draw ag(...)