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(...)

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(...)