Darren Smith: is returning to New Zealand to be with his family. Photograph: INPHO

Darren Smith has announced that he will step down as coach of the Irish women’s senior hockey team after next month’s World League round three in Vale(...)

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Ireland coach Craig Fulton: “It is the perfect training environment and we couldn’t ask for better opposition.  Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The Irish senior men’s team have opted for warm-weather training in South Africa in January, rather than Alicante this week, as their key preparatio(...)

Geoff Cole created two goals for Monkstown, on the day he joined his three brothers in the matchday squad. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Monkstown produced a blistering show of form to crush Pembroke 5-1 at Serpentine Avenue and reignite their Irish Hockey League challenge.The reigning (...)

Monkstown’s Gareth Watkins (right): his  brace inspired the comeback against lowly YMCA. Photograph: Inpho

Monkstown made the Leinster men’s Division One title race a two-horse one yesterday as they saw off third placed Pembroke 4-3 in a fine game, capping (...)

 Jeamie Deacon: on target twice for UCD. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Such were the weather conditions on Saturday, it’s a wonder that four of the Leinster first division ties were completed, the game between Trinity and(...)

Ireland’s Peter Carruth won’t see action for 10 weeks or so as he is recovering from a broken foot. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Four wins last week from Three Rock Rovers, Pembroke, Railway Union and Glenanne gives them a little step ahead of one of the favourites for this seas(...)

Graham Shaw: the Monkstown coach has given them a harder edge gleaned from his playing success at Glennane. Photograph; James Crombie/Inpho

Having been nearly men for a number of years, Monkstown enter the Irish Hockey League finals weekend in Grange Road hoping to confirm they have(...)