The dejected Ireland players following the agonising shoot-out defeat to China which dashed their dream of Olympic qualification. Photo: Stanislas Brochier/Inpho

South Africa 4 Ireland 0 A 4-0 mauling and an eighth -place finish overall provided an extra harsh exclamation mark, ending the World League R(...)

Aine Connery scored Ireland’s winner against Uruguay as they qualified for the quarter-finals of the World League Round 3 in Valencia. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland 3 Uruguay 2 Ireland’s women booked a place in the quarter-finals of World League Round 3 in Valencia on Saturday afternoon as Aine Connery’s (...)

Nikki Evans: scored a fine hat-trick for Ireland against South Africa in Valencia. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 4 South Africa 1 Nikki Evans’ hat-trick inspired Ireland to an opening 4-1 win over South Africa in their Hockey World League clash in Valen(...)

UCD’s Nikki Evans and her team mates finished sixth in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Two final quarter goals saw UCD fall out of touch with Surbiton, ultimately falling 4-1 to the English champions, meaning they finished sixth in the E(...)

Emma Smyth scored her first international hat-trick in Ireland’s 13-0 defeat of Turkey in the World League Round 2 match at Belfield. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 13 Turkey 0 Ireland proved far too strong for Turkey to complete their UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 with a huge win, with Naomi Carroll(...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw: was on target in her club’s 3-0 victory over Old Alexandra. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

The opening to their Leinster title defence was flawless, UCD winning their first five games, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. It’s all g(...)

Siofra Flood, former COO of Swrve, has committed to becoming a lead entrepreneur for the next cycle of Going for Growth. (Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times)

Going for Growth is looking to recruit 60 female entrepreneurs to participate in the next phase of its entrepreneurship programme. The programm(...)

File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD and Loreto are the only sides with two wins out of two after the second round of the Irish Hockey League on Saturday, the defending champions gett(...)

Two victories over Belgium in Brussels this week gave Darren Smith’s Irish team an encouraging start to their build-up for March’s World Hockey Leagu(...)

Emma Smyth: Converted a second minute penalty corner. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish dream of a first Champions Challenge I title came unstuck at the hands of the USA in Glasgow last night, showing their class to coolly come (...)