Nikki Evans, who scored winner for Hermes against Pegasus earlier in the season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With the top four meeting each other in the latest round of Hockey League games, there’s a chance for the chasing pack to close ground. Leaders Hermes(...)

Pegasus’s Hannah McMillan battles for the ball with  Vicky McMaw of Elks Mandatory. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Holders Ulster Elks, last season’s beaten finalists Hermes, 2014 winners UCD and Ards all made it through to the semi-finals of the Irish Senior Cup (...)

Naomi Carroll went close for Ireland in their 3-0 defeat to Spain in Valencia. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 0 Spain 3 Ireland’s women completed their time in Spain on a low note, falling to a 3-0 defeat to the Valencia hosts, losing the series 3-1 (...)

Anna O’Flanagan scored twice for Hermes against Ards in the Ey Hockey League at Booterstown on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Hermes, Ulster Elks and Railway Union made it two wins out of two in the EY Hockey League on Saturday, Elks and Railway picking up fine wins on their (...)

Anna O’Flanagan: Hermes player scored a hat-trick against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hermes, having added four current senior internationals to their panel, will be looking to back up last week’s statement win over UCD with another bi(...)

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(...)