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(...)

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 (...)

Mitch Darling scored Ireland’s first equaliser in the Olympic qualifying tournament game against Malaysia in Belgium. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Malaysia 4 Ireland 2Ireland could not stage a comeback in the second match of their Olympic Qualifying tournament in Belgium. Having drawn 2-2 with(...)

Ireland’s John Jackson is congratulated after scoring the equalising goal against Great Britain. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

Craig Fulton’s Ireland side were left with mixed emotions following their opening day 2-2 draw with Great Britain at World League Round 3 in Antwerp,(...)

Ireland celebrate after John Jackson scores his side’s equaliser in their 2-2 World League Round Three draw with Great Britain. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 2 Great Britain 2 Craig Fulton’s Ireland side were left with mixed emotions following their opening day 2-2 draw with Great Britain at World (...)

 Chloe Watkins: scored in  UCD’s 3-2 victoty  against English club  Canterbury at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup. Photograph: Sportsfile

UCD women’s team will finish in Ireland’s best position in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup since Randalstown in 1995 no matter what the outcome of t(...)

Conor Harte, of Racing Bruxelles, along with Shane O’Donoghue and Kyle Good who play with Antwerp’s Dragons will play against France. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The winter break across Europe will slowly see the Irish senior men’s team return to full training together after players were spread across Belgiu(...)

Alan Sothern: Pembroke’s top scorer last season has moved to Belgium. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke’s early-season title credentials face a major test in Leinster Division One as last year’s Irish Senior Cup finalists (...)