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 (...)

Ireland men’s international coach Craig Fulton. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Ireland’s men got a measure of the challenge they need to overcome in Rio next August after a pair of losses to world number five side Belgium in Ca(...)

Banbridge’s Eugene Magee: one of several Irish players to test Canada goalkeeper David Carter. Photograph: Inpho.

Ireland should be pleased with their string of results in South Africa, where they have kicked off their Olympic year with a two-week training camp. (...)

Shane O’Donoghue: scored on the rebound from a corner to give Ireland a seventh-minute lead. Photograph: Getty Images

David Alegre’s late goal saw Spain continue their hoodoo over the Irish men’s team as they took the laurels 3-2 in the third test match of the tour to(...)

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,(...)