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 (...)

Ireland’s men play their first game on home soil since June 2012 this weekend as they take on Wales in a pair of international ties at Belfield with C(...)

Ireland’s Shane O’Donoghue: has previous Euro Hockey League experience with Glenanne. Photograph: Inpho

Irish international duo Shane O’Donoghue and Kyle Good have signed playing contracts with top Belgian club Dragons, one of Europe’s top clubs, for the(...)

Shane O’Donoghue (left) scored Ireland’s winner against Wales at the 4-Nations tournament in Barcelona. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Ireland continued on their winning ways in Spain with a 1-0 win over Wales. It leaves the team just one match to play in the 4-Nations event against h(...)