The fallout after the 65-48 vote in favour of the Ulster Hockey Union (UHU) not taking part in the IHL will instantly confound players in Ulster teams, many of whom see the IHL as a step up in standards. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whatever way it is construed the vote taken in Stormont’s Pavilion by Ulster on Wednesday night not to participate in the proposed Irish Hockey Leagu(...)

Sunday’s public ballot and what happens afterwards may threaten the integrity of the IHA. If the vote for an AIL goes through and Ulster follow up their threat and decline to take part, what then?

On Sunday an egm vote will be taken by Irish Hockey Association (IHA) members on whether an All Ireland League should be organised along the lines of(...)

Crescent CC’s Diarmuid Dee, in action during the 2013 Munster Schools Senior Cup final, has the physicality to make an impact. Photograph: Cathal noonan/Inpho

New Zealand have won the Under-20 Rugby World Cup four times and have been in every tournament final except last year. Less mysterious than respected,(...)

Tullamore captain Aaron Deverell: can lead his side from outhalf to victory at Edenderry. Photograph: Inpho

Tullamore come into the Towns Cup final on the back of gaining promotion to the All-Ireland League for the first time in their 75-year history (...)