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(...)

The general idea is that a national league will promote standards and that Ireland will benefit from that and put itself in a better position to qualify for world events such as the Olympic Games

Next Wednesday a meeting takes place in Ulster that could again threaten to split the sport. Following an Irish Hockey Association (IHA) EGM last yea(...)

Kenny Carroll scored four goals in Railway’s 7-6 victory over Hungary’s Soroksari. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Railway Union retained Ireland’s place in the third tier of European club indoor competition for another year in dramatic fashion, striking twice in (...)

Kieran Mulvey, Chairman, Irish Sports Council says that increased funding will increase participation and enhance high performance - A total of €8.16m will be invested in 22 Performance Plans which will support Ireland participation at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport - and with the Rio Olympic countdown well underway, Government funding for 2015 is up on la(...)

The proposal was passed with 87 per cent voting in favour of introducing the full IHL. Phogograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hockey will enter a new era next September with the introduction of a season-long Irish Hockey League for the first time, following an emphatic EGM v(...)

Railway celebrate their Irish Senior Cup final win over UCD at the National Hockey Stadium, UCD in 2013. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the future of club hockey in Ireland is up for discussion at Sunday’s IHA EGM, with a vote scheduled to take place on proposals for an expande(...)

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(...)

Megan Frazer: Ireland captain is in favour of an expanded IHL.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Change in Irish hockey has never come easy, and judging by the letter sent to its clubs by the Ulster branch, an expanded Irish Hockey League won’t(...)

Ireland’s men’s team: Winning on an international stage, as the men’s cricket team and women’s rugby team recently showed, takes a sport a long, long way. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite the heated tempers around the country over the proposed Irish Hockey League, there has been some good to come out of the recent debate and (...)

Old Wesley, one of four rugby clubs to receive the maximum €200,000 grant.

It’s two years since the Government last divvied up in terms of the Sports Capital Programme, where grants are made to sports clubs and local communi(...)