Natalie Pinkerton of Pegasus: a resilient defence helped the Ulster team see off Loreto to take their second   Irish Hockey League title. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

Pegasus won their second Irish Hockey League title as their cool heads in the shoot-out and defensive resilience saw them beat Loreto at Grange Road(...)

It’s been a perfect season for Banbridge so far this year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Banbridge lie two wins away from a perfect season as they look to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Irish Senior Cup they won a fortnight ago a(...)

UCD’s Nikki Evans and her team mates finished sixth in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Two final quarter goals saw UCD fall out of touch with Surbiton, ultimately falling 4-1 to the English champions, meaning they finished sixth in the E(...)

Irish men’s hockey is facing its biggest controversy in years.

Ulster clubs have until Friday to decide if they wish to participate in the new Irish Hockey League (IHL) that begins next season. As this season com(...)

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(...)

 Niamh Small’s goal secured Loreto’s 3-1 win against Ards in the Irish Hockey League pool B. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

After Saturday’s games the line-up for the Irish Hockey League semi-finals is complete with Pegasus facing defending champions UCD at Grange Road nex(...)

 Mitch Darling scored twice in Ireland’s 8-0 win over Chile in their opening World League round-two group game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Four first-quarter goals powered Ireland to a confident 8-0 victory over Chile in their opening World League round-two group game in Chula Vista, San (...)

With the line-up for the Irish Hockey League semi-finals to be decided tomorrow and, possibly, the destination of the Leinster first division title(...)

 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Three Rock Rovers became the first men’s side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League as they beat Lisnagarvey 4-2 in Hillsborough (...)