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 (...)

After a 10-week break the Irish Hockey League returns tomorrow with the penultimate round of pool matches. Photograph: Inpho

After a 10-week break the Irish Hockey League returns tomorrow with the penultimate round of pool matches. Hermes and Pegasus in pool A and Loreto and(...)

John Jermyn: Former Irish international scored Cor C of I’s vital winner against Lisnagarvey in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Jermyn’s late winner handed Cork C of I one of their best results in the Irish Senior Cup in the last decade as they stunned Ulster champions Li(...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw: was on target in her club’s 3-0 victory over Old Alexandra. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

The opening to their Leinster title defence was flawless, UCD winning their first five games, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. It’s all g(...)

Mick McGuinness: scored Glenanne’s third goal in the Neville Cup final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Glenanne 3 (S Brownlow, S Ronan, M McGuinness) Corinthian 0 Glenanne retained the Neville Cup in controlled fashion as they saw off Corinthia(...)