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

New system will provide more frequent high-quality fixtures for top players

Alan Sothern: Pembroke’s top scorer last season has moved to Belgium. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Pembroke have seen top scorer Alan Sothern and defender Conor Harte taking up contracts in Belgium

Ireland’s Timothy Cockram: his equaliser secured a 1-1 draw against Scotland in Investic London Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Timmy Cockram goal 30 seconds from full-time gives Ireland a good chance of reaching final

Ireland’s Megan Campbell (left)  celebrates scoring against India during their recent match at Belfield. Ireland had initially been drawn to play in Montevideo in Uruguay. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic hopes boosted by chance to host a tournament ahead of Rio 2016

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

Irish international duo join Dragons, one of Europe’s top clubs, for the 2014/15 season

If the proposal is formally adopted it would mean a further three sides from Ulster and Leinster, two from Munster and another couple of wildcard entries would take part in IHL2

Proposal sees top clubs taken out domestic leagues

Emma Smyth half-volleyed home the winner for Railway Union. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Students prove tough nut to crack but eventually succumb to Sandymount side’s star quality

UCD captain Sarah Greene and team-mates celebrate with thw Irish Senior Cup.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nikki Evans and Anna O’Flanagan’s second half goals see off brave Pembroke effort

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