Annadale’s Peter Caruth is among the players who have been included in Mark Tumilty’s Irish squad for the games against France. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Caruth and McKee get first inclusions since July 2018 as new coach braces for first game

Three Rock’s David Kane fails to stop Conor Empey of UCD scoring a goal in the student side’s 3-1 win at the weekend. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Promoted students claim impressive win in their EY Hockey League opening game

Former Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty will head up the Ireland men’s coaching team for the Olympic qualifier in Canada. Photograph:  Freddie Parkinson/Inpho/Presseye

Jason Lee will assist former Banbridge coach for tournament in Canada

Ireland men and women will discover their Olympic qualifying opponents on Monday. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Women will play their two-legged tie at home while the men will have to travel away

 Alexander Cox has stepped down as coach to the Ireland men’s hockey team. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Defeat to Wales last Saturday led to relegation to second tier in Europe

Ireland celebrate a goal against Germany earlier in the EuroHockey Championships, in which they finished fifth. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Sean Dancer’s new charges equal highest ever finish at EuroHockey Championships

Ireland head coach Alexander Cox is considering his position after relegation. Photo: David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty Images

Head coach Alexander Cox says he will have to consider his position after trouncing

Anna O’Flanagan scored Ireland’s winner against hosts Belgium  at the  European Championships in Antwerp. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland beat hosts Belgium and now target fifth place in Antwerp

Phil Roper netted the second for England in their win over Ireland. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Zach Wallace and Phil Roper netted as Shane O’Donoghue’s were beaten in Antwerp

Ireland players celebrate a goal during the EuroHockey 2019 draw with Germany. Photo: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

World Cup runners-up needed a win against Germany but could only manage a 1-1 draw

 Mathias Muller of Germany and Ben Walker of Ireland vie for the ball during the  EuroHockey  match  in Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Germany prove too strong as they book semi-final spot in Antwerp

Róisín Upton scored from four penalty corners in the 11-0 win over Belarus in the  EuroHockey Championship in Antwerp. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

Sean Dancer’s side score 11 times to record their biggest EuroHockey victory

England celebrate after Suzy Petty scores against Ireland  during the  European Championships in  Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Men’s team score two goals in the last five minutes to draw 3-3 with Scotland

 England’s Mark Gleghorne scored the equaliser against Ireland in today’s 3-3 draw. Photograph: Getty Images

Late goal from former Ireland player earns 3-3 draw in Four Nations

Ireland goalkeeper David Harte is an injury doubt for next month’s European Championships in Antwerp. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland goalkeeper looking to shake off muscle inflammation problem

Ireland will play in a four nations tournament in Spain next weekend before facing Scotland again in the European Championships group stages. File photograph: The Irish Times

Women hammer Italy at Stormont while men overcome Scotland in tight Sunday fixture

Ireland coach Alexander Cox confirmed the former Aussie international for the upcoming two-game series with Scotland in Glasgow. Photograph: Koen Suyk

Irish passport holder based in Netherlands where he plays with Tilburg in Hoofdklasse

Ireland’s Katie Mullan: she  was part of the Club an der Alster side that won the German championship last season. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Three Rock Rovers get favourable draw in men’s Euro Hockey League

Callum Robinson was on target as Ireland Under-21s routed the Czech Republic. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Heavy win over hosts puts Ireland into semis of second-tier Euro Junior Championships

Second-half goals from Deirdre Duke (above)  and Lizzie Colvin saw Ireland defeat Scotland on Saturday evening 2-0. Photograph: Inpho

Irish Under-21 women’s side suffer loss to Russia at the Junior European Championships

Sean Dancer: the Australian takes  over the Ireland reins full time this weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sean Dancer takes formal charge of Ireland this weekend as they begin preparations for November’s Olympic qualifiers

Ireland men’s hockey coach  Alexander Cox. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

‘We tried to work off the ball but if you make so many mistakes then you can’t win a game’

 Shane O’Donoghue scored his 102nd international goal in the win over Korea. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Men follow the women’s lead as they banish Korea demons from 2012 Olympic qualifying

Shane O’Donoghue scored a hat-trick for Ireland against Singapore. Photograph: Inpho

O’Donoghue’s hat-trick helps his side leapfrog Scotland and Eygpt in Le Touquet

Korea celebrate a goal during their victory over Ireland in the FIH Women’s Series Final at Banbridge Hockey Club. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/PressEye

Ireland had already booked Olympic playoff with win over Czech Republic

John Jackson opened the scoring for Ireland in the defeat to Egypt. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Alexander Cox’s side had taken the lead against a powerful Egypt side

Shirley McCay opens the scoring for Ireland in the FIH Women’s Series semi-final against the Czech Republic at  Banbridge Hockey Club. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Semi-final victory over Czech Republic moves Ireland closer to Olympic qualification

Ireland’s Gillian Pender scores against Singapore during the FIH Women’s Series Pool A clash at  Banbridge Hockey Club, Belfast. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Eight players get on the scoresheet as visitors are outclassed at Banbridge

Anna O’Flanagan and her Irish teammates celebrate a goal against the Czech Republic  at Banbridge Hockey Club. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

With Singapore to come on Tuesday, Ireland look on course for a semi-final place

Ireland celebrate Bethany Barr’s goal against Malaysia. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Bethany Barr stars as Ireland begin FIH Series campaign with a victory in Banbridge

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw is in the Ireland squad for the FIH Series Finals. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Sarah Hawkshaw, Bethany Barr and Emma Buckley will play world ranking tournament for first time

Ireland’s John Jackson during  a test match against the USA at   Pembroke, Dublin. Photograph:  Adrian Boehm

The 33-year-old came back after six-month break to help the side to 5-0 and 2-0 successes

 John Jackson (above) makes his comeback to the Ireland squad alongside Neal Glassey, Ben Walker, Stephen Cole and goalkeeper Jamie Carr. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach makes six changes from World Cup line-up as John Jackson is recalled

Jody Hosking celebrates scoring the winning goal for Three Rock Rovers. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Jody Hosking score the winner for Three Rock Rovers against Lisnagarvey

Cork Harlequins celebrate the winning shootout. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Cork Harlequins goalkeeper stars in Senior Cup final shootout

Ireland international Matthew Nelson will pose a real threat for Lisnagarvey  in the  Irish Senior Cup final. Photograph: Inpho

Irish Senior Cup final preview: Three Rock Rovers v Lisnagarvey, Grange Road, 3.45pm

Three Rock Rovers celebrate with the EY Champions Trophy. Photograph: Irish Hockey

This was their 12th trophy since 2017 across outdoor and indoor competitions

Pegasus  celebrate after winning the Champions Trophy at Banbridge hockey club. Photograph:  Freddie Parkinson/Inpho

Ulster side hold their nerve in shootout to win 4-2

Loreto’s Nicci Daly in action against Ritm Grodno. Photograph: Koen Suyk/World Sport

UCD finish fourth in second-tier Euro Trophy as they lose to star-studded Waterloo Ducks in battle for bronze

Dragons’ Jeffrey Thys shoots under pressure from Three Rock Rovers’ s Luke Madeley during the Euro Hockey League KO8 match in Eindhoven. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

Dublin club go down in Euro Hockey League encounter with Belgian professional side

Three Rock Rovers in action in the Euro Hockey League. Photograph: Florent van Aubel

They’re trying to become first Irish club to reach KO8 stages with win on Wednesday

Banbridge’s Jamie Wright in action for Ireland in 2007. The player scored twice for Banbridge in their 6-1 win over Pembroke. Photograph: Inpho

Team on brink of extinction in 2006 beat NICS to lift first national cup since 1922

Lisnagarvey took a huge step towards the EY Hockey League title with a victory over Glenanne. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Victory over Monkstown boosts hopes of an incredible escape

Three Rock Rovers’ Mark English celebrates during their win over Pembroke. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Hockey: league leaders Lisnagarvey eye treble glory as they face in-form Rovers in final

Sitting joint top overnight, Crescent Comprehensive stormed  to a 6-1 win over Coláiste Iognáid on Friday morning, with Leah Clery  netting a hat-trick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Banbridge fail to get the five goals they need against Coláiste Iognáid, while Kilkenny go down 2-0 to St Andrew’s

Wesley claim the Minor Cup with a victory over High School

Glenanne goalkeeper Iain Walker was superb between the posts in a game of plentiful chances. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

All three title contenders fail to fire on Saturday as vital points dropped all round

Glenanne’s Johnny McCormack in action for Avoca in 2015. The player scored the winner against Cookstown at the weekend to seal a 4-3 victory. Photograph: Inpho

Leaders Glenanne ahead by three points after hard-fought victory over Cookstown

St Andrew’s celebrate their victory over Wesley College in the final of the Leinster Schoolgirls’ Senior Cup Final at Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Booterstown school draw inspiration from coach Gillian Pinder’s World Cup heroics

The Irish men’s hockey team travel to Oslo for the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I this weekend. Photograph:   Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Irish side targeting top two finish in EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge this weekend

 Ireland’s Hannah Matthews in action in last year’s World Cup. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Irish squad fail to hold on to victory over Spaniards in second Test match in Granada

Mitch Darling has played his last game for Ireland after announcing his international retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

‘When I got my first cap in 2006 I could never have dreamed reaching the heights we did’

Katie Mullan scored an early goal for Ireland in their international against Spain in Granada. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Katie Mullan’s early goal wiped out as home side secured victory in Granada

Matthew Nelson: popped up with the equaliser for Lisnagarvey against Glenanne. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Annadale see off struggling YMCA to move into fourth place

Hockey Ireland has announced Alexander Cox will remain as coach on a longer-term basis

More details on how long Dutchman will remain coach to be announced next week

Three Rock Rovers Mills Cup tie against Pembroke was postponed due to frost.

Cork C of I looking for a more productive campaign in 2019

Ireland players celebrating their silver medal at the hockey  World Cup Final in  London in August. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Singapore added to the eight-team women’s line-up, and will likely be one of the Green Army’s group stage opponents in Dublin

 Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels with coach Alexander Cox. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No confirmation if interim coach Cox will remain in role as road to Olympics nears

 Ronan Gormley played 256 times for Ireland, captaining the side 121 times. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former international defender on scoresheet in special challenge match

Conor Empey scored to give Three Rock Rovers the lead in the Neville Cup final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Goalkeeper Shane O’Brien the hero in penalty shoot-out; Bandon win first Peard Cup

Ireland celebrate their   shoot-out win over Spain. Photograph: Inpho/Sandra Mailer

Two gloriously tense shoot-outs catapult sport from obscurity

Captain Jody Hosking lifts  the trophy as Three Rock Rovers celebrate their  EY Champions Trophy Final win over Glenanne last May. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Coach Dagg hoping in-form Corinthian can shock the unbeaten holders

Ayeisha McFerran: she will be one of the obvious contenders for the Goalkeeper of the Year award. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The 20-year-old Tice is named on the Rising Star list of five players

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw is one of four uncapped players in the Ireland squad for a training trip to Chile in January. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Graham Shaw’s side return to action after winning World Cup silver medal

 Florent Van Aubel of Belgium scores his team’s third and winning penalty at Kalinga Stadium in India. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for FIH

He had previously overseen Ireland’s incredible rise to the top 10 in the world

 Ireland’s Shane O’Donoghue  scores his team’s second goal from the penalty corner against England in the   Hockey World  at Kalinga Stadium  in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Shane O’Donoghue admits side was not clinical enough following defeat to England

 Ireland sing their national anthem prior to the opening World Cup  match against Australia. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

World number 17 side showed their qualities in opening 2-2 draw against England

TRR’s Jack McAllister on the attack against Annadale. Photo: Adrian Boehm

Meanwhile, Cork C of I survived against Leinster league high-flyers UCD

Ireland goalkeeper David Harte’s initial diagnosis was a fractured fibula. Photograph:  Freddie Parkinson/Inpho

Goalkeeper seeks second opinion on injury suffered in warm-up before loss to Netherlands

Ireland coach  Alexander Cox knows there is plenty to work on following his first competitive games in charge. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Glenanne miss chance to close the gap on leaders Banbridge as they drew 3-3 with basement side YMCA

Ireland head coach Alexander Cox says his team will be tested mentally as well as physically. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland face England on Monday with games against Spain and the Netherlands to follow

Waterford school beat Banbridge Academy to complete shock title win

Three Rock Rovers’ Luke Madeley has been named has been named in the Ireland panel for the World Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Venue still be decided for eight-team FIH Series Finals; men’s World Cup squad named

Alexander Cox: took on the role of Ireland head coach during the summer

Banbridge extend their lead at the top of domestic league

Glenannne’s David Keogh  (right) scored a penalty stroke in his side’s 6-2 win over Pembroke. Photograph: Inpho

Three Rock Rovers carry Euro Hockey League form with them into their 4-1 win over Lisnagarvey

 Three Rock Rovers are through to the last 16 of the EHL which will take place next Easter in Eindhoven. Photograph: Laszlo Gezco/Inpho

Madeley’s late equaliser against Junior FC sees Irish club advance on goal difference

Luke Madeley scores for Three Rock Rovers against  Junior FC in Barcelona. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

Irish side get the required goal difference from 6-0 win over Racing Club de France

Glenanne have four points from six courtesy of their 2-1 win at Annadale, while Three Rock Rovers eventually broke down newly-promoted YMCA. Photograph: Getty Images

Banbridge leave it late to nick the points against Cork C of I

  Eugene Magee’s last-minute drag-flick gave Banbridge a 4-3 victory over Rovers. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Co Down side outclass Three Rock Rovers as Pembroke get the better of Lisnagarvey

Ireland captain  Katie Mullan in action against Spain. She will play this season  in Germany with reigning champions Club an der Alster.  Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland captain one of five World Cup silver medalists in action with European clubs

Ireland players celebrate with their silver medals after thei World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The men have also got a very tough draw for next year’s tournament in Belgium

Mark Ingram moved from Pembroke Wanderers to Rotterdam during the summer. Photograph: Inpho

Goalkeeper makes crucial penalty save as HC Rotterdam win

Ireland  coach Alexander: will run the rule over the Ireland squad when they gather at Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Koen Suyk

New Ireland coach wants an opportunity to assess the depth of the ‘Green Machine’

Lena Tice, captain Katie Mullan and Deirdre Duke, who recently won a silver medal in the Hockey World Cup. Photograph: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

There may well be more switches of Ireland players to top leagues ahead of September 1st

Ireland’s Shirley McCay  vies for possession  with Netherlands’ Xan de Waard during the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup Final  at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

‘Her journey can’t end here and I will tell her that’ - Ireland coach Graham Shaw

Ireland’s squad celebrate with their silver medals  after the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup defeat to the Netherlands at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire

Dutch show just why they are the world’s number one side in Hockey World Cup final

The Netherlands side after their World Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out win over Australia. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Graham Shaw finally gets his wish of facing the world’s number one side on Sunday

Ireland celebrate their penalty shoot-out  win over Spain in London. Photograph: Sandra Mailer/Inpho

Graham Shaw’s side into Sunday’s gold medal match after penalty shoot-out win

Chloe Watkins under pressure from Indian goalkeeper Savita ahead of scoring Ireland’s  winning goal in the quarter-final  shootout during the World Cup quarter-final  at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in  London. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

Evenly-matched sides know each other so well after 26 previous meetings in the last five years

Ireland’s Roisin Upton and Anna O’Flanagan celebrate winning the shootout in their World Cup semi-final against India. Photo: Joe Tote/Inpho

Ireland coach said he and his team want to achieve something special and inspire others

India’s Sunita Lakra and Neha Goyal foul Nicola Evans of Ireland during their women’s Hockey World Cup match in London. Photo: Joe Toth/Inpho

Graham Shaw’s side defied the odds once again by beating India in a shootout

 Ireland players celebrate following the  victory over India in the Pool B group game of the  World Cup at Lee Valley  Centre  in London, England. Photograph:  Harriet Lander/Getty Images

Stakes raised significantly as Shaw’s side face India – this time for a place in the last four

 Lalremsiami of India celebrates scoring their first goal during the crossover game  against India at the Women’s Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre  in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Thursday’s game moved to earlier start time to accommodate host broadcaster

Ireland manager Graham Shaw talks to his players during the Pool B game against England at the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

‘We want to increase the profile of our sport in any way possible,’ says Graham Shaw

England attack Ireland’s goal during the women’s World Cup match at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Photo: Sean Dempsey/EPA

The hosts scored seven minutes from time and Ireland now look ahead to quarter-finals

Ireland’s  Nicola Daly  tackles Monika of India during the Pool B World Cup game   at Lee Valley Hockey in London.  Photograph:  Harriet Lander/Getty Images

Pressure on England to deliver a victory in front of a sell-out 10,500 home crowd

Ireland’s Anna O’Flanagan celebrates her goal against India with Lizzie Colvin at the Lee Valley Stadium in London. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Ireland the first side assured of a quarter-final place at the World Cup in London

  Anna O’Flanagan of Ireland celebrates scoring  the winning goal. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Win over India gives Ireland a place in the last eight for the first time ever in London

Chloe Watkins in action against the USA’s Nicole Woods during Ireland’s  Women’s World Cup Pool B victory at  Lee Valley Stadium, London. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Confidence in the camp high following the impressive opening victory over the USA

Highly regarded coach will take charge of Ireland’s for World Cup campaign

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