Katie Mullan: was on target for UCD in the 3-1 win over Trinity. Photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

They were made to work hard for both their victories over the weekend, but UCD finished up with another three Hockey League points that put them top o(...)

 Maialen Garcia  of Spain in action during the Women’s EuroHockey Championships  classification match against Ireland at Amstelveen in Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen Suyk/EPA

Spain 7 Ireland 2 From flattening devastation to the elation of a reprieve, the Irish women’s side somehow managed to stay in the top tier of Europe(...)

 Ireland’s Róisín Upton  in action against   Scotland’s Alison Howie during the Women’s Hockey Rabo EuroHockey Championships  in Amstelveen, Netherlands. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland 0 Scotland 0 Graham Shaw was left frustrated as his Irish women’s side could not break down a stubborn Scotland defence, leading to an ultima(...)

Lena Tice scored Ireland’s goal as they were beaten 4-1 by England in Amsterdam. Photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

England 4 (L Unsworth, E Watton, S Bray, A Danson) Ireland 1 (L Tice) England produced a composed performance to see off Ireland 4-1, a year to the (...)

 Lisa-Marie Deetlefs of South Africa celebrates her goal during the 5th/8th place play-off match between South Africa and Ireland at Wits University. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH)

Ireland 0 South Africa 3 The Irish women’s second chance at direct qualification for the 2018 World Cup came a cropper as they produced a sub-par per(...)

 Cecile Pieper of Germany and Shirley McCay of Ireland battle for possession during day 2 of the FIH Hockey World League Semi Finals Pool A match  at Wits University  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

Ireland 2 Germany 2 Coach Graham Shaw felt a final second umpiring blunder played a big role in denying Ireland a huge win over Olympic bronze medal(...)

Ireland captain  Katie Mullan: “I think the biggest thing we can take from the 2015 World League is a realisation of how different we are now as a squad.” Photograph: Inpho

Katie Mullan says the heart-break of the Olympic qualifying process in Valencia in 2015 remains the defining moment for the Irish women’s team. Live (...)

Ireland 2 Korea 1 Ireland beat their second world top 10 side in quick succession as they saw off Korea 2-1 at the Berlin Four Nations Invitational,(...)

UCD’s Katie Mullan scored two minutes from time to clinch Ireland’s first ever win against Germany. Photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

Germany 1 (J Teschke) Ireland 2 (A O’Flanagan, K Mullan) A brilliant Katie Mullan goal with two minutes to go saw Ireland’s women beat Germany – the (...)

 Ireland’s Deirdre Duke and Dalila Mirabella of Italy: The UCD skipper   is back on the Irish senior women’s panel after leading her club to a treble. Photograph:  Rowland White/Presseye/INPHO

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Ireland senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus. Fro(...)