The FIH has come up with a complex and idiosyncratic qualification passage to Tokyo

The Irish men’s hockey team have dropped one place in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings since they exited the Hockey World Cup (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Limerick players celebrate their All-Ireland hurling final victory at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gaelic games has taken over from soccer as Ireland’s favourite sport according to the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index 2018, a 1,000-strong survey of(...)

Alan Sothern of Ireland in the match against China. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Hockey World Cup: Ireland v England Time: 1.30pm Irish time. Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India. On TV: Bt Sport. The positive aspect of Ire(...)

Ireland’s Matthew Bell in action against Tim Brand of Australia in their World Cup opener at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph: Inpho

It was a final act of defiance by Ireland when goalkeeper David Harte was taken off for the final few minutes of their opening match in the men’s hock(...)

Can’t bear to look: Hockey fans watch Ireland’s drubbing at the hands of the Netherlands in the World Cup final on Sunday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Like London buses you wait ages for a big hockey match – and then two come along at once. Just 24 hours after gathering for a Hockey World Cup semi-f(...)

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

The Irish women’s team are hopeful their performances at the Hockey World Cup this week can provide inspiration and a lasting legacy for a sport that (...)

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

Hockey World Cup  - Pool B: Ireland v India, Lee Valley Stadium, London, 2pm (Live BT Sport 1) Graham Shaw says his Ireland side need to be war(...)

David Harte: has been voted the world’s best goalkeeper for the second year in succession. Photograph:  Ali Bharmal/Getty Images

Now that Cork’s David Harte has established himself as the best goalkeeper in the world for the second year in succession, his name on Ireland’s team(...)

Shirley McCay is Ireland’s most-capped international sportswoman. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho.

There are good grounds for the claim that Shirley McCay is the most capped female international player in team sport in Ireland. It would seem aston(...)

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