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Ireland’s Jonathan Bell  discusses a video review with the referee that led to Canada being awarded a penalty shot  with no time left during the second half of the FIH Men’s Olympic Qualifier match at Rutledge Field in Vancouver. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/Sportsfile

Hockey Ireland (HI) has condemned the video referral system for the Olympic qualification event in Vancouver last October that saw Ireland controversi(...)

Joy unconfined as Katie Mulland and the Ireland team celebrate victory over Canada and qualification for the Olympics at  Energia Park, Donnybrook,  Dublin last night . Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Of course it fell to a penalty shootout ending. For the alien dropping in on hockey for the first time, over the last 12 months it would have seemed (...)

Ireland players react after losing to Canada  during their Olympic qualifier in Vancouver, Canada. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/Sportsfile

Hockey Ireland are waiting for the return home of performance director Adam Grainger from Canada before deciding on how to proceed with the penalty a(...)

Ireland’s Megan Frazer: “Megan has been ruled out through injury. She hasn’t played for the last two months.” Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Megan Frazer will miss out on Ireland’s two matches against Canada in their Olympic Qualifier in Energia Park next weekend. It was Frazer who hit the (...)

South Africa’s Damian Willemse scores his team’s ninth try during their rout of Canada. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Pool B: South Africa 66 Canada 7 South Africa secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with an emphatic 66-7 victory over 14-man Canada in(...)

 New Zealand’s  Sonny Bill Williams stretches to score the  All Blacks’ third try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against  Canada at the Oita Stadium. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Day 13 of the Rugby World Cup. To which the obvious reaction can only be – hang on, are you certain it’s only Day 13? Wasn’t Ireland’s win over Scotla(...)

 Jordie Barrett, Scott Barrett and Beauden Barrett of New Zealand line up for the national ahead of their win over Canada. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand 63 Canada 0 They came in their tens of thousands to see the one team that resonates here, New Zealand, queueing in their black jerseys in(...)

Italy’s players bow to the crowd after beating Canada at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 48 Canada 7 Italy made it two bonus-point wins from as many Rugby World Cup Pool B games as they beat Canada 48-7 in Fukuoka. The Azzurri race(...)

Former Ulster player Peter Nelson will make his World Cup debut for Canada.

Former Ireland underage international Peter Nelson will make his Rugby World Cup debut for Canada when they face Italy in their first Pool B clash in (...)

Jean Kleyn and James Ryan are two of Ireland’s secondrow options. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pool A Ireland Backs: Conor Murray, Luke McGrath, Johnny Sexton, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Chris Farrell(...)

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