Goalscorer  Alan Sothern (centre) celebrates the win over New Zealand and World Cup qualification with his Ireland team-mates Stuart Loughrey (left) and Shane O’Donoghue in Johannesburg. Photograph:   Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

Ireland 1 New Zealand 0 Alan Sothern’s 49th-minute strike saw Ireland’s men land World Cup qualification for the first time since 1990 as his solo go(...)

Shane O’Donoghue of Ireland celebrates scoring against Egypt at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland 2 Egypt 1 Shane O’Donoghue’s 69th international goal two minutes from time. saw Ireland snatch an important victory over Egypt, one that gua(...)

Mykhailo Yasinskyi and Jeremy Duncan clash during Ireland’s 9-2 defeat of Ukraine in the Hockey World League Round 2 in Stormont in  Belfast. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

 Ireland 1  Austria 1 (Ireland win bonus point shoot-out 4-2) Ireland’s new-look team top their Hockey World League Round 2 going into Tues(...)