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Rob Kearney: “We probably were a little bit broken after the English game but I think that’s understandable and you’d expect that.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland players need to step away from the carousel of matches and clear their heads, focusing on the 80 minutes against France next Sunday at th(...)

What’s happening? The best rugby players on the planet - with Johnny Sexton and All Blacks captain Kieran Read at the vanguard - have drawn a line in(...)

Ronan Gormley has announced his retirement from international hockey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the most capped players in Irish hockey, Ronan Gormley, has announced his retirement from the game. Originally a Pembroke player, Gormley was w(...)

In 2018 the men play in the World Cup in India at the end of the year and will have a number of warm up events in preparation for that. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

The grant of €21,000 per year for the Olympic cycle to Tokyo given to men’s hockey this week by the Olympic Council of Ireland was extremely welcome. (...)

 The Ireland team celebrate winning their  penalty shootout during the 5th-8th place play-off against France. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

Ireland 1 France 1 (Ireland win 4-3 in shootout) Barring a series of miracles, Ireland’s men have assured their place at a first World Cup since 1990(...)

The highly experienced Ronan Gormley is unavailable for Ireland’s World League semi-final campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish men’s coach Craig Fulton says he does not “even want to know the stats” following an immaculate run of form in 2017 that has seen his side lose (...)

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’s Conor Harte will win his 200th cap on Thursday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Thursday will mark a special occasion for Conor Harte when Ireland face Pakistan in Lisburn in the first of three test matches. The Irish defender, (...)

Jonny McKee scored two of Ireland’s goals against Poland. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho.

Ireland 5 (J McKee 2, S O’Donoghue 2, E Magee) Poland 1 (P Bulka) A rampaging second quarter saw Ireland blow away Poland 5-1 at Stormont and advance(...)

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(...)

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