Irish players celebrate qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after their win over Canada. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After the International Hockey Federation confirmed the pools for next summer’s Olympic tournament over the weekend, Ireland now know the nature of th(...)

Naomi Carroll: the Irish international and former Hermes and Cork Harlequins star scored  twice for Catholic Institute in their first ever top-flight Hockey League fixture. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Rest and recuperation would appear not to be words in Anna O’Flanagan’s personal dictionary. Just six days after playing her part in Ireland’s Olympi(...)

 Niamh Small’s goal secured Loreto’s 3-1 win against Ards in the Irish Hockey League pool B. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

After Saturday’s games the line-up for the Irish Hockey League semi-finals is complete with Pegasus facing defending champions UCD at Grange Road nex(...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw: was on target in her club’s 3-0 victory over Old Alexandra. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

The opening to their Leinster title defence was flawless, UCD winning their first five games, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. It’s all g(...)

UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan: her hat-trick all but sealed the points for her side against Railway Union after the break when she got her third goal.  Photograph: Inpho

With the help of a hat-trick from the division’s top scorer Anna O’Flanagan, UCD returned to winning ways on Saturday a week after losing their 100 pe(...)

Last year’s Irish Junior Cup finalists Lisnagarvey lost 2-1 to Belfast Harlequins. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

It’s as you were at the top of the Leinster first division after UCD, Railway Union and Loreto all maintained their unbeaten records on Saturday, Rail(...)