Alexander Cox

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 Ireland’s Shane O’Donoghue  scores his team’s second goal from the penalty corner against England in the   Hockey World  at Kalinga Stadium  in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Picking over the bones of Friday’s World Cup exit, the anguish of Ireland’s exit was mixed with the frustration of a chance lost to reach the knockout(...)

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(...)

Alan Sothern celebrates his equaliser for Ireland against China. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Ireland 1 China 1 Not for the first time Ireland’s future lies with the numbers. After playing out a hugely frustrating draw with China, where two ex(...)

 Ireland sing their national anthem prior to the opening World Cup  match against Australia. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Having seen their plans of an ambush against world number one side Australia fall just short, Ireland’s men now assume the opposite role as they look (...)

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(...)

The Ireland players take part in a training session ahead   at Kalinga Stadium on  Tuesday. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is no harm that the success of the Irish women’s hockey team has followed the men’s team to India. Ireland tip off in the first match of the 2018 W(...)

Ireland’s David Harte: he will need to be at his sharpest in seven days’ time against  Australia. Photograph: Freddie Parkinson/Inpho

The Netherlands gave Ireland’s men’s hockey team something of a lesson this week. In the final match before Ireland meet Australia in the first of the(...)

Ireland coach  Alexander Cox knows there is plenty to work on following his first competitive games in charge. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia, Spain, on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Fou(...)

Ireland head coach Alexander Cox says his team will be tested mentally as well as physically. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Alexander Cox’s first matches on the sidelines for the Irish men’s team are set to be a serious test of resolve for many of his panel as the World Cup(...)

Three Rock Rovers’ Luke Madeley has been named has been named in the Ireland panel for the World Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Irish women’s team’s Olympic Games hopes received a huge boost as they were confirmed as one of the host nations for the next phase of qualifiers (...)

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