Naomi Carroll will be looking to add to her 111 caps on Ireland’s tour to South Africa. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Megan Frazer and Naomi Carroll have both been handed great opportunities to force their way back into the Olympic hockey reckoning after lengthy spell(...)

 Ireland’s Ellen Curran: she  got a goal  back with seven minutes to go.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 1 Germany 4 Ireland’s tour to Stellenbosch in South Africa ended with a 4-1 loss to world number four side Germany, their second defeat of (...)

Shirley McCay scored twice as leaders Pegasus defeated bottom side Belfast Harlequins 4-2. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Loreto wrapped up their pre-winter break Hockey League campaign with a flourish over the weekend, taking six points out of six from their games at hom(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Kathryn Mullan with Karli Johansen of Canada. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 0 Canada 0 It would have been hard to imagine Ireland ever playing in a game as big as the World Cup final again, but for the current members(...)

Anna O’Flanagan scored Ireland’s winner against hosts Belgium  at the  European Championships in Antwerp. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Belgium 1 Ireland 2 All-time top scorer Anna O’Flanagan added another vital goal to her memorable collection to earn Ireland a 2-1 win over Belgium (...)

Róisín Upton scored from four penalty corners in the 11-0 win over Belarus in the  EuroHockey Championship in Antwerp. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

Ireland 11 Belarus 0 There was something very Australian about Ireland’s ruthless 11-0 hammering of Belarus as they showed no mercy to record their b(...)

Anna O’Flanagan: “It was important that we put it [the World Cup] to rest, we couldn’t keep dwelling on it, it wasn’t going to get us to where we wanted to go”. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

If Anna O’Flanagan had acquired any notions about her sporting self, having been part of the Irish hockey squad that won silver at the World Cup last (...)

Shirley McCay opens the scoring for Ireland in the FIH Women’s Series semi-final against the Czech Republic at  Banbridge Hockey Club. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 4 Czech Republic 0 Shirley McCay’s trademark “skipper” strike set Ireland on course for a big 4-0 win over the Czech Republic in their semi-f(...)

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