Ireland form a huddle after their 2-0 defeat to Britain in Tokyo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Olympics Hockey Pool A: Ireland 0 Britain 2 Almost as soon as the emotion of the Irish women’s hockey team falling short of their ambition to reach t(...)

 Sarah McAuley is one of the younger players selected in Ireland’s Tokyo Olympics squad. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Teenager Sarah McAuley has earned a place in the squad of 16 players who will travel to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The squad was announce(...)

Ireland’s Deirdre Duke and Nikki Evans  celebrate a goal during the sixth-placed playoff against Italy at the Women’s EuroHockey Championship at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen. Photograph: Frank Uijlenbroek/Inpho

Ireland 3 Italy 0 Ireland finished their EuroHockey Championship campaign with a flourish as Anna O’Flanagan’s double underpinned a strong 3-0 victo(...)

 Sarah Evans celebrates scoring for England during their European Hockey Championships win over Ireland. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

Ireland 1 England 5 Another uneven performance from Ireland hurt them even more than in their last three games at the European Championships in Amst(...)

Hannah Matthews reacts after Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Spain in Amsterdam. Photograph: Frank Uijlenbroek/Inpho

Ireland 1 (R Upton) Spain 1 (B Garcia) Ireland’s hopes of breaking yet more new ground in hockey were thwarted by Spain in Amsterdam on Wednesday, a (...)

 Naomi Carroll celebrates scoring Ireland’s goal with her team-mates during the Women’s Euro Hockey Championships  match against  Scotland at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Ireland 1 Scotland 0 Naomi Carroll saluted her team-mates for remaining calm during their pool game against Scotland at the EuroHockey Championships (...)

Ireland’s Róisín Upton clashes with Laura Nunnink of the Netherlands during Saturday’s  Women’s EuroHockey Championship at the  Wagener Stadium, in Amstelveen. Photograph: Frank Uijlenbroek/Inpho

Netherlands 4 Ireland 0 By any standards a 4-0 win is a beating and while the Irish women’s team absorb the Dutch masterclass after their first outin(...)

The Ireland team celebrate after qualifying for the Olympics. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Almost three years ago now, the sound and vision from a simmering London World Cup final and a silver medal has not dimmed. Aside from a tense double (...)

Ireland’s Roisin Upton, Katie Mullan and Nicci Daly are all included in the squad for next month’s EuroHockey Championships. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After over 20 months preparation, the Irish women’s hockey team must hit the ground running at June’s European Championships in the Netherlands as the(...)

Katie Mullan attacks during Ireland’s win over Scotland in Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Two wins over Scotland has the Irish senior women’s side ticking along nicely ahead of formal European Championship selection on Thursday. Ireland dis(...)

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