Former Monkstown player Ellen Curran who has joined UCD this year

The Hockey League finally gets under way on Saturday after a two-week delay, caused by the impasse between Irish Hockey and the Umpires’ Association, (...)

 Maialen Garcia  of Spain in action during the Women’s EuroHockey Championships  classification match against Ireland at Amstelveen in Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen Suyk/EPA

Spain 7 Ireland 2 From flattening devastation to the elation of a reprieve, the Irish women’s side somehow managed to stay in the top tier of Europe(...)

 Roisín Upton  and Deirdre Duke  celebrate a goal against the Czech Republic in the European Championship clash in  Amstelveen. Photograph: Sander Koning/EPA

Ireland 3 (L Tice, R Upton, A O’Flanagan) Czech Republic 1 (B Haklova) Late goals from Roisín Upton and Anna O’Flanagan put the Irish women within a (...)

 Lisa-Marie Deetlefs of South Africa celebrates her goal during the 5th/8th place play-off match between South Africa and Ireland at Wits University. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH)

Ireland 0 South Africa 3 The Irish women’s second chance at direct qualification for the 2018 World Cup came a cropper as they produced a sub-par per(...)

Argentina celebrate Julia Gomes’s goal during their 2-1 win over Ireland. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

Ireland 1 (R Upton) Argentina 2 (D Merino, J Gomes) The front door to World Cup qualification closed for Ireland’s women but coach Graham Shaw says t(...)

 Cecile Pieper of Germany and Shirley McCay of Ireland battle for possession during day 2 of the FIH Hockey World League Semi Finals Pool A match  at Wits University  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

Ireland 2 Germany 2 Coach Graham Shaw felt a final second umpiring blunder played a big role in denying Ireland a huge win over Olympic bronze medal(...)

 Anna O’Flanagan of Ireland is challenged by Japan’s Mami Ichitani during her side’s 1-1 draw in Johannesburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

Ireland 1 Japan 1 “Not the worst result” was Graham Shaw’s assessment of Ireland’s opening draw at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg(...)

Ireland 2 Korea 1 Ireland beat their second world top 10 side in quick succession as they saw off Korea 2-1 at the Berlin Four Nations Invitational,(...)

 Ireland’s Deirdre Duke and Dalila Mirabella of Italy: The UCD skipper   is back on the Irish senior women’s panel after leading her club to a treble. Photograph:  Rowland White/Presseye/INPHO

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Ireland senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus. Fro(...)

Loreto’s Sarah Torrans takes on Rachel Johnston of Harlequins during Loreto’s 5-1 victory. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Six days after winning the Irish Senior Cup, UCD have added another trophy to their collection, as well as qualification for European competition next(...)

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