Irish hockey international Grace O’Flanagan is encouraging people to sign up for this year’s Darkness Into Light, which takes place this Saturday, May 8th. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Having to vie with the mighty Ayeisha McFerran for a place in the Irish hockey team means Grace O’Flanagan would be entitled to regard herself as one (...)

Ayeisha McFerran, Ireland’s hockey goalkeeper, celebrates qualifying for the Olympic Games  after victory over Canada. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If you’re a women in sports fan, you know the struggle of looking for news and basic information surrounding your favourite team or athlete. Trust us(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Ireland captain Kathryn Mullan celebrates their victory over India with her team-mates in the 2018 Hockey World Cup. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Several hours after the Sunday evening hooter had sounded in the Lee Valley Stadium in Olympic Park, east London, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel walked(...)

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 (...)

Ayeisha McFerran makes a save for Ireland in the crucial  penalty shoot-out that sent Ireland to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. McFerran is the only Ireland player currently playing abroad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With just one of the 18 players selected for the Olympic qualifying games against Canada earlier this month now playing their hockey beyond these shor(...)

Joy unconfined as Katie Mulland and the Ireland team celebrate victory over Canada and qualification for the Olympics at  Energia Park, Donnybrook,  Dublin last night . Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Of course it fell to a penalty shootout ending. For the alien dropping in on hockey for the first time, over the last 12 months it would have seemed (...)

Ireland’s Ayeisha McFerran was the hero as her team qualified for the 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 0 Canada 0 (Ireland win 4-3 after sudden death penalty shootout) If 2018 was a magical year for the Irish women’s hockey team, 2019 might jus(...)

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(...)

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