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 (...)

Second-half goals from Deirdre Duke (above)  and Lizzie Colvin saw Ireland defeat Scotland on Saturday evening 2-0. Photograph: Inpho

Two wins and two clean sheets marked an upbeat start to Seán Dancer’s role as the Irish women’s new head coach as they saw off Scotland at Stormont ov(...)

Roisin Upton, Ayeisha McFerran,  Gillian Pinder, Anna O’Flanagan and Katie Mullan of the Ireland Women’s Hockey team.    Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s is difficult to find a field game in any sport where an Ireland women’s team is ranked eighth in the world. The footballers are 31st. The rugby a(...)

Ireland celebrate their   shoot-out win over Spain. Photograph: Inpho/Sandra Mailer

Women's Hockey World Cup: July, London The tone was set from moment one. Katie Mullan’s beaming smile was the first Irish image to project onto the b(...)

Selfie-confidence: Ireland’s players celebrate with their silver medals at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup Final at Lee Valley Stadium in London last August. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

There was many a great story to be told after Ireland’s magical World Cup adventure in London during the summer, but few matched the one Emily Beatty (...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw is one of four uncapped players in the Ireland squad for a training trip to Chile in January. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Twins Bethany and Serena Barr could make their international debuts on the same day in January as they form part of a quartet of new faces in Graham S(...)

 UCD’s Bethany Barr in action with Stephanie Thompson of Pegasus.  Barr is among the four new players to be featured in the Ireland squad for a five-day training camp in Spain. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Twin sisters Bethany and Serena Barr are among the four new names to feature in the 28-player Irish panel named by Graham Shaw for a five-day training(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran saves from Spain’s Carlota Petchame in the World Cup semi-final shoot out   in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Justine Sowry, coach of the University of Louisville hockey team, had a look at Ireland’s World Cup draw and reckoned Ayeisha McFerran would be ready (...)

Members of the Ireland women’s hockey team, Emily Beatty and Anna O’Flanagan, with head coach Graham Shaw, pictured with Katie Smith (12), Kildare on a visit to  Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Tuesday. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

The chief executive of Sport Northern Ireland has said it is frustrating that the absence of a minister means additional funding for the all-island ho(...)

The Irish hockey team pictured on stage on Dame Street follwing their reception at City Hall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

If only Sunday’s World Cup final had been a singing competition and not a hockey match, the medals brought home by the Irish team would have been gold(...)

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