Cork Harlequins celebrate the winning shootout. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Cork Harlequins 2 Loreto 2 (Cork Harlequins win shootout 2-1) Lorna Bateman seemed as surprised as anyone that she got the chance to be Irish Senior(...)

Hannah Matthews sealed the points for Loreto when she scored from a penalty corner against Old Alexandra. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There’s no change at the top of the Hockey League after Loreto, Pegasus and UCD all picked up wins on Saturday, five of the bottom six sides losing th(...)

Cliodhna Sargent returned to action for Cork Harlequins in November following the birth of her son. Photograph: Cathal Coonan/Inpho

After lengthy absences, two of Irish hockey’s most experienced players have returned to the international set-up. Cliodhna Sargent and Megan Frazer, (...)

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, (...)

Ireland captain  Katie Mullan: “I think the biggest thing we can take from the 2015 World League is a realisation of how different we are now as a squad.” Photograph: Inpho

Katie Mullan says the heart-break of the Olympic qualifying process in Valencia in 2015 remains the defining moment for the Irish women’s team. Live (...)

 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(...)

Monkstown’s Anna O’Flanagan (right) has scored nine goals in two games. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye/

With 15 goals in their opening two games – nine of them remarkably scored by Anna O’Flanagan – Hermes-Monkstown opened the defence of their Hockey Lea(...)

Cliodhna Sargent in action for Ireland.

When she started playing hockey as a child in Togher in Cork, Cliodhna Sargent never imagined winning a single cap for Ireland. The height of her ambi(...)

 Ireland’s Cliodhna Sargent won her 200th cap in New Zealand on Sunday, where the Irish finished fifth in the Hawkes Bay Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ireland rounded off their Hawkes Bay Cup campaign in New Zealand with two fine shoot-out victories at the weekend, over nations ranked above them. Gr(...)

Cliodhna Sargent: scored four goals for Cork Harlequins in their comprehensive win over Greenfields. Photograph: Inpho

It took the weather to finally put Hermes’ Hockey League winning streak on pause after their game away to UCC was postponed on Saturday, but their clo(...)

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