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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(...)

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 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’s Róisín Upton, Chloe Watkins and Anna O’Flanagan celebrate winning the penalty shoot-out in their World Cup semi-final against Spain in August. Photograph: Sandra Mailer/Inpho

They’re most probably still perched on cloud nine after the summer they experienced, but it’s back down to earth this weekend for a clutch of Ireland’(...)

Dr Deirdre Duke: “There are lots of things that can happen in the breast that probably have nothing to do with breast cancer”

“For each individual, their cancer is their cancer and how it’s treated is dependent on them,” says consultant radiologist Dr Deirdre Duke. “It may be(...)

Ireland captain  Katie Mullan in action against Spain. She will play this season  in Germany with reigning champions Club an der Alster.  Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

While the domestic league is still almost a month away, five of Ireland’s World Cup silver medalists start their new club seasons this weekend – much (...)

Lena Tice, captain Katie Mullan and Deirdre Duke, who recently won a silver medal in the Hockey World Cup. Photograph: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Deirdre Duke has become the latest World Cup star to be snapped up by a professional club as the striker confirmed she would join Düsseldorfer Hockey (...)

Ireland’s squad celebrate with their silver medals  after the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup defeat to the Netherlands at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire

Netherlands 6 Ireland 0 A ruthless Dutch performance meant that Ireland’s groundbreaking run to the World Cup final ended with a tough 6-0 defeat to (...)

Ireland manager Graham Shaw talks to his players during the Pool B game against England at the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

The Irish women’s team are hopeful their performances at the Hockey World Cup this week can provide inspiration and a lasting legacy for a sport that (...)

The Irish team celebrate after Shirley McCay scores  during the  World Cup match against the USA at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Women’s Hockey World Cup – Pool B Ireland 3 (D Duke 2, S McCay) USA 1 (M Paolino) Deirdre Duke’s glorious counter-strikes sent Ireland’s women into d(...)

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