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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Yvonne O’Byrne  turns away from Jo Hunter of England during the Pool B game. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Ireland's women's hockey edged out India 3-1 in a shootout on Thursday which gave them a World Cup semi-final spot.  Graham Shaw's sid(...)

Chloe Watkins in action against the USA’s Nicole Woods during Ireland’s  Women’s World Cup Pool B victory at  Lee Valley Stadium, London. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Hockey World Cup  - Pool B: Ireland v India, Lee Valley Stadium, London, 2pm (Live BT Sport 1) Graham Shaw says his Ireland side need to be war(...)

Ireland coach Graham Shaw is confident that Megan Frazer will be fit for the World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Graham Shaw has given Megan Frazer every chance to prove her fitness in time for July’s World Cup as he named the Derry woman in his squad of 18 for t(...)

 Katie Mullan: won her 100th cap against Spain. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

If Tuesday’s 7-0 drubbing by Spain in the first of their four-match series gave Ireland an idea of how much work needs to be done ahead of this summer(...)

Lena Tice’s third-quarter penalty ensured a UCD victory over  Railway Union. Photograph: Inpho

There’s no change at the top of the Hockey League with UCD, Cork Harlequins and Pegasus all picking up wins over the weekend, Loreto the only one of (...)

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