Loreto last won the Irish Senior Cup in 2010 and face Railway Union on Saturday for a place in this year’s final.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The unavailability of senior internationals for Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals, members of the Irish squad also unable to appear for their club(...)

 Ireland’s Hannah Matthews in action in last year’s World Cup. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Ireland 3 Spain 3 Ireland were denied victory by Spain in the last play in their second Test match in Granada this week, denying them a famous comeba(...)

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(...)

On Saturday, Cork Harlequins picked up just their second win of the campaign when they beat Railway Union 3-1 at Park Avenue, Dublin

At this stage last season in the EY Hockey League three of the top four spots already looked decided, UCD, Cork Harlequins and Pegasus putting some di(...)

Can’t bear to look: Hockey fans watch Ireland’s drubbing at the hands of the Netherlands in the World Cup final on Sunday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Like London buses you wait ages for a big hockey match – and then two come along at once. Just 24 hours after gathering for a Hockey World Cup semi-f(...)

Ecstatic Irish hockey fans celebrate the women’s team’s World Cup semi-final victory over Spain in the Glenside Pub in Churchtown, Dublin.

What price a place at the World Cup final? The cheers of relief and ecstasy had barely died down when Noreen O’Riordan, the Loreto Hockey Club fixture(...)

Ireland hockey players Nicola Evans, Yvonne O’Byrne,  Zoe Wilson, Katie Mullan and Hannah Matthews celebrating their quarter-final win over India on Thursday. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Before this week many of the Irish public might have thought short corners were something dodgy tradesmen cut to finish the jobs more quickly. But no(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Anna O’Flanagan, pictured in action against Canada, was on target in Ireland’s win over Germany. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Women’s Three Nations tournament: Germany 1 (A Schroder) Ireland 2 (A O’Flanagan, A Meeke) Ali Meeke’s last minute goal gave Ireland a big boost as t(...)

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