The Ireland team, led by captain Katie Mullan, celebrate winning the FIH 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup Qualifer in Pisa. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ireland 2 Wales 1 There was a time when qualifying for major tournaments proved to be something of a struggle for the Irish women’s hockey team, but(...)

Niamh Carey is in line to play her first capped match for Ireland at the upcoming World Cup qualifier in Pisa, Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin twin sisters Niamh and Michelle Carey have been named as part of Irish coach Sean Dancer’s 18-player women’s hockey panel ahead of next week’s (...)

Ireland international Sarah Torrans was on target for Loreto in their 4-1 win over Railway Union. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In what should have been their final warm-up game before heading in to European competition in the next week, both Pegasus and Loreto picked up impres(...)

Ireland’s Hannah Matthews with Maria Verschoor of the Netherlands. Photograph: Inpho

“This is all very new to us. We have never been to an Olympics before,” she says. Now Hannah Matthews is at an Olympics. She’s here in Tokyo, at the O(...)

 Sarah McAuley is one of the younger players selected in Ireland’s Tokyo Olympics squad. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Teenager Sarah McAuley has earned a place in the squad of 16 players who will travel to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The squad was announce(...)

Ireland’s Roisin Upton, Katie Mullan and Nicci Daly are all included in the squad for next month’s EuroHockey Championships. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After over 20 months preparation, the Irish women’s hockey team must hit the ground running at June’s European Championships in the Netherlands as the(...)

Katie Mullan attacks during Ireland’s win over Scotland in Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Two wins over Scotland has the Irish senior women’s side ticking along nicely ahead of formal European Championship selection on Thursday. Ireland dis(...)

The Irish Women’s hockey squad will travel to Malaysia on Friday as part of their preparation for the conditions they will face in Tokyo this summer. (...)

Ireland players celebrate with their silver medals after the Women’s World Cup final against the Netherlands at Lee Valley Stadium in London in August 2018. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In April the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that everyone would have to make sacrifices and compromises. We h(...)

Hannah Matthews saw her Loreto Beaufort side win the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Loreto Beaufort 1 (E Kealy) Newpark Comprehensive 0 Emily Kealy wrote her name in Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup folklore as she whipped home a pena(...)

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