Matthew Nelson

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Ireland goalkeeper David Harte is an injury doubt for next month’s European Championships in Antwerp. Photograph: Inpho

David Harte could miss next month’s European Championships as the two-time world goalkeeper of the year faces a race against time to overcome a muscle(...)

 Shane O’Donoghue scored his 102nd international goal in the win over Korea. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 4 Korea 2 Ireland’s men followed the women into next October’s Olympic qualifiers as they dug out a brilliant 4-2 win over Korea in the FIH (...)

Shane O’Donoghue scored a hat-trick for Ireland against Singapore. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 11 Singapore 0 Shane O’Donoghue’s historic hat-trick helped Ireland on their way to the all-important top spot in Le Touquet, putting them wi(...)

 John Jackson (above) makes his comeback to the Ireland squad alongside Neal Glassey, Ben Walker, Stephen Cole and goalkeeper Jamie Carr. Photograph: Inpho

Alexander Cox has rung the changes in the Irish men’s squad for the next stage in the Olympic qualifying process – June’s FIH Series Finals in Le Touq(...)

Jody Hosking celebrates scoring the winning goal for Three Rock Rovers. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Three Rock Rovers 1 Lisnagarvey 0 Having won six trophies for a second successive season, the old hands around Grange Road were struggling to recall (...)

Ireland international Matthew Nelson will pose a real threat for Lisnagarvey  in the  Irish Senior Cup final. Photograph: Inpho

A forceful contingent of the Three Rock Rovers trophy-gathering machine are hoping to sign off with one more victory before heading for pastures new. (...)

Three Rock Rovers celebrate with the EY Champions Trophy. Photograph: Irish Hockey

Three Rock Rovers 2 Lisnagarvey 0 Three Rock Rovers’ winning streak just keeps on rolling as they landed their third successive EY Champions Trophy c(...)

Matthew Nelson: popped up with the equaliser for Lisnagarvey against Glenanne. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Lisnagarvey fought back from 2-0 down to draw with reigning men’s EY Hockey League champions Glenanne in just one of two games to beat the frost over(...)

Ireland’s Matthew Bell in action against Tim Brand of Australia in their World Cup opener at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph: Inpho

It was a final act of defiance by Ireland when goalkeeper David Harte was taken off for the final few minutes of their opening match in the men’s hock(...)

The Ireland players take part in a training session ahead   at Kalinga Stadium on  Tuesday. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is no harm that the success of the Irish women’s hockey team has followed the men’s team to India. Ireland tip off in the first match of the 2018 W(...)

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