Ireland’s Kathryn Mullan with Karli Johansen of Canada. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 0 Canada 0 It would have been hard to imagine Ireland ever playing in a game as big as the World Cup final again, but for the current members(...)

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(...)

Shirley McCay  celebrates her goal with Ireland team-mate  Deirdre Duke during the Women’s World Cup Pool B game at Lee Valley Stadium in London. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Ireland 3 USA 1 The biggest game in their careers to date saw Ireland’s women produce their biggest performance as Deirdre Duke’s breakaway double s(...)