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Roisin Upton scored for Catholic Institute against Loreto on Saturday. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just two of Saturday’s Hockey League fixtures survived the stormy weather, with Old Alexandra and Pembroke Wanderers’ home ties against Cork Harlequi(...)

Naomi Carroll will be looking to add to her 111 caps on Ireland’s tour to South Africa. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Megan Frazer and Naomi Carroll have both been handed great opportunities to force their way back into the Olympic hockey reckoning after lengthy spell(...)

Before losing 2-0 to Dundee Wanderers in Sunday’s final, Railway had  victories over Portugal’s Grupo Desportivo do Viso and Swansea.  Stock photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Railway Union had a successful trip to Porto over the weekend, winning silver in the EuroHockey indoor challenge and earning promotion for Ireland to (...)

Sanita Puspure: was  named The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Award winner for 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“You don’t have to add any years on me today,” pleaded Sanita Puspure, who turns 38 on Saturday. The double world champion rower, who beat a competi(...)

Ireland’s   Róisín Upton: “There’ll be around 40 of us training, all trying to make a squad of 16, so it’ll be extremely tough, but it has to be.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A lively first half to the Hockey League season ends this weekend with the final round of matches before the winter break, the campaign not resuming u(...)

You’d imagine that Róisín Upton plays back the recording of Ireland’s shoot-out victory over Canada in November at least once a day, but not so. She’s(...)

Sean Dancer: Ireland’s head coach  faces a busy year after the women’s team’s  qualification for the Olympics in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If all concerned can come down off Cloud Nine in time then the new Hockey League campaign will get under way on Saturday, and for players with interna(...)

Joy unconfined as Katie Mulland and the Ireland team celebrate victory over Canada and qualification for the Olympics at  Energia Park, Donnybrook,  Dublin last night . Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Of course it fell to a penalty shootout ending. For the alien dropping in on hockey for the first time, over the last 12 months it would have seemed (...)

Ireland’s Ayeisha McFerran was the hero as her team qualified for the 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 0 Canada 0 (Ireland win 4-3 after sudden death penalty shootout) If 2018 was a magical year for the Irish women’s hockey team, 2019 might jus(...)

Róisín Upton scored from four penalty corners in the 11-0 win over Belarus in the  EuroHockey Championship in Antwerp. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

Ireland 11 Belarus 0 There was something very Australian about Ireland’s ruthless 11-0 hammering of Belarus as they showed no mercy to record their b(...)

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