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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(...)

Korea celebrate a goal during their victory over Ireland in the FIH Women’s Series Final at Banbridge Hockey Club. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/PressEye

Ireland 1 Korea 3 Korea crashed the Irish party at Banbridge as they sniped in the final quarter three times to nab the FIH Series title, denying th(...)

The penultimate weekend of the Hockey League before the winter break sees each of the top three sides with home ties; leaders Loreto hosting fourth-pl(...)

Ireland’s Róisín Upton, Chloe Watkins and Anna O’Flanagan celebrate winning the penalty shoot-out in their World Cup semi-final against Spain in August. Photograph: Sandra Mailer/Inpho

They’re most probably still perched on cloud nine after the summer they experienced, but it’s back down to earth this weekend for a clutch of Ireland’(...)

Ellen Keane won the bronze medal in the  2018 World Para Swimming  European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin in August.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This year, to date, can only be described as the year for sportswomen. It became the year where, if you named a sport, chances are a female athlete ha(...)

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(...)

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