Sean Dancer

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Ireland’s Chloe Watkins in action against Canada in the second leg of the Women’s FIH Olympic Hockey Qualifier at Donnybrook. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Having made her senior debut for Ireland as an 18-year-old a decade ago, winning her 200th cap in the 2018 World Cup final, free time had become somet(...)

Ali Meeke:  missed out on selection for the Canada games but has been recalled for the  forthcoming trip to South Africa where Ireland will face games against the host country, China and Japan. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Having promised after the team qualified for the Olympics last November that the door would be left open for players who missed out on the squad for t(...)

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(...)

Loreto’s Ali Meeke:  she  will hope to regain her  place in the Irish squad for the  Olympic build-up. Photograph:  Inpho

The Hockey League resumes on Saturday after its winter break, yet the bulk of the competing players haven’t exactly been idle since the last round of (...)

 Ireland’s Ellen Curran: she  got a goal  back with seven minutes to go.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 1 Germany 4 Ireland’s tour to Stellenbosch in South Africa ended with a 4-1 loss to world number four side Germany, their second defeat of (...)

Ayeisha McFerran makes a save for Ireland in the crucial  penalty shoot-out that sent Ireland to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. McFerran is the only Ireland player currently playing abroad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With just one of the 18 players selected for the Olympic qualifying games against Canada earlier this month now playing their hockey beyond these shor(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Megan Frazer: “Megan has been ruled out through injury. She hasn’t played for the last two months.” Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Megan Frazer will miss out on Ireland’s two matches against Canada in their Olympic Qualifier in Energia Park next weekend. It was Frazer who hit the (...)

Ireland celebrate a goal against Germany earlier in the EuroHockey Championships, in which they finished fifth. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Pool C: Ireland 3 (N Evans, S Hawkshaw, K Mullan) Russia 2 (B Sadovaia, A Leonova) Katie Mullan dug out a scrappy winner to secure Ireland’s third wi(...)

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