Dragons’ Jeffrey Thys shoots under pressure from Three Rock Rovers’ s Luke Madeley during the Euro Hockey League KO8 match in Eindhoven. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

KHC Dragons 4 Three Rock Rovers 2 For a second year running, Three Rock Rovers battled hard but found the Euro Hockey League KO8 out of range as the(...)

Three Rock Rovers in action in the Euro Hockey League. Photograph: Florent van Aubel

Three Rock Rovers will hope to break new ground on Wednesday afternoon as they bid to become the first Irish club to reach the KO8 stages of the Euro (...)

 Ireland’s Shane O’Donoghue  scores his team’s second goal from the penalty corner against England in the   Hockey World  at Kalinga Stadium  in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Picking over the bones of Friday’s World Cup exit, the anguish of Ireland’s exit was mixed with the frustration of a chance lost to reach the knockout(...)

Alan Sothern of Ireland in the match against China. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Hockey World Cup: Ireland v England Time: 1.30pm Irish time. Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India. On TV: Bt Sport. The positive aspect of Ire(...)

 Ireland sing their national anthem prior to the opening World Cup  match against Australia. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Having seen their plans of an ambush against world number one side Australia fall just short, Ireland’s men now assume the opposite role as they look (...)

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(...)

David Harte saves from Daniel Beale during Ireland’s opening World Cup defeat to Australia. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Australia 2 Ireland 1 A robustly defensive game against Australia could not save Ireland from a 2-1 defeat in their first game of the men’s hockey Wo(...)

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(...)

Ireland coach  Alexander Cox knows there is plenty to work on following his first competitive games in charge. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia, Spain, on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Fou(...)

  Eugene Magee’s last-minute drag-flick gave Banbridge a 4-3 victory over Rovers. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

While fears exist over the quality of this year’s men’s EY Hockey League due to the volume of talent departing to foreign shores, Banbridge’s spectacu(...)

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