Yvonne O Byrne

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Roisin Upton, Ayeisha McFerran,  Gillian Pinder, Anna O’Flanagan and Katie Mullan of the Ireland Women’s Hockey team.    Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s is difficult to find a field game in any sport where an Ireland women’s team is ranked eighth in the world. The footballers are 31st. The rugby a(...)

Cork Harlequins celebrate the winning shootout. Photograph: Adrian Boehm

Cork Harlequins 2 Loreto 2 (Cork Harlequins win shootout 2-1) Lorna Bateman seemed as surprised as anyone that she got the chance to be Irish Senior(...)

Hannah Matthews sealed the points for Loreto when she scored from a penalty corner against Old Alexandra. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There’s no change at the top of the Hockey League after Loreto, Pegasus and UCD all picked up wins on Saturday, five of the bottom six sides losing th(...)

 Ireland players celebrate following the  victory over India in the Pool B group game of the  World Cup at Lee Valley  Centre  in London, England. Photograph:  Harriet Lander/Getty Images

Women’s Hockey World Cup Quarter-Finals (both at Lee Valley, London) – Ireland v India, 6pm; England v Netherlands, 8.15pm Manager Arlene Boyles ha(...)

Ireland’s Yvonne O’Byrne  turns away from Jo Hunter of England during the Pool B game. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Ireland's women's hockey edged out India 3-1 in a shootout on Thursday which gave them a World Cup semi-final spot.  Graham Shaw's sid(...)

Ireland coach Graham Shaw is confident that Megan Frazer will be fit for the World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Graham Shaw has given Megan Frazer every chance to prove her fitness in time for July’s World Cup as he named the Derry woman in his squad of 18 for t(...)

Nike Lorenz of Germany celebrates with teammates after scoring against Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland 1 Germany 5 Three goals in the last 10 minutes gave an initially upbeat performance a deflated finish as Ireland’s women lost 5-1 to Germany(...)

Argentina celebrate Julia Gomes’s goal during their 2-1 win over Ireland. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

Ireland 1 (R Upton) Argentina 2 (D Merino, J Gomes) The front door to World Cup qualification closed for Ireland’s women but coach Graham Shaw says t(...)

 Ireland’s Deirdre Duke and Dalila Mirabella of Italy: The UCD skipper   is back on the Irish senior women’s panel after leading her club to a treble. Photograph:  Rowland White/Presseye/INPHO

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Ireland senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus. Fro(...)

Hermes-Monkstown’s Anna O’Flanagan was denied the winning goal by UCD’s Katie Mullan. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho.

They still have a four-point lead at the top of the EY Hockey League table, but Hermes-Monkstown’s winning streak has come to an end, a 1-1 draw with (...)

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