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Ireland captain  Katie Mullan in action against Spain. She will play this season  in Germany with reigning champions Club an der Alster.  Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

While the domestic league is still almost a month away, five of Ireland’s World Cup silver medalists start their new club seasons this weekend – much (...)

Lena Tice, captain Katie Mullan and Deirdre Duke, who recently won a silver medal in the Hockey World Cup. Photograph: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Deirdre Duke has become the latest World Cup star to be snapped up by a professional club as the striker confirmed she would join Düsseldorfer Hockey (...)

Ireland celebrate their World Cup semi-final win over Spain in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty

And then all of a sudden it became preposterous. A crushed Spanish side, sullen and disbelieving, fell into wordless heaps in the middle of the pitch (...)

Chloe Watkins under pressure from Indian goalkeeper Savita ahead of scoring Ireland’s  winning goal in the quarter-final  shootout during the World Cup quarter-final  at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in  London. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

Women's Hockey World Cup semi-final: Ireland v Spain, Lee Valley Stadium, London, Saturday 2.0 (Live RTÉ2/BT Sport) The Irish hockey bandwagon rolls(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Ireland captain Katie Mullan. Photo: PA

Nine months since qualification was assured, Ireland’s women stand on the cusp of the World Cup, looking to do themselves justice on the sport’s elit(...)

 Nikki Evans: marked the occasion of her 150th cap for Ireland with a goal against Belgium in a 4-2 defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After 4-2 defeats to both Spain and Belgium earlier in the week, Ireland complete their programme of games against the same opposition at Alcala on F(...)

Former Monkstown player Ellen Curran who has joined UCD this year

The Hockey League finally gets under way on Saturday after a two-week delay, caused by the impasse between Irish Hockey and the Umpires’ Association, (...)

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