Ali McNeill steps into breach at Pegasus and signs up Ireland star Michelle Harvey
Pegasus have appointed Ali McNeill as their new coach following the resignation of Arlene Boyles, who has stood down to concentrate on a busy season in the dug-out with Ireland.
Pegasus suffer blow as Boyles quits to answer Ireland's call
Arlene Boyles has announced she is quitting as Pegasus coach after two hugely successful seasons at the helm.
Corrie looking for video gains as he aims for Irish national triumph
It's often said that the camera never lies - and Peter Corrie can certainly vouch for that as he prepares his bid to land an Irish national junior title in Dublin for the first time.
It's all pain from Spain as Great Britain's men are sent packing
Great Britain will be packing their bags today as they prepare to leave the Olympic Village after they failed to qualify for the knock-out stages.
Irish to the four means it's win or bust against Argentina
Ireland men have fulfilled their ranking after a 4-2 win over Canada in Rio - and now they want to go one better by beating Argentina late tonight to reach the quarter-finals.
Rio Olympics: Eugene Magee and Mitch Darling give hockey champions Germany a real scare
Two wonder goals, from Eugene Magee and Mitch Darling, highlighted Ireland's best display in Rio to date ... but not unexpectedly they went down 3-2 to a Germany side still on track for a third gold medal in a row.
Rio Olympics: Gleghorne brothers Paul and Mark follow aunt Jackie McWilliam's footsteps
Brothers Paul and Mark Gleghorne made a special bit of history when they became Olympians in Rio earlier this week ... and not only because they featured in different teams.
Skipper Megan fired up for new challenge in Germany
Ireland hockey captain Megan Frazer has landed a dream move to Germany next season after signing a full-time professional contract with leading Bundesliga team Mannheimer.
Cup holders Instonians and Bangor unable to defend their silverware
The Kirk Cup and Linden Cup draws for the early season programme have been made - and neither of last year's winners will be defending their trophies.
Anna O'Flanagan's double sparks comeback win for Irish women
A late winner from Anna O'Flanagan secured Ireland an impressive 3-2 victory over Belgium at the Four Nations tournament in Dublin yesterday.
Ian Sloan puts setbacks in the past and goes for gold at Rio Olympics
IF world rankings are anything to go by, then Great Britain are in with a genuine chance of a medal at the Rio Olympics - and that's good news for four Ulstermen.
Hockey stars plan to turn tears into cheers
It was all doom and gloom on that fateful day in 2012 when Korea scored with just eight seconds left in hockey's Olympic qualifying final in Dublin to deny Ireland the chance of competing in the London showpiece.
Ireland's gutsy U18 boys unlucky to miss out on last-four of Euros
The Irish U18 boys just failed to make the European Championship semi-finals when they lost 3-1 to Belgium in their final pool game in Cork yesterday.
Ireland U18 boys and girls find the winning formula in Europeans
The Irish U18 boys and girls gave themselves a great chance of maintaining their top flight status after they chalked up wins in the European series in Cork.
Argentina turn up the heat as Irish continue build-up to Rio
Ireland's men were given another reminder of how difficult it is going to be at next month's Olympic Games when they lost 5-2 to Argentina in Buenos Aires in a build-up game.
Michael Watt and Chris Cargo seal deals with London club ahead of Olympics
Two Ulstermen bound for Rio with the Irish team have signed up for English team Hampstead and Westminster for the forthcoming season.
Irish kids improve in narrow loss to Belgium
Ireland's Under-16 boys came within a whisker of getting their first point at the Six Nations tournament in Antwerp when they lost 3-2 to the hosts.
Hockey playing lawyer Timothy Cockram is on the ball for Rio Olympics
A Belfast solicitor will have a stick instead of a statute book to hand as he departs for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics tomorrow.
Irish U16 boys and girls find it hard in Belgium
Ireland's Under-16 boys and girls had a difficult start to their Six Nations tournament in Belgium when both conceded at least eight goals against the strong Dutch teams.
Banbridge face Belgian and French sides in Europe
Banbridge have been drawn with Belgian side Royal Leopold and French side St Germain in the EuroHockey League first round to be staged at their Havelock Park base in early October.
Nine Ulstermen get their plane tickets for Olympics
Ireland coach Craig Fulton has named his squad for the Rio Olympics - and nine Ulstermen will be making the trip to add to the four that have already been named in the Great Britain squad.
Dutch spoil Ireland's Rio Olympics send-off
Constantijn Jonker's first-half hat-trick paved the way for an emphatic 5-0 victory for World No.2 Netherlands as Ireland ended their summer series of build-up games for the Rio Olympics disappointingly at The Mardyke in Cork last night.
Jackson reaches 200 Irish caps but Argentina spoil celebration
Ulster's John Jackson and Leinster's Shane O'Donoghue passed memorable milestones as Ireland began their Six Nations programme in Valencia ahead of their trip to the Rio Olympics.
Quintet to wave Ulster flag as Irish U16 girls sit Six Nations test
Five Ulster girls have been included in the Ireland Under-16 squad for a prestigious Six Nations tournament in Belgium next month.
Ulster 10 still in hunt for Rio as Ireland training squad is reduced
Ireland coach Craig Fulton has reduced his training panel by six - to 21 - ahead of August's Olympic Games… and the next step for his players is Valencia where they will play in a six-nation tournament next week against teams all ranked above them and also Rio bound.
Ireland draw series as Spain battle back with second win
Two defensive lapses proved costly as Spain came from behind to defeat Ireland 2-1 at Jordanstown and level the four-match series.
O'Donoghue's double gives Irish second win over Maple Leaf men
Two penalty conversions from Shane O'Donoghue earned Ireland their second win over Canada at Stormont in the four-game series, which will continue in Dublin tomorrow and Tuesday.
Ronnie Smyth and Colin Hutchinson to be honoured at Ireland clash
Two Ulster hockey stalwarts, Annadale's Ronnie Smyth and international umpire Colin Hutchinson, are to be honoured by the Irish Hockey Association at the opening international against Canada at Stormont.
Megan Frazer's late show keeps Irish girls in driving seat
Megan Frazer's late goal secured Ireland women's hockey team a superb 2-1 win over Spain in last night's international at Stormont.
Ireland girls are preparing to sit Spanish tests
Ireland women are to play Spain in two internationals at Ulster University next week as part of the preparations for the World Cup qualifying cycle, which begins in January.
Lisnagarvey and Banbridge among Irish trio set to dine at Europe's top table
Ireland will have three teams in the top-flight of European competition next season with Lisnagarvey and Banbridge men set to fly the flag for Ulster.
Elks on target at UU Sports Awards as captain Megan Frazer sparkles
The Elks hockey team stole the show at Ulster University's annual Colours Sports Awards gala ceremony at the Titanic Centre.
Fulton grateful as Ireland Games build-up plans get cash injection
The Ireland men's hockey team have received a significant cash boost from the Olympic Council of Ireland which will go towards making up a funding shortfall as they prepare for Rio.
Des and Iain honoured at Ulster's gala awards night
Instonians men and Randalstown women were big winners in the team awards at Ulster Hockey’s Gala Dinner at the Ramada Plaza last night.
Shock Ulster Elks return is just a one-off, maintains Angela
Angela Platt will return to her day job with local hockey's governing body this week after making a surprise return to the playing arena in the Ulster Elks' great European Champions Challenge triumph in Prague.
Gary Niblock moves in for the Kil to land Cup for first time ever
Kilkeel have won the Anderson Cup for the first time in the competition's 96-year history - but it needed Gary Niblock's strike to beat Belfast Harlequins in extra time in last night's final at Banbridge's Havelock Park.
Rebecca Barry on a new high as Ulster Elks strike gold
Rebecca Barry stole the show with two of the goals as the Ulster Elks lifted the gold medals at the EuroHockey Champions Challenge tournament in Prague yesterday with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Lithuanian side Gintra.
Euro final loss but Banbridge land three awards and join elite
Four games in four days finally took its toll as Banbridge crashed 4-0 to Cardiff and Met in the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy final in Glasgow yesterday afternoon.
Banbridge to the four as they book place in EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy final
Banbridge will meet Cardiff in this afternoon's EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy final, after both finished top of their pools yesterday afternoon.
Ulster Elks are still in the hunt despite Edinburgh loss
The Ulster Elks and Pegasus both fell to defeat in their respective European tournaments yesterday but the Jordanstown students can still clinch promotion for their local rivals.
Bruce's bonus keeps Bann's Euro hopes alive as Elks bag a win too
Banbridge came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against Swiss side Rottweiss Wettingen in the opening game of their EuroHockey Trophy series in Glasgow last night.
Ireland handed harsh lesson as Germans run up nine
Ireland were given a rude awakening as to what they can expect at the Rio Olympics when current champions Germany crushed them 9-0 in Hamburg last night.
McCay is sidelined for Elks' promotion challenge
Shirley McCay has been ruled out of the Ulster Elks' European Championship bid in Prague this weekend, representing a huge blow to the Jordanstown side's promotion chances.
Trio will miss Ireland duty to lead Bann's Euro glory bid
Irish coach Craig Fulton won't have his three Banbridge players on board when his squad take on Olympic champions Germany three times in Hamburg this weekend as part of their Rio build-up - because they have crucial club commitments.
Defiant Emma stands tall as Town weather storm to clinch double joy
Randalstown claimed their second trophy of the season yesterday when goalkeeper Emma Leslie's brilliance helped them defeat Queen's University 2-1 in a thrilling President's Cup final at Stormont.
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Raphoe and Portadown are given top-flight bonus
Raphoe are set to be handed a place in the Ulster Premier League for the first time next season in a knock-on effect from Belfast Harlequins’ qualification for the EY Irish Hockey League.
Pegasus able to draw some comfort
Pegasus had to be satisfied with the runners-up spot in yesterday's EYHL Champions Trophy final after going down 3-1 to Hermes at Havelock Park.
Garvey just champion as Ulster claim Euro spots
Ulster will supply both of Ireland's representatives in Europe for the first time in five years after Lisnagarvey beat arch rivals Banbridge 3-1 in the EY Irish Hockey Trophy final at Havelock Park.
Ireland's Rio Olympics schedule is grand: Craig Fulton
The Rio Olympics hockey schedule has been released and the Irish men now know exactly what lies ahead of them in just over three months' time.
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