Irish in seventh heaven as they take Austrians apart
Ireland men's preparations are going great ahead of next month's World Cup qualifier in Johannesburg - they crushed Austria 7-2 to make it two wins from two in the Hamburg Masters tournament.
Spanish pay the penalty as clinical Irish romp to victory in Hamburg
Ireland coach Craig Fulton is hoping his side aren't peaking too early for next month's World Cup qualifier after he watched them sweep aside Spain 4-1 in the opening game in the Hamburg Masters yesterday.
Ulster five in squad as Ireland women chase World dream
Five Ulster players have been named in the Ireland Women's Squad for the World League semi-finals in Johannesburg next month when places in the 2018 World Cup will be up for grabs.
Five Ulster girls make Ireland squad for World League Semi-Finals
Five Ulster players have made it into the final Ireland squad for the World League semi-finals in Johannesburg next month.
Ulster 10 answer Ireland's call for world qualifying build-up tournament
Ten Ulstermen have been named in Ireland's 20-strong panel which heads for Germany today to play in the Hamburg Masters series in what is their final build-up games before the World Cup qualifier in Johannesburg next month.
Ten Ulster players make Ireland hockey squad for Hamburg Masters
As many as ten Ulster players have made Ireland's 19-man panel for this weekend's Hamburg Masters.
Katie the heroine again as Ireland net win over Korea
Ulster players Shirley McCay and team captain Katie Mullan were on the mark as Ireland defeated Korea 2-1 to round off their Four Nations campaign in style in Berlin yesterday to finish runners-up to their hosts.
Reality check for Irish women as China hit them for five in Berlin
Following their first ever win over Germany 24 hours earlier, Ireland were brought back to earth with a bump when they lost 5-2 to China in their second game of the Four Nations tournament in Berlin yesterday.
Ireland stun Germany with Katie's late winner in Berlin
A dramatic late winner scored by Ulster's Katie Mullan clinched the Ireland women's hockey team a magnificent 2-1 victory over Olympic bronze medallists Germany at the Four Nations tournament in Berlin last night.
Ireland men and women miss out on proposed new global league
Ireland men's and women's teams have missed out on the opportunity of taking part in the new global Pro League which begins in 2019.
Pegasus targeting fifth place in Europe
Pegasus narrowly missed out on a chance to claim a set of medals at the EuroHockey Club Trophy tournament after being held to a 4-4 draw by Belarus side Ritm Grodno in their final pool game in Munich yesterday.
Sothern doubles up as Ireland win series
Two goals from Alan Sothern helped Ireland men to a 3-2 success over Pakistan at Lisnagarvey yesterday to help the Green Machine win the three-game series arranged as build-up for the forthcoming World League 3 tournaments.
Pegasus in the last chance saloon against Scots after heavy defeat
Pegasus were outplayed by Club de Campo as they fell to a 5-0 defeat against the Spanish side in their opening game of the European Club Trophy tournament in Munich yesterday.
Harte on the mark as he joins 200 club
Conor Harte celebrated winning his 200th international cap by scoring a goal as Ireland drew 2-2 with Asian giants Pakistan at Lisnagarvey last night.
Ireland draw the sting from USA with a slick late show
Ireland's women saved the best to last as they salvaged a morale-boosting 2-2 draw against the United States with two goals in the last four minutes in Philadelphia to avoid a series whitewash against the world ranked number six side.
Fulton ready to juggle panel for Pakistan visit to NI
Irish men's coach Craig Fulton hopes to name his squad later today for the three games against hockey powerhouse Pakistan at Lisnagarvey this week, following a training camp at Bisham Abbey.
Ulster Hockey's controversial umpire rule is amended
The controversial Ulster Hockey rule on umpires has been amended.
New Hockey Ireland affiliation fees are put on hold
Hockey Ireland's proposal to change the way they charge affiliation fees has been deferred for a year.
Queen's land cup to give skipper Linzi fine farewell
Linzi Hamilton drew the curtain down on her Queen's University hockey career in triumphant style as she proudly lifted the President's Cup after inspiring her team to a 2-0 win over Randalstown in Saturday's final at Deramore Park.
Cookstown clean up at Ulster Hockey's gala awards night
Cookstown's tremendous season was recognised at Ulster Hockey's gala presentation ceremony last night in Templepatrick's Hilton Hotel when they walked off with a handful of awards.
Allen sinks Kilkeel as Cookstown clinch cup
Cookstown completed a memorable season by landing the Anderson Cup at Banbridge's Havelock Park last night ... the fourth piece of silverware they have collected this term.
Chloe hoping US trip boosts her World Cup dream
Ards striker Chloe Brown hopes history won't repeat itself when she returns from Ireland's nine-day training camp in Pennsylvania which includes three internationals against the United States.
Carolyn Burns to make history after Rainey's promotion
Carolyn Burns will become the oldest player ever to compete in the Ulster Premier League next season after helping Rainey earn promotion with a dramatic play-off win over Lisnagarvey.
Garvey and Bann fear departure of their star players
Ulster's top two clubs - Banbridge and Lisnagarvey - are bracing themselves for an exodus of top players over the summer.
Irish to host big guns Pakistan in World qualifier build-up
Ireland men are to take on hockey powerhouse Pakistan three times early next month at Lisnagarvey as part of their build-up to the final World Cup qualifying competition.
The end of an era as Pegasus legend Ferris retires
Suzanne Ferris has announced her retirement from senior hockey after an illustrious career with Pegasus, Ulster and Ireland, spanning two decades.
Cookstown's Tobias misses out on second cup decider
Cookstown goalkeeper Tobias Depperman will be missing from their line-up when they take on Kilkeel in Tuesday's Anderson Cup final at Banbridge's Havelock Park.
Players pose exam headache for President's Cup finalists
Queen's University and Randalstown are resigned to being without several key players for the President's Cup final, which is scheduled for Havelock Park on Wednesday May 17.
Rampant Cookstown set up for another big final fling
It's turning into a great season for Cookstown who have booked themselves into their third cup final in just 20 weeks. They might want to blot out the memory of that Boxing Day massacre when Annadale crushed them 8-1 in the Kirk Cup decider, but since...
Fulton feels at home as Irish face hosts on opening day of qualifiers
The match schedule for the World League 3 tournaments in Johannesburg — the final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup finals — have been announced.
Ulsterman Ian Sloan is honoured to be selected as captain of GB
Cookstown's Ian Sloan has become only the second Ulsterman to captain a Great Britain hockey team.
Ulster clubs queue up as Lizzie Colvin decides to return home
The chances of Ulster clubs doing better in next season's EY Irish Hockey League have been boosted with confirmation that current international Lizzie Colvin is to return to the province for the new campaign.
Claire's starring role as mighty Belfast Harlequins stay in IHL
Belfast Harlequins have preserved their top flight status in Irish hockey after a comfortable 3-1 win over a seriously depleted Lurgan side in yesterday's EYHL promotion/relegation play-off in Dublin.
Bann, Garvey shuffled out but Red Army back into IHL
Don't mention shuffles to Banbridge or Lisnagarvey, for both Ulster clubs failed to measure up in this form of shoot-out over the weekend and bowed out of the EY Irish Champions Trophy at the semi-final stage.
Lennox will miss Bann's treble bid as son takes ill
Banbridge goalkeeper Gareth Lennox has ruled himself out of this weekend's EY Irish Championship Trophy finals - even though he'll miss out on his club's attempt to complete an historic all-Ireland trophy treble.
Lurgan suffer triple blow ahead of crucial play-off
Lurgan have been hit by a triple whammy ahead of Sunday's EY IHL promotion/relegation play-off with Ulster rivals Belfast Harlequins at Grange Road in Dublin.
Bann clinch double and Dale back in the top tier
Banbridge may have completed the all-Ireland league and cup double over the weekend but the Havelock Park side are cutting short their festivities as they turn their attention to the possibility of an historic treble.
Lurgan and Harlequins to meet in IHL play-off
Lurgan had to settle for the runners-up spot in yesterday's EYHL promotion play-off series in Dublin and will now face Belfast Harlequins next Sunday to determine which of the two Ulster sides joins Ards and Pegasus in the national league next season.
Clean sweep on hold as Lurgan target IHL place
Lurgan may be in sight of a clean sweep of domestic trophies but that target will be set aside at the weekend when they carry Ulster hopes of securing another place in the EY Irish Hockey League next season.
Allister happy to build on family's proud Bann legacy
Banbridge's Matthew Allister has already won one medal in what is his first season with the club - and now he's hoping to help them land the Irish Hockey League title and the end-of-season championship play-offs within the next fortnight.
Bann, Garvey bow out but two Euro slots still on offer
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey may have bowed out of the EuroHockey League over Easter weekend but the good news is that it's almost certain that their performances will guarantee two Irish teams in the competition again next season.
Ulster set to offer its IHL teams an olive branch
Ulster Hockey's management board is set to table a motion at the sport's annual general meeting next month that, if carried, would see the province's Irish Hockey League teams re-admitted to the domestic knock-out competitions.
Shoot-out agony for Banbridge as they bow out of European series
Banbridge's bold bid to become the first Irish team to reach the EuroHockey League's quarter-finals is at an end ... but it needed a shoot-out to deny them.
Erin Getty impresses on debut but Irish lose out to Germany
Erin Getty has become Ulster's newest senior international hockey player after featuring in Ireland's two-game series with Germany which ended with a 3-1 defeat in Dusseldorf yesterday.
Fixture glut hits Banbridge and Lisnagarvey ahead of Euros
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey will attempt to achieve what no other Irish club has managed before by qualifying for the EuroHockey League's quarter-final stage over the Easter period.
Hockey girls worse off than footballers, says Shirley
Ireland's most capped sportswoman Shirley McCay says that while she sympathises with the plight of her counterparts on the Republic's football squad, international hockey players are considerably worse off.
Bann one win away from league and cup double
Banbridge chalked up a win and a draw over the weekend and now are within one win of landing the EY Irish Hockey League title.
Harlequins must win play-off to stay in top-flight
Neither Ballymoney nor Queen's will be playing in the EY Irish Hockey League next season and Belfast Harlequins have a battle on their hands if they are to stay in the all-Ireland competition.
Helen flies in to help Quins out of relegation danger
Belfast Harlequins are flying back Helen Stevenson from England for Saturday's crucial EY Irish Hockey League game with Loreto at Deramore to replace unavailable keeper Jade Lamont.
Ireland on cloud nine with their highest ever ranking
Ireland men have risen to an all-time high of nine in the world rankings - and that further step up the ladder means they will be heading to South Africa for the final World Cup qualifier in July.
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