Saunas and swimming pools - Megan and Zoe are loving life in Germany
Zoe Wilson and Megan Frazer could easily have been playing for the Ulster Elks this weekend but, instead, the two Irish internationals are living the dream as professional sportswomen in Germany.
Rosalind winner as Dungannon get on the Money in Shield shock
Dungannon scored a shock 2-1 away win over Ballymoney last night to boost their chances of a first ever Denman Ulster Shield semi-final place.
Ulster Hockey's Des Simon celebrates hundred years
Ulster Hockey's elder statesman, Des Simon, has reached the ripe old age of 100.
Gemma Frazer ready for a mighty challenge at Quins
Belfast Harlequins' new marquee signing Gemma Frazer knows all about the big occasion, having played for Ireland at a European Championship and helped the Ulster Elks to consecutive Irish Senior Cup triumphs and a gold medal success on the continental stage.
Recovering Patterson is in Inst's thoughts as all-Ireland bid begins
The new EY Irish Hockey League campaign gets under way this weekend with a double-header programme - and newly-promoted Instonians couldn't have asked for a more difficult start.
Allen leaves injury woe in past to blast two trebles
Cookstown's Greg Allen has started the new season with a bang - with two hat-tricks in the opening Kirk Cup pool games.
In-form 'Money face all-Ireland poser
Ballymoney are undecided as to whether they would take up the offer to play in the Irish Hockey League next season should the opportunity arise, and judging by their early form it might well do.
Magee is all fired up for major events on home soil
The Rio Olympics will be long remembered for the glamour of the opening ceremony, the spectacular fireworks, the parade of nations, the lighting of the cauldron, the scenic backdrop and some wonderful sporting action.
Champions Lurgan aim to star on all-Ireland stage
Lurgan have set their stall out to go one better than last season and qualify for the EY Irish Hockey League having been crowned Ulster champions for the first time earlier this year.
Ulster U21 girls hockey team are denied inter-pro title by late show
Ulster's U21 girls had to settle for silver in the opening inter-provincial tournament of the season after hosts Leinster denied them late on in the final game staged at Donabate
Ulster's U21 boys and girls get off to the perfect start in inter-pros
Lisnagarvey's Sean Murray, one of the province's rising talents, has started the new season with a bang by helping Ulster U21s to an opening win in the inter-provincials being staged in Donabate, outside Dublin.
Garvey fuel Ulster's U21 inter-pro mission
Lisnagarvey supply 10 of the 18-man Ulster squad for the Under-21 inter-provincials which are being hosted by Portrane at their Donabate base north of Dublin this weekend.
Jane and Anna on target as Ulster girls claim bronze
Ulster's Under 18 girls captured the bronze medals at the UK School Games in Loughborough yesterday after a decisive 2-0 win over Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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