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.
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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You may recall the reality television programme ‘How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?’, created by Andrew Lloyd Webber to find someone to take the lead role in his stage production of The Sound of Music.
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.
Hannah McMillan now eyeing glory after fearing for her career
Hannah McMillan is just glad to be playing hockey these days after recovering from a career-threatening injury as Pegasus prepare to tackle Railway Union in the EY Irish Hockey League Champions Trophy semi-finals at Havelock Park on Saturday.
Brown gives Bann a boost in their bid to reach Europe
Banbridge are hoping that home advantage and the support of a large crowd will inspire them to an EY Irish Champions Trophy success this weekend -so they can take their place among Europe's elite next season.
Impressive Instonians clinch place in all-Ireland
Ulster may be able to maintain four teams in the all-Ireland league for next season after all, following Instonians' success in winning the EY Provincial Play-offs over the weekend.
Brave Belfast Harlequins girls get second chance
Belfast Harlequins failed to secure the final automatic qualifying place in next season's EY Irish Hockey League when they went down 2-0 to Loreto in yesterday's promotion play-off final in Dublin.
Steven Redpath hoping to steer Inst to quadruple glory
Former Irish international Steven Redpath could end up landing four titles for Instonians in what is his first year as head coach at Shaw's Bridge.
Ulster trio on the march
All three Ulster sides captured places in the final round of qualifying for next year's EY Irish Hockey League as Randalstown, Lurgan and Belfast Harlequins progressed to the last four in the provincial play-off series.
Lisnagarvey go for Broke in EY play-offs semi-final
Lisnagarvey will face Pembroke Wanderers in the EY Irish Champions Trophy semi-final play-offs at Banbridge at the end of this month, following the completion of the Irish Hockey League programme on Saturday.
Lurgan and the Harlequins get off to perfect start
Ulster Premier League champions Lurgan got their bid to reach next season's Irish Hockey League off to a winning start last night when they beat Randalstown 1-0 in the provincial play-off series at Comber Road.
Emma Lindsay equals Glenavon football star hubby Kris
Liurgan midfielder Emma Lindsay has at last got her hands on a trophy to show off to her husband - Glenavon football captain Kris - who proudly held the Irish Cup aloft after the Mid-Ulster club defeated Ballymena United in the final two years ago.
Iain all set to chalk up 1,000 game milestone
You've all heard of the ton-up club, when someone reaches 100 games in their career, but meet the man who is about to achieve that milestone... TEN times over.
Shoot-out star McFerran
Ayeisha McFerran further underlined her reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at penalty shoot-outs as Ireland defied the odds and rankings to finish fifth in the Hawke's Bay tournament in New Zealand yesterday.
Dale are set to fall through trapdoor
Two of the four Irish Hockey League clubs from Ulster - Lisnagarvey and Banbridge - will be taking part in the end-of-season Irish Champions Trophy... but unfortunately the other two could be relegated to provincial hockey next season.
Irish girls will begin World Cup challenge in Malaysia
The Irish Hockey Association are facing another drain on their resources with confirmation that the national women's team must travel to Malaysia for the World League II tournament in the New Year.
Unlucky Irish girls face Korea in Hawke's Bay play-offs
Ireland's women produced another good display at the Hawke's Bay Cup tournament in New Zealand only to go down 3-0 to Commonwealth champions Australia.
Wilson returning home and fired up for Town mission
Zoe Wilson has quit a hockey scholarship in the United States after helping Syracuse University lift the national colleges title for the first time before Christmas.
Bid to make big impact in Rio Olympics will cost Ireland
Irish coach Craig Fulton has mapped out a hectic schedule to enable his squad to make an impact at the Rio Olympics in August - and it means the Irish Hockey Association will have to find an additional £150,000 to cover costs.
Coach Graham Shaw is so proud of his battling Irish girls
Ireland's women continued their impressive form at the Hawke's Bay international tournament in New Zealand yesterday although two goals in the last eight minutes gave the host team - ranked fourth in the world - a 3-1 victory.
Ulsterman Gleghorne returns to make Irish pay penalty
Ireland men lost the first of their training games against Great Britain at Bisham Abbey yesterday - and it was Ulsterman Mark Gleghorne who came back to haunt them big-time.
Seven-up Garvey clinch Irish crown in real style
The first fully-fledged All-Ireland league crown will rest in Ulster for the next year after Lisnagarvey powered to the title with three games to spare.
Ten Ulstermen in Ireland panel for GB mini-series
Ireland men are stepping up their preparations for the Rio Olympics with three games against world No 4 Great Britain at Bisham Abbey next week.
Mum's the word as the Burns girls lead Rainey charge
Rainey midfielder Rachel Burns is just like most teenagers in that she respects her mother and takes heed of any advice that comes her way most of the time - but their relationship is somewhat different from the norm on the hockey pitch.
Crunch time for Garvey and Instonians title ambitions
Both the national and provincial league titles are likely to be decided on Saturday, with Lisnagarvey favourites to clinch the Irish Hockey League and Instonians the Ulster Premier League.
Irish U18 boost Euro hopes with title victory
The Irish Under-18s began preparations for July's European championships in Cork when they won the three-match series against their Scottish counterparts at Jordanstown.
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