London is calling for Irish thanks to the amazing Grace
Katie Mullan has lavished praise on stand-in goalkeeper Grace O'Flanagan, whose heroics in the 2-1 win over India in Johannesburg on Saturday, have all but sealed Ireland's place in next year's World Cup after a 16-year absence.
Ireland savour their success as World Cup slot secured
There's just no stopping the Irish men - last year they defied the odds to reach the Rio Olympics and now they have booked their place in the World Cup finals for the first time in 28 years.
Cargo keeps cool in shoot-out to all but fire Ireland into World Cup finals
Ireland's men can start planning ahead for the 2018 World Cup finals after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over France yesterday in the qualifying competition in Johannesburg.
Ireland keen to regroup as World dream suffers blow
The Ireland women's hockey team missed out on a golden opportunity to qualify for next year's World Cup finals when they lost 3-0 to South Africa at the qualifying tournament in Johannesburg yesterday.
Fulton rues missed opportunity as luck deserts Irish
Don't mention the luck of the Irish to coach Craig Fulton, as it clearly didn't shine upon his players yesterday as they missed the first chance to qualify for the World Cup finals by going down 2-1 to Spain in the qualifying quarter-finals in Johannesburg.
Irish World bid still alive despite loss
The Ireland women's hockey team have missed out on their first chance of booking a coveted place in next year's World Cup following an agonising 2-1 defeat by Argentina at the qualifying tournament in Johannesburg yesterday.
Ireland will reach World stage if they conquer Spain
Ireland men will face Spain in tomorrow's quarter-finals as the World Cup qualification process hots up in Johannesburg.
Irish girls have tough test after first defeat
The Ireland women's hockey team face the daunting task of having to beat Argentina tomorrow to seal a place in next year's World Cup at the first time of asking following a 3-2 defeat by England at the qualifying tournament in Johannesburg yesterday.
Record-breaking Magee keeps focus on qualification
Eugene Magee will become Ireland's most capped player before the end of the World Cup qualifying series taking place in Johannesburg - but the Banbridge striker reckons he has more important things to worry about.
Ulster trio tie up their moves to German club Crefelder
The three Ulster players who intimated they would be playing abroad next season have finally sorted out arrangements - they'll be plying their trade in Germany's top flight with Crefelder.
Late O'Donoghue fires Irish into the quarter-finals
Ireland men mirrored their female counterparts by reaching the knock-out phase of the World Cup qualifier with one pool game to spare - but they needed a last-gasp winner from Shane O'Donoghue to beat Egypt 2-1 yesterday in Johannesburg.
Irish girls closing in on dream World Cup finals place
Ireland's women edged closer to securing a place in the World Cup finals for the first time since 2002 after a 2-0 win over Poland at the qualifying tournament in Johannesburg yesterday.
Ireland men hit for six but World hopes remain intact
Ireland men's coach Craig Fulton will spend today lifting his players ahead of tomorrow's crucial World Cup qualifier pool game against Egypt in Johannesburg, as a win would ensure they wouldn't be the team automatically eliminated before the knock-out phase.
Last-gasp heartbreak for gallant Ireland but dream is still alive
The Ireland women's hockey team were a mere second away from securing a first ever win over Germany in a competitive tournament but had to settle for a 2-2 draw in an incident-packed World League 3 clash in Johannesburg yesterday.
Young Matthew Nelson inspires Ireland to victory over South Africa
Teenager Matthew Nelson inspired Ireland men to an opening 2-0 win over hosts South Africa yesterday in the World League 3 series, which doubles up as the final world qualifier.
Johnny ready to emulate his dad by reaching World finals
Banbridge's Johnny McKee is bidding to follow in his father's footsteps by playing in a World Cup finals tournament.
Mullan hoping pain in Spain will spur Ireland in World bid
Ireland women's hockey captain Katie Mullan insists that her team can erase the bitter memory of their last appearance in World League 3 as they prepare for tomorrow's opening game of the 2017 edition against Japan in Johannesburg (11am UK time)
Harlequins lay down a marker by signing two top Ireland stars
Belfast Harlequins have delivered a massive statement of intent ahead of the new EY Irish Hockey League campaign by signing Irish internationals Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson.
The World is at our feet, says Irish hockey ace Ayeisha McFerran
Former Randalstown and Pegasus goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran expects to be kept on her toes as Ireland chase their dream of competing in a World Cup for the first time since 1994.
Ulster dominate Fulton's panel for World Cup qualifying quest
Ten Ulster players have been named in the Ireland men's squad which leaves next week for the World Cup qualifiers in Johannesburg.
Ireland fight back to beat Olympic medallists to Hamburg crown
Ireland men won the Hamburg Masters tournament yesterday by coming from two goals down to beat Olympic bronze medallists Germany by 4-2.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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