Under 18 boys in danger of losing their European top flight status
Ireland's Under-18 boys are in danger of getting relegated after they lost their second of three pool games to France in the European championships in Santander yesterday afternoon.
Ireland's six under-age teams draw blank on first day
Ireland's junior age groups have begun a busy week, with the Under 16, Under 18 and Under 23 boys and girls all involved in competitions ... but none managed a win on the first day.
Young Irish side handed big shock as visiting USA snatch late victory
Ireland men crashed to a humiliating 2-1 defeat last night to a USA team ranked 16 places below them on the world ladder.
Frazer back in the fold for Irish after injury return
Megan Frazer finally made her comeback for Ireland after a lengthy injury lay-off in last night's 1-0 win over Chile in the opening game of the Three Nations series in Dublin.
Lisnagarvey lose top trio as stars join growing Irish hockey exodus
Lisnagarvey are losing three of their star players as the drain on men's international talent to either mainland Britain or to Europe increases dramatically over the close season.
Megan could pull on the Ireland green in Dublin after 18-month lay-off
Megan Frazer could make her long-awaited comeback for Ireland in this week's Three Nations tournament against Chile and Italy in Dublin.
Ireland can live the dream without me, insists exiting coach Fulton
Departing Ireland coach Craig Fulton has told his players to continue believing in themselves and to go on and make an impact at the World Cup in India.
Jermyn signs off international career with trademark finish
It was as if John Jermyn had tried to write the script himself.
Frazer returns as six Ulster players get big World Cup call
Megan Frazer has recovered from injury and has been included in Ireland's World Cup squad for next month's trip to London along with five other Ulster players.
Veteran Jermyn and boss Fulton to receive fond Ireland farewell
Ireland men will bid farewell to two of their stalwarts when head coach Craig Fulton and long-serving player John Jermyn end their association with the Green Machine at the three-game series against France in Cork later this week.
Ireland play second fiddle to strong Germans
Ireland's women fell to a 3-0 defeat against Germany in Dusseldorf yesterday as they prepared for next month's World Cup trip to London.
Inline hockey on the rise in Ireland as World Championships loom
Field hockey and ice hockey are the two most prevalent forms of the sport, but now a new form of hockey is on the rise.
Girls in Green get Cup boost after shock win over Germans
Ireland's ladies gave themselves an unexpected boost ahead of next month's World Cup last night when they scored a shock 2-1 win over Germany in the opening game of the Three Nations Tournament in Dusseldorf.
Hiring Watt is a coup for Inst as they eye place in the top-flight
Instonians have made a statement of intent by snapping up former Ulster Hockey High Performance manager Stephen Watt.
Ireland must raise game, insists Shaw
Ireland women's coach Graham Shaw admits there is room for improvement after his side lose the two-test series with Canada after a 3-0 defeat and a 1-1 draw in Dublin.
Ireland suffer a setback against Canada ahead of World Cup quest
Ireland's women slumped to a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat to Canada in the first match of the two-Test series in Dublin last night.
Treble-chasing Mournemen now have Anderson Cup in their sights
Kilkeel will attempt to make it three trophies in one season when they take on Mossley in tomorrow evening's Anderson Cup final at Stormont Playball (8pm).
Anderson Cup decider finally gets go ahead
The Anderson Cup final, which was postponed last month due to a player ineligibility issue, is to go ahead later this week - even though the domestic season finished several weeks ago.
'Dream team' honours Cockram career
The achievements of Lisnagarvey legend Timmy Cockram are to be recognised this evening when his former school, Wallace High, host a special game at their Clonevin Park base in Lisburn (7pm).
We can tough it out, claim senior players
It was back in 1985 that singer Billy Ocean recorded the hit 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'.
Colvin celebrates 150th milestone as Irish girls complete whitewash
Belfast Harlequins midfielder Lizzie Colvin celebrated her 150th international cap on a winning note in Glasgow yesterday as Ireland swept to a 5-1 victory over Scotland to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
Ireland's shock as coach Fulton joins Belgium
The Ireland men's hockey team were rocked by a bombshell last night with the shock news that national coach Craig Fulton is to quit the post just five months before the World Cup to take over as Belgium assistant coach.
Ulster's Mullan scoops top prize at UCD awards
Ulster girl Katie Mullan has won the prestigious UCD Sportsperson of the Year award for 2017, beating off stiff competition from across all sports after a tremendous season for club and country.
Fulton praises Irish progress
Coach Craig Fulton reckons it augurs well for the future that Ireland managed to win the two-game International Tests against Olympic bronze medallists Germany over the weekend.
Frazer firmly in World finals frame
Megan Frazer looks set to be fit to take part in the World Cup in July after playing two games for Mannheimer at the EuroHockey Club Cup in Surbiton over the weekend.
New sponsor revealed at awards night
It turned out to be a big night for Ulster Hockey as they staged their Gala Awards dinner, handing out an array of trophies, but were also able to announce a new major sponsor.
Irish milestones for Gleghorne and O'Donoghue
It's going to be a big day for Paul Gleghorne and Shane O'Donoghue as both reach major milestones when Ireland take on World No.5 Germany in Dublin on Friday.
Chloe Brown keen to seize big indoor chance after dream move
Chloe Brown says she's excited about the chance to play for Ireland at the 2020 European Indoor Hockey Championship and her switch to East Grinstead can only enhance her prospects of making the team.
Late drama as Ulster girls lose inter-provincial title to arch rivals Leinster on goal...
Ulster's women were left cursing their luck after having to settle for the runners up spot at the junior inter-provincial tournament staged at the home of Cork Harlequins yesterday.
Fulton ponders his line-up for Germans
Ireland coach Craig Fulton will name his squad early this week for the two games coming up against world number five Germany in Dublin.
Instonians and Kilkeel ready for intriguing Cup final showdown
Kilkeel and Instonians will face each other in the Anderson Cup decider following their semi-final successes.
New pathway to Olympics receives lukewarm reaction
The new Olympic qualification route launched by the world governing body hasn't been overwhelmingly welcomed, as many see it as too convoluted and certainly far more complicated than any other major sport.
Irish girls get chance to test World venue
Ireland's women will have a sneak preview of the facilities they will encounter at this year's World Cup venue when they meet England in two internationals next month as part of the build-up to the showpiece.
Ulster clubs to miss out on Europe next season
Ulster won't have any representation in next year's European club men's event for the first time since the 2014/15 season after Lisnagarvey's gut-wrenching last minute defeat in the EY Irish Champions Trophy finals weekend in Dublin.
Ireland men plan a busy summer with World Cup in the distance
Ireland men are to play World No.5 Germany twice in Dublin later this month as they step up preparations for December's World Cup finals.
Hannah relishing the rewards of a 'hectic' schedule
Hannah Grieve excels in three different sports at this time of year but hockey will be the name of the game at the weekend as Pegasus bid for all-Ireland glory at the Champions Trophy tournament in Dublin.
Garvey have the firepower to spring a surprise
It's not often a Lisnagarvey team head to Dublin for the Irish Champions Trophy finals weekend as the underdogs.
Lurgan miss All-Ireland place for a third year
Lurgan have missed out on a place in the Irish Hockey League for the third successive year after losing 2-1 to Muckross, who secured automatic promotion in Cork yesterday.
Bangor and Cookstown to battle for last IHL slot
The line-ups for next season's EY Irish Hockey League and the inaugural second tier, the IHL2, are virtually complete after a hectic weekend which culminated with Bangor losing after a shoot-out to Dublin YMCA in the Provincial Play-Off final in Cork yesterday.
Can Ulster earn five top tier IHL places for next season?
Three Ulster teams - Cookstown, Bangor and Instonians - face a crucial weekend as they attempt to secure EY Irish Hockey League status for next season.
Lurgan can qualify in my absence: McMinn
Lurgan coach Robbie McMinn will be unavailable for this weekend's Irish Hockey League qualifying tournament in Cork due to a prior commitment.
Cookstown still deep in relegation dogfight
Cookstown's fight to avoid relegation from the EY Irish Hockey League is going right to the wire.
Third-placed Pegasus avoid champions in play-offs
Pegasus have clinched third place in the Irish Hockey League following a 1-1 draw with Belfast Harlequins on Saturday at Deramore and will, therefore, avoid newly crowned champions UCD in the end-of-season play-offs.
May Trophy finals are switched to Dublin as Bann's pitch hits delay
Banbridge have had to give up the opportunity of staging the Irish Champions Trophy finals over the May Bank Holiday weekend after construction work on their new £250,000 pitch at Havelock Park has been delayed.
How Ulster could have up to six clubs in the top IHL division next season
The business end of the domestic and national season is upon us and over the next three weeks we'll have a better indication of where Ulster's top clubs will be featuring next campaign.
Pegasus have revenge and Europe in sight
Pegasus are eyeing up a revenge meeting with UCD after losing 4-0 to the students in the Irish Senior Cup final earlier this month at Belfield.
Pegasus have one foot in IHL finals weekend
Pegasus have made virtually certain of a place in the Irish Hockey League play-offs after a comfortable 3-0 win over Ards at Londonderry Park yesterday.
Instonians join Bangor in play-off showdowns
Ulster will have two representatives in the Provincial play-off semi-finals in Cork in a fortnight's time after Instonians won the wild card round-robin series in Dublin yesterday.
Ulster say sorry to Premier League champions Lurgan over no-show at title win
Ulster Hockey has issued an apology to Lurgan for not having an office-bearer on hand to present the Premier League trophy to the club after its title triumph this week.
Shirley McCay to play through pain barrier for Pegasus
Shirley McCay will be fit for the EY Irish Hockey League play-offs next month, despite recently breaking a bone in a finger on her left hand.
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