Two defeats and no goals leaves Ards bottom of pool in Euro series
Ards made a disappointing start to their European Indoor Trophy campaign in the Czech Republic yesterday, losing their opening two matches.
Captain Katie McKee pulls the strings as holders Banbridge book Schools' Cup final place
Katie McKee again did the damage as Banbridge Academy moved within one step of retaining the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup.
Lauren fuels Rainey's quest to create slice of Schools' Cup history
Lauren Mulholland recalls all too well the memory of Rainey Endowed losing the one and only time the Magherafelt school reached the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup final, back in 2014.
In pictures: Banbridge Academy and Rainey blast their way to Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup...
Holders Banbridge Academy are through to the final of the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup, where they will meet Rainey Endowed.
Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup semi-finals: Academy captain Katie McKee aiming to...
Banbridge Academy captain Katie McKee is desperate to line out in a Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup final for the third time in four years.
Chloe hopes Euro glory may spark German move
Chloe Brown has revealed she turned down the offer of a move to Germany last season but she says she would jump at the opportunity if it were to come along again.
Garvey's derby win helps keep dream of all-Ireland title alive
Glenanne may be 11 points clear at the top of the EY Irish Hockey League, but they are looking over their shoulders anxiously at the threat that is Lisnagarvey.
Pegasus stumble but play-offs remain priority
Pegasus coach Ali McNeill is convinced her team can still hold down a play-off place in the EY Irish Hockey League despite a 2-1 loss to Cork Harlequins at Upper Malone on Saturday.
Shaw banking on Frazer to boost World Cup bid
Ireland women's coach Graham Shaw is quietly confident that Megan Frazer will be fit in time for July's World Cup in London.
Garvey's big derby tops bill ahead of plans to double up
Lisnagarvey are preparing to stage several double-headers as they attempt to eat into their growing backlog in the EY Irish Hockey League.
Banbridge's new £250k pitch to be ready by Easter
Work is to start on Banbridge's new £250,000 artificial pitch within a fortnight - and the hope is that the new facility will be in use by Easter.
Five-star Garvey quickly out of blocks to close gap on leaders
Lisnagarvey's five-star performance in Dublin yesterday afternoon saw them crush Monkstown 5-1 to move right back into EY Irish Hockey League title contention.
Irish stage comeback to square Spanish series
Ireland's women staged a stunning comeback to defeat Spain 3-2 in the Costa del Sol resort of Benalmadena yesterday and square the four-match series.
Irish recall Magee for Malaysian trip
Banbridge's Eugene Magee has been brought back into the Ireland squad for the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Cup series in Malaysia next month, now that he has recovered from a broken finger.
Wilson thrilled as Irish stage turnaround to reign in Spain
The Ireland women's hockey team staged a remarkable turnaround to beat Spain 2-0 on the Costa del Sol yesterday after falling to a 7-0 loss in the first of four games against their hosts just 48 hours earlier.
Rainey chase silverware on three different levels
Rainey Endowed coach Carolyn Burns admits her nerves are shattered as she bids to bring hockey silverware to the Magherafelt school.
Belfast Telegraph Girls Senior Schools Cup semi-final draw: Holders Banbridge face potential...
The draw for the Belfast Telegraph Girls Senior Schools Cup has taken place, throwing up another potential meeting between Banbridge Academy and Sullivan Upper.
Defeat casts a cloud over Irish union's anniversary
On the day that hockey in Ireland celebrated a memorable anniversary, the women's team were unable to put the icing on the cake as they slumped to a disappointing 7-0 defeat against Spain on the Costa del Sol.
Banbridge hoping to home in on play-off places
Banbridge have a chance to move back into the EY Irish Hockey League play-off places when they stage two games at their Havelock Park base over the weekend.
A history of the sport on the island as Hockey Ireland celebrates 125th anniversary
Hockey Ireland celebrates its 125th birthday today, February 6th marking the day that the Irish Hockey Union first officially came into being in 1893.
Injured Erin misses out as Irish set off for Spain
Erin Getty has lost her fitness battle and was unable to fly out with the rest of the Irish squad to the Costa del Sol yesterday for a warm weather training camp which will include four internationals against Spain.
Rising stars give Ireland's coach selection headache
Ireland coach Craig Fulton will sit down today to finalise his squad for the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Cup series in Malaysia early next month.
Five-star Ireland hit the goal trail as Scotland pay a heavy penalty
Ireland coasted to their second win in the Five Nations tournament in Benalmadena when they crushed Scotland 5-1.
Brave Irish suffer pain in Spain due to late show
It was agony for Ireland when they lost their second game in the Five Nations series on the Costa del Sol by conceding a goal in the dying minutes to hosts Spain.
Getty in fitness battle ahead of Benalmadena trip
Seven Ulster players have been named in an extended Ireland squad for this month's internationals against Spain - but Erin Getty faces a race against the clock to be fit for the trip.
Murray and Caruth help resilient Ireland get off to flier in Spain
Ireland men came from behind to open their Five Nations tournament schedule in Spain with a 4-1 win over Canada yesterday afternoon.
Classy Chloe guides Ards to seventh indoor hockey title
Ards extended their remarkable record in the Irish Indoor Championship when they defeated Railway Union 5-2 in the final in Dublin yesterday to lift the trophy for the seventh year in a row.
It's up, up and away from home for Seasiders
Bangor are going to have to do it the hard way if they are to land the Keightley Cup for the first time in their 97-year history.
Ireland sides plan a busy journey on road to World Cup
Ireland have drawn up their programmes for the men and women in preparation for the World Cup finals in India and England respectively - and they are going to face quality opposition during intense schedules.
Grundie hoping Ards will have double the reason to celebrate
Ards are expecting a tougher than usual battle as they bid to extend their remarkable record in the Irish Indoor Championship in Dublin on Sunday.
Banbridge still believe we can reach Irish Hockey League play-offs, insists Tumilty
Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty is refusing to rule out the possibility of his team reaching the EY Irish Hockey League's end-of-season play-offs - even though they are lying back in seventh place.
Prolific Brown puts Ards in seventh heaven
Chloe Brown scored seven goals as Ards lifted the Ulster indoor title for the seventh year in a row at Queen's yesterday.
World-class teams await Fulton's lads in Malaysia series
Ireland now know their opposition in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in two months time and it promises to be a high-powered tournament.
Elks captain Emma set to face former club in cup showdown
Emma Quinn will be hoping to put one over her former team-mates when Ulster Elks take on Lurgan in an Irish Senior Cup second round tie at Jordanstown either tonight, weather permitting, or on Saturday.
Kelly the hero as Dungannon get on the Money
Samantha Kelly celebrated her return from a football injury to score the winning goal as Dungannon moved level on points with Ballymoney at the top of the Ulster Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over the Co Antrim side at the Joey Dunlop Centre on Saturday.
Garvey go it alone in cup after Ulster trio bow out
If the Irish Senior Cup is to stay in Ulster for the third time in four years, then everything lies squarely on the shoulders of Lisnagarvey.
Instonians sign top trio to bolster bid for swift return to Irish hockey's top tier
Instonians have laid down a marker in their bid to regain Irish Hockey League status by snapping up Ulster's top marksman Chris Barnes from Civil Service.
We've now got the depth to launch challenge: Kirkpatrick
Belfast Harlequins captain Claire Kirkpatrick has hailed the influence of internationals past and present in her squad ahead of this evening's rearranged EY Irish Hockey League clash with fellow Ulster club Pegasus at Upper Malone (8pm).
Sothern the major threat as Mossley target semis
Mossley coach Ricky Lee will have to come up with a way of stopping Irish international Alan Sothern if his team are to enjoy a second lengthy run in knock-out competitions this season.
Ports in relegation battle as Leanne moves on
Portadown's chances of avoiding relegation from the Ulster Premier League have been dealt a huge blow by the departure of leading striker Leanne Cassels to Dungannon.
Getty has what it takes to reach the very top, says Boyles
Assistant Ireland coach Arlene Boyles has heaped praise on Queen's University defender Erin Getty, who she believes can go on to become a permanent fixture in the national team in the years to come.
Lisnagarvey out to recreate glorious cup runs to end 13 year drought
This is the time when much talk centres around new year resolutions, and in Lisnagarvey's case, one of their targets for 2018 is to make it lucky 13 and bring the Irish Senior Cup back to their Hillsborough base.
Linden Cup success can fire us to league glory, says Bangor captain
Bangor began the new year in style by landing the Linden Cup following a 5-0 success over Raphoe at Deramore yesterday afternoon.
Ineligible Bangor trio ruled out of Linden final
This afternoon's Linden Cup decider between Bangor and Raphoe at Deramore (2.30pm) will go ahead as planned despite being thrown into disarray over an ineligible issue.
Garvey in groove and now eye double: Scarlett
Scarlett Holdsworth says the sky's the limit for her Lisnagarvey team after they stretched their winning run this season to 15 games by defeating Ballymena 3-2 in an absorbing Senior Cup final at Mossley on Saturday.
Captain Scarlett eager for Garvey knockout joy
Scarlett Holdsworth has played club hockey at the highest level, but now she is back where it all started and looking forward to captaining Lisnagarvey in tomorrow's Senior Cup final against Ballymena at Mossley (2.30pm).
Seasiders can coast to cup final success
Bangor go into the New Year's Day Linden Cup final at Deramore (2.30pm) as hot favourites to land the trophy for the second time in three years.
Ulster Hockey mourns centurion Des Simon
Ulster Hockey is mourning the passing of elder statesman Des Simon.
Double festive cheer for Kilkeel hero Stevenson
Kilkeel's Mark Stevenson will certainly remember Christmas 2017 for the rest of his life.
McMaster and Getty end Queen's 84-year Shield drought
Irish internationals Jessica McMaster and Erin Getty were the star performers as Queen's University finally got their hands on the Denman Ulster Shield after an 84-year wait with a hard-fought 2-1 win over holders Lurgan in yesterday's final at Stormont.
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