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Ireland Lose To The Netherlands In Hockey World Cup Final


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Irish women's hockey team have ended the World Cup with a silver medal.

They were defeated 6-0 by the world's number one ranked side, the Netherlands.

The Irish team were ranked 16th going into the tournament in London.

Ireland secured a place in the final yesterday after a tense shoot-out win against Spain.

Three of the panel play for Loreto Hockey Club in Dublin.

Their fixtures secretary Noreen O’Riordan says the achievement means a lot to the club's younger players.

Speaking after yesterdays match, she explained: "They have these heroes they can aspire to.

"We had a load of our younger children - primary school age - just to support their heroes. The girls are very much present, they're very much part of the club - they give back to the club, and they come down to junior training sessions."

She added: "Words can't describe how proud we are of these girls and what they contribute on the world stage."

Meanwhile the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring says a Civic Reception will take place at the Mansion House in Dublin to welcome the Girls in Green home.

 


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