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.
FT: Ireland 0 - 6 Netherlands. Well done to the world number 1’s. We couldn’t be prouder of the #greenarmy, making history and winning a World Cup silver medal!!!! Keep watching folks, we’ve got a medal presentation to attend pic.twitter.com/RyLqbsbbPm
— Irish Hockey (@irishhockey) August 5, 2018
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.