What an incredible evening it was as Ireland secured a place in the Women’s Hockey World Cup after a shoot out win over India in London.

Everyone at the Federation and across the whole of Irish sport offers heartfelt congratulations to Graham Shaw’s side, to captain Katie Mullen, goal scorer Chloe Watkins and especially goalkeeper Ayeisha McFarren whose three saves when it mattered most made all the difference.

Ireland now face Spain in the semi-final, an incredible achievement for a team ranked 16th in the world going into the tournament and now carrying the hopes of a nation.

Good luck to the girls in green.  The semi Final takes place on Saturday afternoon with the World Cup Final, should we dare to dream, on Sunday afternoon.