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Ireland ladies in World Cup

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Ireland ladies in World Cup thumbnailThe Ireland womenís hockey squad celebrate the news that they have qualified for next yearís Word Championships in England. Former Ballymoney player Katie Mullan is included back row, third from right.Wk43001

THE Ireland women's hockey team have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2002 following Australia's recent win over Papua New Guinea.
Their place was confirmed when Australia romped to a 23-0 victory which set up an Oceania Cup decider with New Zealand in Sydney.
Both countries had already qualified for next summer's tournament in London.
Now one will progress as continental champions opening up a spot which Ireland were next in line to claim.
The Irish, captained by local lady Katie Mullan, finished seventh in their World League 3 tournament in Johannesburg in July thanks to a 2-1 win over India in their final game.
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