The Road to Rio has come to an end for Ireland’s women in at the FIH Hockey World League in Valencia – and unfortunately, it wasn’t the fitting finale that the squad and their supporters dared to dream of.
Disappointment is inevitable – BUT, we are incredibly proud of what our national team has achieved over the past fortnight. They punched above their weight, made a mockery of world rankings, and topped the pool against all odds thanks to powerhouse defensive team performances and some of the most exciting goals of the tournament.
Here at home, they had their supporters enthralled, commanded the national sports media’s attention, and won a LOT of new fans in the process. It’s been one hell of a hockey adventure – GREEN ARMY, WE SALUTE YOU!