LIMERICK girl Roisin Upton netted a dramatic winner because the Eire ladies’s hockey facet scored an exciting 2-1 victory over Olympic champions Nice Britain in Belfast on Sunday night.
Upton discovered the online for the Olympic-bound Eire ladies’s hockey staff for the second day in a row towards GB within the three-match Softco sequence at Queen’s College.
Catholic Institute participant Upton confirmed admirable composure to transform a penalty stroke six minutes from full-time as Eire claimed a well-known win in entrance of the RTE TV cameras.
Limerick girl Upton had additionally scored aim from a penalty stroke within the first recreation within the uncapped sequence on Saturday which led to a 2-1 win for Nice Britain.
The ice-cool Upton famously additionally transformed her penalty within the sudden loss of life shoot out to assist Eire qualify for the Olympic Video games for the primary time ever with a play-off win over Canada in November 2019.
Laura Unsworth put Geat Britain 1-0 forward 4 minutes earlier than half-time, earlier than Chloe Watkins levelled for Eire three minutes into the third interval.
Each Eire and GB are utilizing the sequence as a part of their preparations for the EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in early June and the Olympic Video games later this summer season.
Midfielder Roisin Upton, a World Cup silver medal winner, gained the primary of her 76 Eire caps towards Scotland in November 2016.
The Eire ladies’s facet play GB within the ultimate fixture within the Softco sequence on on Tuesday afternoon at 3pm.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport)
March 14, 2021