LIMERICK lady Róisin Upton discovered the online for the Olympic-bound Eire ladies’s hockey workforce within the first fixture of their three-match sequence in opposition to Nice Britain in Belfast.
Catholic Institute participant Upton confirmed admirable composure to transform a seventh-minute penalty stroke as Eire led Olympic champions Nice Britain 1-0 at half-time on Saturday of their first worldwide fixture for 497 days.
Upton additionally transformed her penalty within the sudden demise 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.
Nevertheless, Nice Britain did hit again with two second half targets to edge the tie 2-1 at a windy Queen’s College grounds yesterday.
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 gained the primary of her 76 Eire caps in opposition to Scotland in November 2016.
The Eire ladies’s facet play GB within the second fixture within the Softco sequence on as we speak, Sunday, night. The sport begins at 5pm and RTÉ will broadcast Sunday night’s match dwell on RTÉ 2 with protection ranging from 4.30pm.
Eire and GB face off for the ultimate time on Tuesday afternoon at 3pm.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport)
March 13, 2021