LIMERICK lady Roisin Upton made it a hat-trick of penalty objectives for Eire in opposition to Olympic champions Nice Britain when scoring of their remaining Softco sequence fixture in Belfast on Tuesday afternoon.
Twenty six-year-old Upton fired Eire forward 1-0 at Queen’s College when making no mistake together with her penalty stroke with 10 minutes left.
Nevertheless, Izzy Petter’s late equaliser earned a 1-1 draw with Nice Britain within the third and remaining fixture within the sequence.
Eire and Nice Britain are because of meet once more on the Tokyo Olympics on July 31.
In-form midfielder Roisin Upton netted a dramatic winner because the Eire girls’s hockey aspect scored an exciting 2-1 victory over Olympic champions Nice Britain in Belfast on Sunday night.
Upton discovered the web for the Olympic-bound Eire girls’s hockey group for the second day in a row in opposition to 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 lady Upton had additionally scored aim from a penalty stroke within the first recreation within the uncapped sequence on Saturday which resulted in a 2-1 win for Nice Britain.
The ice-cool Upton famously 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.
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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 time.
Roisin Upton received the primary of her 76 Eire caps in opposition to Scotland in November 2016. The proficient Limerick lady was a key member of the Eire group which received a silver medal on the 2018 Hockey World Cup in London.
A former pupil of An Mhodh Scoil and Crescent School Complete, Upton additionally performed girls Gaelic soccer with Mungret-St Paul’s and soccer with Janesboro.
Upton, a professional trainer, helped her US faculty aspect, the UConn Huskies to 2 NCAA titles – in 2013 and 2014.