Friday, December 1, 2023

EuroHockey 2023: Ireland women turn on style to end Scotland hopes

Monchengladbach — Ireland women put their EuroHockey bid firmly back on track thanks to a sizzling 5-0 win over Scotland on Saturday night. Captain Katie Mullan had predicted her side would bounce back after their lacklustre opening defeat to England. And the Green Army delivered in superb style here. They played with heart, attacking intent and cohesion – to the joy of the 200 or so fans in green who sang the night away.

Three three goals in seven, second quarter minutes from Hannah McLoughlin, Ellen Curran and a fine strike from Niamh Carey after a length of the field counter attack put Scotland to the sword with their second defeat in 24 hours. Two late goals from Sarah Torrans added gloss to an already memorable evening.

“We came out with a desire to show everyone what we can do and once the play opened up and the goals started going on, we knew we were capable of putting it out there,” said Carey.

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