Silver lining: how Irish hockey can capitalise on the World Cup

Ireland’s unprecedented silver medal in London presents the sport with an opportunity to win over decision makers and sponsors

12th August, 2018
The Ireland women’s team celebrate with their silver medals in London last weekend Pic: INPHO

The Irish Women’s Hockey team has been the story of another roller coaster summer of sport. They overachieved based on any expectation of how they would do being ranked 16 in the world and competing against nations who fund their teams to give them every possible advantage.

They got further than England, a team based on the Olympic gold medallists of Team GB from Rio, and one funded out of the £17.1 million granted...

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