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Taoiseach Congratulates Hockey Team

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has congratulated  the Irish team for their outstanding achievements at the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup culminating in the runners up spot. 

The Taoiseach said:

The performance of the Irish women’s hockey team has been truly amazing. Their tenacity and skill has inspired the country. Getting to a World Cup final ranks among the greatest moments in Irish sport and their feats will inspire young players all over the country.  I know defeat in the final will have been disappointing for them but I hope they have time in the coming days to reflect on what they have achieved and to enjoy their success.

It was an unprecedented show of sporting talent from an Irish team and was especially fitting in a year in which we celebrate one hundred years of female voting rights. With the Olympics only two years away, the Irish Women’s Hockey team must be high on our target list for medal glory and will be backed by Sport Ireland in their efforts.