Ireland qualify for hockey World Cup quarter-finals for first time

Ireland's women have qualified for the hockey World Cup quarter-finals for the very first time.

Nicola Evans of Ireland celebrates her side's victory in the Women's Hockey World Cup Finals Group B match between Ireland and India at Lee Valley Hockey Centre in QE Olympic Park, London, England. Photo by Craig Mercer/Sportsfile

A Shirley McCay shot from a short corner was deflected into the Indian net off the stick of Anna O'Flanagan in the first quarter for a 1-0 win over India.

Ireland are now assured of the top spot in Pool B, regardless of what happens in Sunday's final game with England.

- Digital Desk

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