BBC Sport - Ireland women edge closer to Olympic hockey qualification
Ireland women edge closer to Rio spot
- From the section Hockey
Ireland's women stay on course for a place at the Rio Olympics as they win the World League 2 tournament in Dublin.
The Irish beat Canada 4-3 in a shoot-out in the final after the game had finished 1-1 at Belfield.
Captain Megan Frazer said the players's nerves were "left a bit shaky" by Sunday's contest but that they will go into the final Olympic qualifier in Valencia next June "believing we can do a bit of damage there".
Goalkeeper hero Ayeisha McFerran, Nicci Daly, Chloe Watkins and Shirley McCay also gave their reactions to BBC Sport Northern Ireland's Nigel Ringland after Ireland's shoot-out victory.
The Irish women will need a top-three finish in Valencia to be guaranteed a Rio spot while a top-five finish could conceivably also prove enough.