BBC Sport - World League 3: Smith 'devastated' by Ireland defeat
Smith 'devastated' by Ireland defeat
- From the section Hockey
Ireland women's coach Darren Smith describes the penalty shoot-out defeat by China in the World League 3 quarter-final as devastating.
The game in Valencia finished 1-1 before the Chinese prevailed 4-3 in the shoot-out.
Victory would have virtually assured Ireland of a place at the Olympic Games and Smith believes a top-six finish in the tournament will still be enough to secure a spot in Rio next year.