BBC Sport - Irish men close in on Olympic hockey dream
Irish men close in on Olympic hockey dream
- From the section Hockey
Ireland's men's hockey team move to within touching distance of a place at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games after beating Malaysia 4-1 in their fifth-place play-off at World League in Antwerp.
The Irish will have to wait until October for confirmation that they will take part in the 2016 Games in Rio but it would take a series of unlikely outcomes in the confederation tournaments to deny Ireland their spot.
After Sunday's game, BBC Sport NI's Nigel Ringland spoke to Lisnagarvey defender Jonathan Bell and Irish goalkeeper David Harte, who made a number of key saves during the tournament.