Ireland goalkeeper Gray retires from international hockey

Emma Gray made her Ireland debut in 2008
Emma Gray made her Ireland debut in 2008

Ireland goalkeeper Emma Gray has retired from international hockey after winning 118 caps.

The 28-year-old Hermes player made her Irish debut in 2008 and is the most capped female goalkeeper in Irish hockey history.

"Emma has been the backbone of the Green Army defence for several years. She led by example on and off the pitch," said Ireland coach Graham Shaw.

"Her composure and dedication will be sorely missed."

Gray, who will continue to play for Hermes, believes there is a bright future for the women's team.

"There is little doubt in my mind that this squad will continue to progress and achieve great things," she said.

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