BBC Sport - Ireland make history by qualifying for Rio Olympic Games

Ireland make history by qualifying for Rio

Ireland's men's hockey team celebrate their qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after Australia defeat New Zealand 3-2 in the Oceania Cup final.

Coach Craig Fulton and members of the squad gathered at BBC Northern Ireland Broadcasting House in the early hours of Sunday 25 October to watch the game.

They will be the first Ireland hockey team to qualify for the Olympics since 1908 and BBC Sport NI's Nigel Ringland spoke to coach Fulton, and players Peter Caruth, Paul Gleghorne and Eugene Magee after qualification was secured.

"This will bring a spotlight onto the sport of hockey in Ireland which it has never had before," enthused Fulton.