BBC Sport - Ireland open World League 2 campaign at Stormont with 9-2 victory over Ukraine

Ireland thump Ukraine in World League 2 opener

Ireland men's hockey team open their World League 2 campaign at Stormont with a comfortable 9-2 victory over Ukraine.

Banbridge players Johnny McKee and Matthew Bell were among the Irish goalscorers in their opening success and Bell and Craig Fulton were content with the hosts' opening victory.

The Irish are back in action against Austria on Sunday.

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