BBC Sport - Ireland's men's hockey team reach first World Cup for 28 years

Ireland reach first World Cup for 28 years

Ireland's men have qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990.

A 1-0 victory over New Zealand clinched their place in the 2018 tournament to be played in India.

Alan Sothern scored the goal in the final quarter of the play-off for fifth place in World League 3.

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