Former Banbridge boss Mark Tumilty is appointed Ireland men's coach for the Olympic play-off against Canada.
Ireland women will play their Olympic qualifier against Canada on a special pop-up pitch at Energia Park rugby stadium in Donnybrook.
Irish midfielder Chloe Watkins says keeping mentally strong before her side's Olympic play-off against Canada could be the deciding factor.
Great Britain's women face Chile for the right to defend their Olympic title in Tokyo next year while the men play Malaysia.
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Ireland are well aware of how dangerous a team Canada are before the sides meet in their Olympic play-off in November, says midfielder Shirley McCay.
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