Olympic champions Germany beat Ireland to level series

Ireland's pre-match huddle

Olympic champions Germany bounced back from their shock defeat by Ireland on Friday by securing a 5-2 win to square the two-Test series in Heilbronn.

Goals from Seekers, Rurher and Deeke gave the hosts a 3-0 lead at the break with Grambusch adding a fourth.

Mikey Watt pulled one back and Windfeder made it 5-1 before Kyle Good scored a late consolation.

Alan Sothern, Chris Cargo, and Shane O'Donohue were on target in Ireland's memorable 3-2 victory on Friday.

Meanwhile, Ireland have been handed a tough pool draw for next month's World League semi-finals in Rotterdam.

Andrew Meredith's side will take on the hosts, New Zealand and India in Pool B in the tournament which takes place from 13-23 June.

The Irish will face India on 13 June, New Zealand two days later before the 17 June clash against the hosts.

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