Ireland reach London Cup final despite losing to England

Ronan Gormley scored Ireland's only goal against England
Defender Ronan Gormley plays for German club Krefeld

Ireland have qualified for the final of the London Cup despite Saturday's 4-1 defeat by England.

The nations will meet again on Sunday to decide the winner of the four-team tournament at the Olympic Park.

England led 3-0 through Barry Middleton, Alastair Brogdon and Harry Martin before Ronan Gormley pulled one back but Henry Weir added a fourth.

Ireland's women were hammered 9-2 by New Zealand in their opening game at the Four Nations tournament in Dublin.

New Zealand hit the opening six goals of the match in the first half before Megan Frazer replied for the Irish before half-time.

Cliodhna Sargent pulled a further goal back for the home side after the restart but the visitors notched three further goals during the match.

Chile beat Canada 2-0 in Saturday's other game at UCD and the South Americans face New Zealand on Sunday at 13:00 BST with Ireland taking on Canada at 15:15 at the Dublin venue.

In the men's tournament, Ireland beat South Africa 4-2 in their opening match and then drew 1-1 with Scotland on Thursday.

"Credit to England, they took the chances they created in the first half and we had to chase the game," said Ireland coach Craig Fulton.

Scotland missed the chance to make the final, losing 3-2 to South Africa - who won their first game of the tournament.

Sunday's final is at 14:30 BST.

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