‘Green Machine’ Splutters In World Opener


The Irish Men’s Hockey team have lost 2-1 to top-ranked team Australia in their World Cup opener in India.

Shane O’Donoghue equalised for Ireland just moments after Blake Glovers opened the scoring for the Kookaburras from a penalty corner.

Tim Brand put the World champions back in front just after the half-time break.

Irish goalkeeper David Harte stopped his initial shot, but he found the back of the net from the follow up.

It was the Green Machine‘s first appearance at the tournament in 28 years.

They will continue their Pool B campaign against China and England next week.

Shane O’Donoghue hockey.ie – Scored in Ireland’s 2-1 World cup defeat to Australia


Ireland’s men’s team for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018:

David Harte
David Fitzgerald
Jonathan Bell
Paul Gleghorne
Luke Madeley
Conor Harte
Stuart Loughrey
Matthew Bell
Lee Cole
Shane O’Donoghue
Michael Robson
Kirk Shimmins
Sean Murray
Chris Cargo
Daragh Walsh
Matthew Nelson
Mitch Darling
Eugene Magee
Alan Sothern
Jeremy Duncan

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