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The real Irish unity comes in the form of the fan who held up a placard at the World Cup on Sunday in London, which read: “Hockey ár lá”.Take note, Mary Lou McDonald.

Robert Sullivan,
Bantry,
Co Cork.

Ireland’s hockey players can hold heads high (Irish Times letters page)

Pic: The Hook/World Sports Pics

Meanwhile…

Independent.ie reports:

The €1.5m announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday at the homecoming of Ireland’s hockey heroes is extra investment for 2018, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has confirmed.

There had been suggestions that fresh funding was the same €1.5 million for high performance programmes announced as part of the National Sports Policy last month but this is not the case.

A spokesperson confirmed to Independent.ie that the €1.5m Minister Ross revealed will be added to the Sport Ireland budget for 2018 and the amount announced in July refers to the 2019 budget.

Some described Minister Ross’ announcement as a PR stunt.

Anyone?

Confirmed: The €1.5m promised by Minister Shane Ross at hockey homecoming is new investment (Independent.ie)

In fairness.

Sensational Ireland through to the Hockey World Cup final (RTÉ)

Pic via Irish Hockey

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This morning.

Dundrum Town Centre announce welcome sponsorship of the Irish Hockey Association Men’s Senior Team as they embark on their road to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Top from left: Midfielder Peter Caruth, Strength and Conditioning coach Steve Barry, midfielder Kirk Shimmins and goalkeeper David Fitzgerald. Above (centre) Jeanette Jordan, marketing manager Dundrum Town Centre.

Take that, so-called GAA.

Irish Hockey Association

Irish Hockey Association (Facebook)

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Limerick’s Rebecca Barry and that goal.

Up for an ESPY for ‘best play’

Edward writes:

Rebecca Barrys’s hockey goal you featured a while back, has just been nominated in the ‘best play’ category at ESPN’s ESPYS awards. Probably the first Irish nominee?

Rebecca is up against Khalil Edney’s ‘Buzzer Beater’ in the NBA.

Vote here (click through for ‘Best Play’)