Ireland win Tri Nations title after beating Wales

Nikki Evans
Nikki Evans


Ireland’s National Women’s team sponsored by Electric Ireland secured the Tri Nations title taking place this weekend in Mori Italy, with a 2-0 win over Wales thanks to the handy work of Gillian Pinder and Nikki Evans in the last 5 minutes of the match.

Ireland secured the win with two late goals, the first coming from striker Nikki Evans after midfielder Chloe Watkins set up the opportunity weaving through to the circle. Just moments later it was Aine Connery showing her determination setting up Gillian Pinder from a left hand side baseline attack to make it 2-0.

The Green Army will continue the intense period with a four nations in Dublin from Saturday 12th - Wednesday 16th July at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD against New Zealand, Chile and Canada for which the schedule has just been confirmed (see below).

IRELAND: Stella Davis GK; Cliodhna Sargent; Megan Frazer (Capt); Naomi Carroll; Aine Connery; Chloe Watkins; Nicci Daly; Hannah Matthews; Anna O’Flanagan; Gillian Pinder; Yvonne O’Byrne.

Reserves: Emma Gray; Nikki Evans; Alex Speers; Vanessa Surgeoner; Deirdre Duke; Kate Dillon; Ali Meeke.