HOCKEY: Ireland seal first Shah Cup win to see off India

Ireland's Lee Cole. Pic by INPHO.
Ireland's Lee Cole. Pic by INPHO.

Ireland have secured a 3-2 success over India to wrap up victory for the first time in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

The Malaysia tournament test featured India taking the lead off Ramandeep Singh’s opening effort before a composed finish from Shane O’Donoghue left it level.

Amit Rohidas’ penalty corner drag found the net to hand India control for the second time.

However, a strong second-half display by Ireland resulted in a welcome win against the side ranked sixth in the World standings.

Sean Murray’s close-range finish and a Lee Cole effort off O’Donoghue’s drag put Ireland on a 3-2 tally.

The sides are set to tussle again on Saturday for the fifth-place play-off meeting.

Ireland had previously lost out in the cup to the hosts, Argentina, England and Australia.