Ireland claim hat-trick of wins against rivals Canada

Timothy Cockram
Timothy Cockram

Ireland made it three wins from three against fellow Rio bound Canada at Pembroke Wanderers HC in Dublin as they saw off their rivals 2-0 on Sunday.

Irish Coach Fulton continued to rotate his squad over the Canada series and as he had done in the Korean games.

Ireland took the lead in the 24th minute after good work involving Lee Cole and Caruth who set Cockram up for the finish.

It was a good strike from the Ireland player.

The third quarter was scoreless with both sides creating chances but Carr and Carter made some fine saves to keep their sides in the game.

Kyle Good made it 2-0 in the 47th minute from open play and could have scored again minutes later after a great overhead from Gormley but Good effort flew over.

Carr, in the Irish goal, made a great save from Canadian captain Tupper to see out the quarter and a 2-0 lead to Ireland.

The final quarter was end to end but no further goals as both sides tried to make an impression.

The sides meet for the final time on Tuesday at 11am at Trinity Sports Grounds at Santry Avenue.