The news that Ireland’s Men’s Hockey team had qualified for the 2016 Olympics sent Twitter into overdrive as the congratulations flooded in.
This is just a flavour of some of those comments and excitement that will be around hockey for the next ten months.
Ireland Men’s Hockey @IreMenHockey: It’s official we are off to the Summer Olympics in Rio!!!
FIH @FIH Hockey: Congratulation to IreMenHockey who qualified for Rio 2016
Mark Tumilty@cm0411: Fantastic achievement and great for our sport in Ireland
Railway Union @RailwayunionHC: Congrats to Irishhockey on qualifying for the Olympics…yes you herad it right THE OLYMPICS!!!!
Ulster Hockey @Ulsterhockey: congratulations to IreMenHockey on securing qualification for Rio2016
Arlene Boyles @bak2me: Incredible news and thoroughly deserved…historymakers
SA Hockey Men @SA_HockeyMen: Massive congratulations to @Nedstar5 and his @IreMenHockey
Olympics Ireland @olympiccouncil: OCI President Pat Hickey says delighted TeamIrelandOCI will have a team at Rio2016 congratulations to IreMenHockey
Andy McConnell @andy_t_mcc: over the moon for all involved in IreMenHockey. Just reward for all the graft, hard work and sacrifices made by this amazing group
Stephen Martin @samhockeygold: Absolutely delighted that IreMenHockey have qualified.
Paul Gleghorne @PaulGleghorne: Thanks to everyone who has supported IreMenHockey on our Olympic quest!
John Jackson @JohnJackson3: Unbelievably proud of us on Olympic qualification. Thanks for all our support. More history to follow.
Chris Cargo @Chriscargo25: What an unbelieveable and surreal feeling…qualifying for Rio.
Frank Gormley @frankgormley: We’re all going on a summer holiday …Rio! Rio! Rio! Olympics
Irish Rugby @IrishRugby: Congrats Irishhockey on Rio2016 qualification. We hope to join you there.