Twitter storm as Irish men book place in Rio games

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.