Craig Fulton’s side start Oympic qualifying bid with opening game against Chile

Kenny Carroll scored four goals in Railway’s 7-6 victory over Hungary’s Soroksari. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Leinster champions scored twice in the last 90 seconds to finish fifth in Rotterdam

 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Elsewhere, Banbridge scored three in the last 10 minutes to defeat Railway Union

Ireland’s men’s hockey coach Craig Fulton in his playing days: he will be hoping the team secure qualification for the Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Team now preparing for San Diego where they will be aiming for Olympic qualification

Paul Gleghorne: his strike along with Alan Sothern’s had levelled matters at 2-2 against the Netherlands. Photograph: Inpho

Three goals from Roel Boevendeert in final quarter prove decisive

 Erica Cody Kennedy Smith, DCU Mercy, in action against Marie Breen (left) and Claire Rockall of  Team Montenotte Hotel Cork. Photograph: Sportsfile

Cork side favourites to defeat Killester in the Women’s National Cup final

 Eugene Magee:  will lend his considerable experience to the Ireland side in South Africa. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Craig Fulton’s side boasting plenty experience for the first of six games on the tour

John Jermyn: Former Irish international scored Cor C of I’s vital winner against Lisnagarvey in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland’s record goalscorer seals last four place in Irish Senior Cup for underdogs

Lisnagarvey are favourites after their recent 10-1 win over Mossley in the Ulster Premier League. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Neither side has won the national hockey tournament since 2005

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