Women’s Hockey World Cup


Sir, – Our politicians have failed us, but our sportswomen (and hurlers) continue to inspire. Arlene and Mary Lou, please take note.

This is another superlative Irish performance. My warmest congratulations. – Yours, etc,


Dublin 2.

Sir, – What a fantastic win for Ireland’s women’s hockey team against a courageous India in the World Cup quarter-final in London. What a shame, however, that our women’s international team members are required to pay an individual “self-funding” payment of €550 each to supplement the financing of Irish Hockey.

Perhaps someone can remind me how much our individual international rugby and soccer players contribute to their respective union or associations. – Yours, etc,



Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.