Ireland along the road for Olympic Games

The next phase in Argentina will be a much more difficult prospect for the Irish side

Ireland will be part of a ten-team tournament in Argentina with potentially six places available for Rio 2016 on the line.

Ireland will be part of a ten-team tournament in Argentina with potentially six places available for Rio 2016 on the line.

 

The men’s national squad can look towards a short rest before the final qualification tournament in Argentina presents an opportunity to compete in the Olympics.

That Ireland won the World League event in San Diego augurs well for another crack at qualification after the disappointment of 2012.

Ireland will be part of a ten-team tournament with potentially six places available for Rio 2016 on the line.

Ireland can also take confidence for both scoring the most goals (29 from six games) and not conceding a field goal in California.

The full card for Argentina has not yet been set with three from San Diego, Ireland, Austria and Canada travelling as well as three teams from a tournament played in January in Singapore. Hosts Singapore beat Poland in the final of that event with Japan beating Oman to the third place.

A third tournament is coming to a conclusion this weekend in Cape Town, where France and South Africa have topped their pools and look likely along with one other nation to be joining the other six teams for the June tournament.

Domestically Corinthians face Glenanne in the Leinster Senior Cup final in Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day. The match takes place after the women’s midday final.

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