Ireland absolutely jubilant after hockey heroes reach World Cup final 2 years ago

Ireland absolutely jubilant after hockey heroes reach World Cup final

Ireland are through to the World Cup final.

When was the last time anyone's said that?

The Irelandย women's hockey team secured their place in the World Cup final on Saturday evening. The Girls in Green defeated Spain via penalty shootout after the game finished 1-1 after normal time.ย It is the first time they reached the final two of a World Cup and understandably, the country is absolutely buzzing.

Of course, the tributes and celebrations came flooding in on social media after the final whistle sounded.

Some of the country's top sporting icons and legends offered their appreciation for the hockey heroes on social media. Former Republic of Ireland international and Manchester United player Paul McGrath, Mayo intercounty footballer and former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Tommy Bowe were among those celebrating the momentous occasion.

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The final takes place at 4:30 pm in London on Sunday 5 August. Ireland play the winners of the other semi-final between theย Netherlands and Australia.

RTE will continue their coverage of the tournament from 4:05 pm tomorrow.