Ex UCC star wins World League Tie for Irish Hockey Team

Aine Connery’s penalty saw Ireland land the UDG Healthcare World League Round 2 title at Belfield, completing a perfect week with victory over Canada in the final at Belfield.

The final that ended 1-1, Nikki Evans and Holly Stewart netting close range goals from penalty corners in the third quarter.

Played out in front of a capacity crowd that included President Michael D. Higgins, it provided a fitting finale for a week in which Ireland also boosted their Olympic hopes.

She paid tribute to the influence of the UCC Hockey Club on her career in a tweet yesterday evening.

The photo shows Aine (middle) playing for Ireland in Argentina last year with fellow UCC players Audrey O Flynn and Miriam Crowley.