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"There Was No Cause For A Stroke. None" - Gutted Public React To Loss Of Ireland Hockey Team

"There Was No Cause For A Stroke. None" - Gutted Public React To Loss Of Ireland Hockey Team

While the Ireland men's hockey team may not attract the attention other national sides demand, there has been no lack of public outcry following the controversial end to last night's Olympic qualifier in Vancouver.

The Irish side seemed to have secured victory only for the video umpire to intervene, awarding the hosts a penalty stroke just as time ran out. Canada scored with the final act of the game before beating the heartbroken Irish men in a penalty shootout.

Immediately after the game, and continuing this morning, there has been a public outcry after what was viewed as an injustice.

Both hockey enthusiasts and casual supporters were incandescent at the way the game transpired, just as the Irish were celebrating making it to next year's Olympics in Tokyo. Many took to social media to voice their frustrations.

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