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Ireland Women's Hockey Team In World Cup Semi-Final After Shootout Win

Ireland Women's Hockey Team In World Cup Semi-Final After Shootout Win

It was a dramatic end for the Ireland women's hockey team, as they beat India in a penalty shootout to secure their first semi-final in the Women's Hockey World Cup.

The star for Ireland was goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran, who saved three of India's penalties as Ireland prevailed, but  it was Chloe Watkins who struck the decisive penalty to send the Green Machine into a semi-final showdown with Spain.

McFerran also made a crucial save in regulation time after India were awarded a penalty corner with five minutes remaining:

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Following the win, Chloe Watkins heaped praise upon McFerran, stating that the team knew that they have the best keeper in the game:

Graham Shaw will now prepare his side to take Ireland on Spain this Saturday, who beat Germany 1-0 in their quarter final.

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