In a surprise turn to a wonderful summer of Irish sport, the Ireland women's hockey team will today contest a World Cup final against the Netherlands. Progressing through numerous difficult nations on their route to this point, we have the answer to all the questions you will be asking on a monumental day for Irish sport: What time is the Hockey World Cup final? Where can I watch Ireland vs Netherlands?
All the details required for today's Hockey World Cup final:
When is the Hockey World Cup final?
The Hockey World Cup final will take place today, Sunday 5 August.
What time is the Hockey World Cup final?
The final will begin at 4.30pm.
Who is playing?
If you have somehow managed to ignore the news up until this point, Ireland are set to play the Netherlands in this year's final.
Where can I watch it?
It will be available to watch on RTE 2.
Ireland's road to the final:
Progressing through a group that contained the United States of America, India and the hosts, the United Kingdom, Ireland's route to the final has been anything but straight forward.
Beating the USA in their opening game, the Irish women followed this up with a hugely impressive 1-0 defeat of India in the second round of matches. Qualifying at the top of their group with a game to spare, it has been onward and upward since the knockout rounds began.
Facing India once more in the quarter-final, Ireland's prowess in the penalty shoot-out was first tested; and not found wanting. Repeating the trick in the semi-final, a 1-1 draw with Spain yesterday was ultimately decided as Ireland came out 3-2 winners in an epic penalty shoot-out.
In the Netherlands, Ireland face a world-class team that will be favourites for today's clash. However, having far exceeded pre-tournament expectations already, who'd bet against the Ireland women's hockey team to go one further?
So, to recap the details.
What time is the Hockey World Cup final? 4.30pm, and you can watch the match live on RTE 2.