CONTRARY to reports Sam Ward has not retired

As reported by the BBC this morning, Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward has been forced to retire after losing the sight in his left eye.

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Ireland’s Women’s Hockey Team make History to Qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Side were level from the previous night when they met in Energia Park this evening. Ireland the more dominant on night one of the double header threatened from the start, with the opening chance of the game coming from Anna O’Flanagan, unfortunately going wide. Canada came back with penalty corner at 7 minutes. McFerran saved and a scramble ensued, with Mullan pushing the rebound out of the circle to be taken back up the pitch. Hawkshaw was solid up near Canada circle, with Tice strong in defence later in Q1 when Canada threaten 13 minutes in. The sides remained level in the first quarter with neither team adding to the score board.

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First leg victories for India’s men and women in FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers

The Indian city of Bhubaneswar was once again the stage for major international hockey as the Kalinga Stadium – which famously hosted last year’s Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup event – provided a world class arena for the first legs of two crucially important Olympic qualification clashes. 

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