Limerick's Roisin Upton, speaking to RTE Sport, confirmed that her side were disappointed with their clinical edge following today's 1-1 draw with Spain at the European Hockey Championships in Holland.
Upton's first half goal had Ireland ahead but a Spanish equaliser from Begona Garcia meant the sides could not be separated meaning that Sean Dancer's side now miss out on the semis by a single goal on goal difference.
Going forward, Ireland do have a chance at World Cup qualification, as they now enter Pool C where four teams will battle it out for the one remaining World Cup spot from this competition.
Ireland: A McFerran, R Upton, N Evans, K Mullan, S McCay, L Tice, N Carroll, H McLoughlin, L Holden, S Hawkshaw, A O’Flanagan
Subs: M Carey, M Frazer, C Watkins, N Daly, H Matthews, D Duke, L Murphy
Spain: M Ruiz, C Petchame, M Lopez, B Iglesias, L Riera, J Pons, B Garcia, X Gine, B Perez, G Oliva, L Jimenez
Subs: L Barrios, B Bonastre, C Mejias, A Torres-Quevedo, A Magaz, P Alvarez, M Garcia
Umpires: L Delforge (BEL), I Amorosini (ITA)
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