With the first two matches of the series against Ireland being close encounters, the final match was completely controlled by Australia from the beginning.

 

While captain Madonna Blyth was again a key player for the Hockeyroos, 20 year old striker Emily Hurtz stole the show, scoring three goals. Scoring a goal in each of the three matches against Ireland, Hurtz has been impressive throughout the entire series.

 

Finding themselves two goals up at half time, the Hockeyroos continued to attack early in the second half, with Hurtz and Megan Rivers scoring once each to set up a commanding 4-0 lead.

 

A late goal to Ireland at the 60 minute mark brought some credibility to the scoreboard, however the match was already over.

 

The Hockeyroos will now return to Australia to continue their preparations for the BDO FIH World Cup and Commonwealth Games later in the year.

 

Source: Hockey Australia