Ireland Women’s Hockey Team: World Cup silver medallists
Date: 08 Aug, 2018
The Irish Women’s Hockey Team returned to Ireland on Monday this week with World Cup silver medals around their neck. Thousands lined the streets of Dublin to welcome the national heroes home.
The Irish squad have, on paper been the surprise package of this years’ World Cup. The Green Army were seeded number 15 out of 16 at the start of the tournament and the underdogs progressed to become the first Irish team to reach a World Cup final. Ireland have subsequently moved to number 8 in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.
SoftCo recently became proud sponsors of the national squad after years’ of involvement in grassroots hockey in Ireland. As primary sponsors, SoftCo’s Dublin office hosted the World Cup squad announcement in June 2018.
“SoftCo has supported grassroots hockey for nearly 15 years and are thrilled to be working with such a fantastic group of people. They are an inspiration to us all. ”
Susan Spence, Co-Founder.