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Why no hockey team at Games?

I WAS disappointed not to have seen both a Northern Ireland ladies' and men's hockey team at the Commonwealth Games.

We did, though, have a presence of sorts: Northern Ireland players winning medals (for another team); Northern Ireland officials officiating; Northern Ireland players attending as spectators; and Northern Ireland players watching on TV at home.

How are we expected to develop the game and improve and, arguably, get young people to take up the game instead of other sports?

Is it such a big ask to organise two teams for a tournament held every four years?

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