O'Donoghue's double gives Irish second win over Maple Leaf men
Two penalty conversions from Shane O'Donoghue earned Ireland their second win over Canada at Stormont in the four-game series, which will continue in Dublin tomorrow and Tuesday.
Thursday's 2-0 win saw the Irish fail to convert any of their eight penalty corners, but last night O'Donoghue drag-flicked twice into the roof of the net to secure a 2-1 win.
The Irish and the Canadians are both preparing for the Rio Olympics, but once again Craig Fulton's lads - with 10 Ulstermen in the squad - had the edge, even though they went behind to a Van son Foris goal in the second minute.
O'Donoghue's double put the Green Machine in control and Peter Caruth, John Jackson and Eugene Magee all came close late on.
Meanwhile Great Britain, with Ulstermen Iain Lewers, Mark Gleghorne, David Ames and Ian Sloan in their ranks, held world No.1 Australia to 0-0 in the Champions Trophy in London.