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Wilson's international debut is bittersweet

Spain 3-0 Ireland

Published 16/01/2016

Zoe Wilson's Ireland debut ended in defeat
Zoe Wilson's Ireland debut ended in defeat

Zoe Wilson made her senior international debut last night, but finished on the losing side as Ireland fell to a 3-0 defeat against Spain in the first match of the four-test series in Valencia.

The Randalstown starlet, who currently plays her hockey at Syracuse University, was joined by American team mate Emma Russell and Dublin schoolgirl Lena Tice, in winning her first cap.

Eighteen-year-old Wilson had an impressive game while at the other end of the scale, Ulster Elks player Shirley McCay - one of four Ulster players in the line-up - increased her record caps tally to 210.

A largely youthful Irish team struggled for long periods and Begona Garcia deflected in a Gloria Comerma crash ball for the opening goal on 11 minutes.

Comerma got on the scoresheet herself 11 minutes later with a deflection as Spain went into the break 2-0 up.

Naomi Carroll and Gillian Pinder went close for the Irish, in the third quarter, but Georgina Oliva scored a brilliant third two minutes from time.

Tonight: Spain v Ireland (6pm).

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