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Four-midable GB girls prove too hot for Ireland in hockey clash

By John Flack

Ireland Women fell to a 4-0 defeat against Rio Olympic gold medallists Great Britain yesterday's at Bisham Abbey.

It was their second loss of the three-match series after going down 5-2 on Monday and the teams will meet again tomorrow.

Ireland, using the trip as World Cup preparation, trailed 2-0 at half-time and conceded two more in the third quarter.

They enjoyed their best spell in the final period when Ulster's Zoe Wilson almost scored.

Meanwhile, Queen's moved seven points clear at the top of the Ulster Premier League following a 3-1 win over Banbridge.

Champions Lurgan, who have two games in hand, have a chance to close the gap tonight when they host Ulster Elks.

Queen's are at home to the Elks on Friday night while on Saturday, Lurgan face North Down, who remain in the relegation play-off spot despite drawing 1-1 with Mossley on Monday.

Finally, eight Ulster girls are included in an Irish Under-21 squad to face their USA counterparts in Bray from March 25-28 - Alanah Doyle, Erin Getty, Tori Hastings, Jessica McMaster, Hannah Irwin, Rebecca Ercer, Holly Taggart and Rachel Burns.

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