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In pictures: Ulster's Ayeisha McFerran is shoot-out heroine as Ireland reach World Cup semi-finals [photos]

Ireland's goalkeeping great Ayeisha McFerran (right) is congratulated by Grace O'Flanagan after her shoot-out heroics.
Ireland's goalkeeping great Ayeisha McFerran (right) is congratulated by Grace O'Flanagan after her shoot-out heroics.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ireland players celebrate their victory following the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ireland players celebrate their victory following the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Grace O'Flanagan of Ireland and Ayeisha McFerran of Ireland celebrate their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Ireland's hockey stars celebrate their quarter-final victory.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Nicola Evans of Ireland, Yvonne O'Byrne of Ireland Zoe Wilson of Ireland,Kathryn Mullan of Ireland and Hannah Matthews of Ireland celebrate theiur victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ireland team celebrate their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Captain Katie Mullan celebrates victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Chloe Watkins of Ireland celebrates scoring her team's winning goal during the shoot out in the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
Ireland's Graham Shaw celebrates after winning the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Graham Shaw celebrates after winning the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's fans during the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup, Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Kathryn Mullan in action during the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup, Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Anna O'Flanagan in action during the Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Yvonne O'Byrne in action during the Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Chloe Watkins during the shoot out during the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup, Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Chloe Watkins scoring the winning goal during the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Chloe Watkins scoring the winning goal during the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Zoe Wilson and Hannah Matthews celebrates after winning the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Graham Shaw (centre) celebrates after Chloe Watkins scoring the winning goal during the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ireland's Nicola Evans and Gillian Pinder celebrates after winning the shoot out Quarter Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo, Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Graham Shaw of Ireland celebrates his team's victory with players and staff following the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Graham Shaw of Ireland celebrates their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Anna O'Flanagan of Ireland celebrates with family and friends following the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ireland fans during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ireland players sing their national anthem during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Sjoerd Marijne of India and Graham Shaw of Ireland shake hands before the match during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Captain Rani of India and Kathryn Mullan of Ireland lead their teams out during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Graham Shaw is leaving his Ireland post.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Graham Shaw of Ireland shouts orders to her players during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Chloe Watkins of Ireland celebrates scoring her team's winning goal in the shoot out during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Nicola Daly of Ireland celebrates their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Nicola Daly of Ireland celebrates their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Nicola Daly of Ireland celebrates their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Ali Meeke slots her penalty through the legs of the goalkeeper to help Ireland reach the World Cup semi-finals.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Chloe Watkins of Ireland with her Player of the Match award during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Kathryn Mullan of Ireland waves to the fans during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Chloe Watkins of Ireland turns away from goalkeeper Savita of India and scores their third goal during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ireland players celebrate their victory following the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Elena Tice of Ireland and Nicola Evans of Ireland celebrates their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Elena Tice of Ireland and Nicola Evans of Ireland celebrates their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Nicola Evans of Ireland and Kathryn Mullan of Ireland celebrate their victory during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Chloe Watkins of Ireland (R) celebrates scoring her team's winning goal during the shoot out with team mate Anna O'Flanagan during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Grace O'Flanagan of Ireland and Chloe Watkins of Ireland arrive for the match during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alison Meeke of Ireland and Nicola Evans of Ireland arrive for the match during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Zoe Wilson of Ireland and Shirley McCay of Ireland during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Kathryn Mullan of Ireland arrives for the match during the Quarter Final game between Ireland and India of the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on August 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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