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Lizzie Colvin clocks up a century on Ireland's road to Rio

By Staff Reporter

Ulster player Lizzie Colvin is set to join the century club next week when the Ireland women's hockey team play four games against Canada in Toronto.

The Loreto midfielder (below) currently sits on 98 caps and barring injury or squad rotation, she is in line to reach the milestone over the weekend.

Ireland are due to play the Canadians over the next few days, starting tomorrow and Colvin should earn her 100th cap in Sunday's game.

Ironically, it was in a match against Canada in Dublin in 2013 that Colvin's international future looked to be in doubt.

"I fell awkwardly and heard my knee go - I knew straight away it was a serious injury and it turned out to be my cruciate ligament and I thought my career might have been over." recalled the 25 year-old.

"I was out for 14 months, but fortunately I made a full recovery and to be in sight of a 100 caps is a great honour."

Ireland are using the Canadian games as the final part of the run-in to the World League 3 tournament which doubles as the final eliminator for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Having lost the three-match series against the USA with a game to spare, Ireland will be expected to do better against a lower-ranked Canadian side.

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