Women's Hockey Olympic qualifier to be staged at Donnybrook's Energia Park
Hockey Ireland have confirmed Energia Park in Donnybrook as the venue for their Women's Olympic qualifier against Canada on November 2nd and 3rd.
"We’re excited to announce Energia Park in Donnybrook as the venue for the Women’s Olympic Qualifier matches against Canada this November. This is a huge step for the sport in Ireland to play hockey in a venue of this size," said Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels.
"A lot of time and research has been dedicated to establishing whether the event could take place here.
"Similar to England Hockey’s successful use of an overlay carpet for their FIH Pro League matches at The Stoop in London earlier this year, we’re excited to bring this unique experience to Ireland.
"We’d like to thank Leinster Rugby for accommodating us in Energia Park and look forward to bringing this event to fruition."
Sean Dancer's side will have home advantage in their two-legged tie due to their placing in the world's top ten.