Monday 21 January 2019

WATCH: Thousands welcome Ireland hockey team at Dublin airport after World Cup silver medal win

Damien Eagers/ Shane Ross Footage PA

Ireland’s ladies hockey team was given a hero’s welcome in Dublin after winning a silver medal in Sunday’s World Cup final.

Hundreds of supporters lined Dublin’s Dame Street with flags and banners to welcome the side and their support team to a celebration hosted by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Nial Ring.

Speaking at the event, Mr Ring said it was a historic occasion for the nation.

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