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15-06-2019, 14:28   #91
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The Ireland Women's Hockey Team can secure Tokyo qualification tomorrow (Saturday) if they defeat Czech Repubic in Banbridge (1.15pm)

Ireland beat the Czechs 8-1 earlier in this tournament

http://www.hookhockey.com/index.php/.../#.XQQ2TIhKjIV

https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/hockey/48640265
I believe it's a play off spot for qualification in October that is on offer. That first article says they could end up playing the match at home if things go their way this year.

Edit : and they've secured the Olympic play off spot later this year, beating the Czechs 4-0

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I believe it's a play off spot for qualification in October that is on offer. That first article says they could end up playing the match at home if things go their way this year.

Edit : and they've secured the Olympic play off spot later this year, beating the Czechs 4-0
Yeah, I think you are correct. Hopefully they can secure the Olympic spot in October.
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Yeah, I think you are correct. Hopefully they can secure the Olympic spot in October.
One encouraging sign is they appear to be playing brilliantly under their new coach. There might have been a fear things would unravel a bit when the World Cup guy suddenly left but they seem as good as ever.
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And the men's hockey team also secure an Olympic play off spot in the autumn with their 4-2 win over South Korea today :

https://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2019...pot-in-france/
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Delighted to add Natalya Coyle Modern Pentathlon to the list! Qualified today at the European Championships in Bath.
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Delighted to add Natalya Coyle Modern Pentathlon to the list! Qualified today at the European Championships in Bath.
She's a top class pentathlete too, well done to her
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Important week in Equestrian qualification ahead.

In the European Dressage championships we lie 4th of those who have yet to qualify with 3 spots available. We have Judy Reynolds to come tomorrow and she should post a good score which will give us a great chance.

Later in the week the showjumpers will be trying to finish in the top 3 of those yet to qualify. Easier said than done as Britain, Belgium, Italy and France are all seeking spots too. Remember the debacle of 2015?
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Ireland have qualified a Dressage Team for the first time ever to the Olympics!
Took the 2nd of 3 available spots at the European Championships.

Team now up to 13.
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Wow brilliant!

Judy Reynolds has been highly ranked for several years but I didn't know we had the makings of a competitive team at that level.

Its the show jumpers we really want to see qualified this week though surely? As strong a medal chance as any team in it if we can get there.
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Wow brilliant!

Judy Reynolds has been highly ranked for several years but I didn't know we had the makings of a competitive team at that level.

Its the show jumpers we really want to see qualified this week though surely? As strong a medal chance as any team in it if we can get there.
With the rweduction in team members to 3 it made a few more team quota available. But it was only this year that they decided to try and qualify a team. Abount a month ago I saw the rankings from FEI and it looked as we could have an outside chance of qualifying. The fact that Reynolds knocked it out of the park today made all the difference.

Three team qualify in the showjumping and there are five serious contenders. Ireland,France, Italy, Belgium and GB. After a poor year GB is coming into form so it will be a nailbiter. There is one final chance in October at the Nations Cup final if disaster strikes us as it did in 2015.
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Not going to plan for the show jumpers unfortunately (not over yet obvs)


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Ireland and are in 8th place at the end of today and are now in 5th place of the teams chasing the 3 Olympic qualification places. Belgium lead that race ahead of Britain, France, Italy, Ireland and Denmark.
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In the non qualified standings it is

BEL 11.07
GB 13.41
FRA 17.39
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ITA 26.74
IRE 30.36

So going into the final round tomorrow BEL, GB both have 4 fences in hand of us, FRA have 3 in hand and Italy less than a fence. No Irish horse jumped clear today. Miracle needed!
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2 clears and a single rail from the Irish so far, so the worst we can be is on 34.

Will mean little to do that with the pressure off and nothing to lose. The qualification chance went yesterday.

We have overtaken the Italians but are still well behind France (17), GB (13) and Belgium (11) - all still on their overnight scores and with 2 to jump
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French third line rider up next.

We need him to have at least a 12 to have any hope of catching them.

If that doesn't happen then we need the GB or Belgians third riders to have 16 or more.

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Edit- France one down so they are on 21 now and cant be worse than 25 so we cant catch them.
Edit GB one down also so cant catch them either
Edit Belgium 1 time fault

Good Night!

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Same story every year with the ShowJumpers

They don't perform (or don't turn up) when it matters for Olympic qualification.
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