WATCH | Roisin Upton on the scoresheet as Ireland start EuroHockey qualifiers with win

The Limerick native continued her fine form with a double in Dublin.

Ireland kicked off their Women’s EuroHockey qualifier campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Poland in the Irish Sport Campus on Thursday night.

Limerick’s Roisin Upton bagged a pair of goals after Deirdre Duke opened the scoring in the second quarter.

Ireland now move on to face the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking after the game, Upton said she is hoping to take momentum from the Poland win into the clash with the Czech’s.

After a slow start to the game, Ireland burst into life in the second quarter with Deirdre Duke flicking into the net within four minutes of the restart.

Upton then doubled their advantage, finishing a short corner to the net five minutes later.

Ireland kept their opponents at bay for the remainder of the contest and with one of the last plays of the game, Upton had her second, a repeat of the first as she slotted into the left corner with time running out.

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Ireland now move on to play the Czech Republic in their second EuroHockey qualifier on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

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Jack Neville