Limerick hockey star Roisin Upton has proudly been selected for the Women’s Hockey Team for the Tokyo Olympics
Limerick hockey star Roisin Upon selected for Olympics Womens Hockey Team
By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney
Limerick hockey star Roisin Upon has proudly been selected for the Women’s Hockey Team for the Tokyo Olympics, a great example to the young Limerick hockey players out there showing that with hard work anything is possible.
The 16 woman squad for the Olympics were selected by Team Ireland and the hockey players were selected after the Euro Hockey Championships which took place last week in the Netherlands.
Upton previously attended An Mhodh Scoil and Crescent College before studying at the University of Connecticut where she gained a BA in Psychology.
In 2019 she completed her two years Masters in Primary education in Mary Immaculate College Limerick.
As well as playing field hockey in her youth, Upton also played ladies’ Gaelic football for Mungret St. Pauls and women’s association football for Janesboro.
Team Ireland has officially selected the hockey team of 16 players and three travelling reserves who will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer!
— Irish Hockey (@irishhockey) June 21, 2021
Upton previously represented Ireland at the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup and was a prominent member of the team that won the silver medal.
She featured in all of Ireland’s games throughout the tournament, including the pool games against the United States, India and England, the quarter-final against India, the semi-final against Spain the final against the Netherlands.
In opening game against the United States, Upton provided an assist for Anna O’Flanagan and in the quarter-final against India, she was the first Ireland player to score in the penalty shoot-out.
The hockey prodigy Upton previously said when accepting the Limerick Person of the Year award for 2019 said:
“I’m so proud of my roots, to have gotten to where I am, I was lucky to part of a history-making group of women in the World Cup – I’m one of 28 on the Irish team and I’m the only one from Limerick and I carry that flag proudly and the support has just been phenomenal.”
All of us at I Love Limerick would like to congratulate Roisin on her selection for this years Olympic Games and wish her and all the team the best of luck!
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