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Irish men lose in Valencia

Updated: Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 09:47

No joy for the Irish in Spain
No joy for the Irish in Spain

Ireland went down 1-0 against Spain in Valencia as they continue their preparations for the men's hockey Olympic qualifying event in UCD next month.

After an even first half, Spain came out the stronger side after the break with more circle penetrations and penalty corners.

In the 52nd minute this paid dividends when Pau Quemada scored from a penalty corner. In the 69th minute Pol Amat wrapped it up for Spain scoring from close in.