The Irish men’s hockey team will travel to the Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Argentina after raising the money to travel from various benefactors.

A lack of funds within the Irish Hockey Association meant that the team were unlikely to travel to the ranking event, which is taking place from the 24 November to the 2 December.

But now, thanks to a well-worked fundraising campaign, the team will get to compete.

Team captain Ronan Gormley said: "What has taken place over the last week is simply remarkable. On behalf of the Irish men's team, I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all those who have contributed. We have been told that we have inspired people through our performances. Right now we are truly inspired by you."

Chairman Dennis Millar said: “The Board are thrilled that through a team effort and support from the community and benefactors that the team is now partaking in the Champions Challenge. We look forward to supporting them at this upcoming ranking event.”