Ireland drew 2-2 with South Africa in their opening Champions Challenge match today in Glasgow today.

South Africa opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Sulette Damon converted off a rebound.

Ireland had early chances with a penalty corner in the fourth minute but Audrey O'Flynn's drag was saved, before Megan Frazer's set-piece was denied.

Ireland started well after the restart and got on the scoresheet in the 44th minute when Gillian Pinder laid off for Anna O'Flanagan to drive into the circle and her cross was hammered home by a lunging Naomi Carroll.

South Africa were back in the lead just minutes later from a cross shot from Dirkie Chamberlain.

Audrey O'Flynn restored parity after a period of sustained Irish pressure from a drag flick.

Ireland play Spain tomorrow at 4pm.