Irish hockey star Anna O’Flanagan is enjoying playing a tournament on home ground in Banbridge as her team compete in the FIH Series Finals where Olympic qualification is on offer.

Ireland have played two games so far and have earned back-to-back wins. 

"It’s been amazing to play a home tournament in Banbridge," said Flanagan.

"The hockey club have done a fantastic job and it’s great to see so many green supporters and we hope that everyone comes back and supports us over the next few days."

Ireland defeated Malaysia in their opening game and then put eight goals past the Czech Republic, with Flanagan popping up for four of them.

"Against Malaysia we were a bit slow and static and today (against the Czechs) we really brought that extra tempo to the game, we were much faster and much more comfortable on the ball.

"What we have learned from the last few days is we need to bring our performance to the table and we know we can beat teams in this tournament."

Ireland face Singapore at 2pm, they currently lead Group A with six points and are well set up to progress to the semi-finals on Saturday.

"We will be looking at Singapore we will do our homework, we will also focus on ourselves and what we can bring to the game for the next few days we will be preparing for them, hopefully bring a similar performance."