Hockey Ireland have confirmed that the Women's Olympic Qualifier against Canada will take place at Energia Park in Donnybrook on 2/3 November.

Sean Dancer’s women’s side will enjoy home advantage in their two-legged tie owing to their place in the world's top 10

CEO of Hockey Ireland, Jerome Pels said: "We’re excited to announce Energia Park in Donnybrook as the venue for the Women’s Olympic Qualifier matches against Canada this November. This is a huge step for the sport in Ireland to play hockey in a venue of this size.

"A lot of time and research has been dedicated to establishing whether the event could take place here.

"Similar to England Hockey’s successful use of an overlay carpet for their FIH Pro League matches at The Stoop in London earlier this year, we’re excited to bring this unique experience to Ireland.

"We’d like to thank Leinster Rugby for accommodating us in Energia Park and look forward to bringing this event to fruition."