Ireland coach Sean Dancer hopes his charges will fully embrace his attacking philosophy when they face Canada in their two-legged Olympic qualifier in Dublin this weekend.

Ireland, who secured home advantage by virtue of their higher world ranking, face the Canucks in Energia Park in Donnybrook at 7pm on Saturday and 7.10pm on Sunday.

Both matches will be broadcast live on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player. 

"It's been an interesting period since the end of Europeans," said Dancer, who saw his side just miss out on a Euro semi-final place in August.

 "We’ve certainly been working hard. Everything hasn’t quite gone our way with a few things here and there.

"The key thing for us is we play our style of game. Since I’ve taken over, I’ve tried to instil a more attacking style of play and I just hope the girls really embrace that and take their opportunities and that they see it as a good challenge.

"We certainly know Canada are going to be aggressive and play hard. We’re really looking forward to these games coming up and the main thing now is that we just get started and get into it."

The match will provide Shirley McCay with yet another landmark in her storied career.  

McCay, who made her Ireland debut in 2007, will make her 300th Ireland appearance, extending her record as Ireland's most capped female sports star.

Watch live coverage of the Ireland v Canada Olympic qualifiers from Energia Park on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player from 6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.