Watch the spectacular goal that sent Ireland to the Hockey World Cup final
This is the goal that sent us there.
Before this World Cup, Ireland had never reached the semi-finals. Until today, Ireland had never reached a final.
All that has changed, thanks to another indomitable performance from the Green Machine.
Ireland's women fought through another tense penalty shootout, this time against Spain, with keeper Ayeisha McFerran again putting in an utterly tremendous performance in nets.
But the massive moment of celebration came after Gillian Pinder's sudden-death penalty. Pinder, who had gone first for Ireland, had already opened the shootout scoring — but now, with the weight of expectation on her shoulders — she delivered once more, coolly sweeping the ball to the side of the keeper and stroking it into the goal.
RTÉ have shared the magnificent moment on Twitter.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 4, 2018