Men’s senior international test match
Ireland 4 (M Watt, J Bruton, T Cockram, K Shimmins) Canada 2 (G Johnson 2)
Three final quarter goals saw Ireland beat Olympic rivals Canada for the second time this week, running out 4-2 winners in Cape Town.
Johnson reasserted the lead in the third stanza before Ireland found their mojo. Jonny Bruton crashed home a rebound after an initial penalty corner shot hit the bar and, moments later, Timmy Cockram had Ireland in front for the first time with a top finish after John Jackson’s sublime assist.
Kirk Shimmins complete the win with his second international goal – and second of the week – when he reacted first when Shane O’Donoghue’s flick was parried.
Ireland meet Canada again on Thursday evening before completing their tour with two matches against Belgium over the weekend. The caribous will be in Ireland’s group at the Olympics in Rio in August later this year.
Ireland: D Fitzgerald (GK), C Harte, P Gleghorne, R Gormley, J Jackson, K Shimmins, S Cole, S O’Donoghue, K Good, M Darling, T Cockram, J Carr (GK), J Bell, M Bell, C Cargo, E Magee, M Watt, J Bruton.