Outpouring of joy on Twitter as Longford celebrates Ireland's progression to Hockey World Cup final

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Outpouring of joy on Twitter as Longford celebrates Ireland's progression to Hockey World Cup final

Ireland celebrate their semi final win over Spain in London

There was a great outpouring of joy on Twitter this afternoon as Longford celebrated Ireland's progression to the Hockey World Cup final.

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Ireland progressed to the final of the Women's Hockey World Cup, where they meet the Netherlands or Australia, following a spectacular sudden death penalty shoot out against Spain in London. 

The winning penalty came from Gillian Pinder, see above, after Ireland and Spain finished 1-1 at the end of normal time and 2-2 after their initial five penalties.

Ireland will now face either Netherlands or Australia in tomorrow's World Cup final which tips off at 4.30pm Irish time.