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Hockey hero Ayeisha McFerran hosted by Mayor in recognition of historic World Cup achievements

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Ireland hockey star Ayeisha McFerran was the guest of honour at a special Mayor’s Reception in Mid and East Antrim.

Hockey hero Ayeisha McFerran hosted by Mayor in recognition of historic World Cup achievements

The Larne native was hosted by the borough’s first citizen at an event in recognition of her outstanding performances at the World Cup.

The Ireland team finished runners-up to the Netherlands following an incredible showing at the tournament, with Ayeisha named the number one goalkeeper at the World Cup.

She was joined by friends, family and members of Larne Ladies Hockey Club at a reception in her hometown.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar, said: “The Ireland team were phenomenal at the World Cup and captivated the imagination of everybody watching them back home.

“They have cemented their place in history, raising the profile of the sport and demonstrating what can be achieved through hard work, commitment and teamwork.

“We are so proud of Ayeisha, who was nothing short of superb in goals throughout the tournament.

“It was a huge pleasure to personally congratulate her and the entire team for their inspirational achievements. They are excellent role models for women in sport and I wish them every success in the future.”

Images: Ayeisha McFerran with Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Lindsay Millar, and also with friends and family at the special reception in Larne.