Sean Dancer's side face matches tomorrow and Saturday
Ireland must overcome first England and then Italy if they're to secure World Cup qualification this week.
Sean Dancer's side face matches tomorrow and Saturday following yesterday’s EuroHockey Championships draw with Spain.
England are ranked sixth in the world and missed out on a semi-final spot following a 1-1 draw with Belgium last night.
While the Italians lost each of their pool matches 4-nil.