Ireland's women are beaten 3-1 by USA in the first of their three-match series in Spooky Nook.
Great Britain and England Hockey have a new three-man captaincy structure after Barry Middleton's decision to step aside.
Hannah Macleod, part of Great Britain's Olympic gold medal winning squad in Rio, retires from international hockey.
Ireland will face three-times Olympic champions Pakistan in a three-match series at Lisnagarvey early next month.
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Belfast Harlequins avoid dropping out of the Irish Hockey League by beating Lurgan 3-1 in the promotion-relegation play-off.