Dublin Challenge for Hockeyroos

THE Hockeyroos campaign to play in the 2014 Champions Trophy in Argentina starts in Ireland later this month.

The Aussie women, who finished fifth in the Olympics, will contest the eight-team Champions Challenge 1 in Dublin from September 29 to October 7.

The winner of the tournament will join Argentina, England, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan in Argentina.

The Adam Commens-coached Hockeyroos will face competition from India, Belgium, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the United States and Ireland in Dublin.

Commens has selected 11 of the 16 players who played in the Olympics to get the job done.

Emily Hurtz, one of two travelling reserves for the Games, is in the squad and will be itching to prove herself after having to settle for watching from the sidelines in London.

South Australian Bianca Greenshields and Victorian's Rachael Lynch and Claire Messent return to the team, while national development squad players Jordyn Holzberger and Karri McMahon will also make the trip.

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