London 2012: GB women's hockey team beat Ireland

Great Britain finished a frustrating final pre-Olympic tournament by beating Ireland 3-0 in the London Cup.

Leicester forward Hannah McLeod, who turned 28 on Saturday, scored twice in the first half.

Emily Maguire of Reading added a third from a penalty corner after half-time as Britain won the play-off for fifth place in Chiswick.

GB's London Cup results

  • Group stage: v South Africa, lost 1-3
  • Group stage: v Germany, lost 1-2
  • Fifth-place play-off: v Ireland, won 3-0

The Netherlands beat Australia 4-1 in the final, with captain Maartje Paumen getting two of the goals.

In the third place play-off, Janine Beermann scored twice as Germany defeated South Africa 6-2.

Britain had earlier missed out on a place in the semi-finals after losing to South Africa and Germany.

Danny Kerry's squad will have a week off before returning to training ahead of the Olympic tournament, which starts on 29 July.