Ireland's Shirley McCay gives her reaction after the 2-1 success over Malaysia

Ireland made the perfect start to the group phase of the FIH Series final at Banbridge on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Malaysia.

Bethany Barr and Katie Mullan scored as the Irish got an important three points on the board at Havelock Park.

They are due to play Czech Republic on Sunday at 3pm.

Ireland's Shirley McCay has a shot on goal against Malaysia

Ireland's Shirley McCay has a shot on goal against Malaysia