Two Irish women are set to play in the 2018 Olympics in Tokyo and Paris, with the sport set to feature in the games in a host of venues including the Mall of Asia Arena.
The two Irish athletes will play in a preliminary match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with a date yet to be confirmed.
The women will compete in a men’s division, and have been named as Molly O’Connor and Clare Daly, who are the first women to represent Ireland at the games.
O’Connor, who won gold at the 2016 Games in Barcelona, is the Irish national champion.
Daly, a two-time Olympian, has represented Ireland at both the Sydney Games and Rio Olympics.
The Irishwomen are one of two Irish women from the past five years to represent the country at the Games.
The other Irishwomen to have represented Ireland are Megan Gannon, who represented Ireland in Rio and London, and Marie-Louise Coyle, who played for Ireland at Rio 2016 and London 2016.
The 2018 Olympic Games will be the first major sporting event in the United States in 20 years, and the first since a string of terrorist attacks in America in March 2018.
In the lead up to the Games, the US has put its security at the forefront of preparations.
President Donald Trump signed a national security order on Thursday aimed at reducing the threat posed by radicalisation and terrorist activity.