Ireland’s men also face the host nation in the semi final of Division 2.
|Time:||Fri 03/05/2013 18:00|
|Draw:||Men – Division 2 – 1-8|
|Order||Event||Netherlands M[NED]||–||[IRL] Ireland M||Score||Points||Duration|
|11-3 9-11 11-3 11-6||0-0||1:02|
|11-8 11-4 11-2||1-0||0:29|
|11-3 0-0 Retired||0-0||0:08|
|8-11 11-4 11-8 0-0 Retired||0-0||0:43|
Derek Ryan went down in the first match after his exploits last night, 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 in 29 min. Just too much for the 42 yrs veteran.
Gaskin goes down in the 1st 3-11, Gaskin ties his match 1-1 (11-9), Richardson v Penders in the 3rd tie as Gaskin goes down in the 3rd set 3-11. Richardson takes the first 11-8 while Gaskin battles on at 3-4 in a very fast and physical game. Gaskin goes down in the 4th 6-11, Holland are now 2 matches up, Richardson drops 2nd 4-11… Ireland are under immense pressure!!
Richardson loses the 3rd and Ireland’s men are beaten by the Dutch as they can’t win on countback. They lads played well against a good team.
So it is Waleson Saturday afternoon for 11th place tomorrow.
Ireland’s women go into today’s semi final full of confidence after beating France yesterday who lost a close semi to England this morning 2-1.
Ireland W[IRL] – [NED] Netherlands W
|Time:||Fri 03/05/2013 16:00|
|Draw:||Women – Division 1 – 1-4|
|Order||Event||Ireland W[IRL]||–||[NED] Netherlands W||Score||Points||Duration|
|8-11 11-9 5-11 5-11||0-1||0:45|
|11-6 11-8 11-4||1-0||0:27|
|11-8 11-4 6-11 9-11 11-9||1-0||0:49|
Aisling is 2-0 up, 11-6, 11-8 and 7-4 in the third, great start by Ireland. Now 9-4. Won it 11-4, superb squash from Aisling, setting down the marker!! Next up Madeline, Natalie Grinham, world no. 10, 1 place higher than Madeline so a great match in prospect!!
Madeline lost the 1st set 8-11 having go stroke for stroke to 8all, but then lost 3 pts in a row. now 3-2 to Grinham, 3-3,4-3 to Grinham, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6, Perry coming back! 8 all! Perry 9-8 up. 10-9 game ball to Perry. Game to Perry 11-9 in 23 min. 1-1 in the match, what a match. 3rd game ran away from Madeline after her effort in the 2nd lost it 11-5.
2-1 in sets to Grinham. 4th set Perry down 1-2, 1-4 down, 1-6, looking bad for Madeline. Come on Madeline, dig in!! 3-7, 5-9, match ball to Grinham. Match to Grinham 11-5 in the 4th.
All down to Galway’s Laura Mylotte!!
Laura won the first 2 games 11-8 and 11-4 but lost the next two 6-11, 9-11. Cracker of a game from Laura winning 11-9 in the 5th so Ireland win 2-1 and are in the final vs England tomorrow afternoon.
The match lasted 49 minutes and was the first win for Laura in this championship and what a time to do it!!!
So for a second year in a row Ireland’s women’s team are in a European team Championship final vs as usual England. A tough prospect but one the team will look forward to and who knows?!!!
Good Luck! Aisling, Ciara, Laura and Madeline, their manager Anne Costello, and coachs Hadrian Stiff & Paul Bell.
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