After a great tournament Irelands Captain, Alan Lynch, receives best in class for the 1.0 classification group. Alan has been a key player for the Irish throughout this tournament and instrumental in leading the team to reaching their objective of automatic qualification for the 2011 European Championships, with a 10th Place finish. Al has shown great skills as a 1.0, the best in class was well deserved. Well done Al......
2009 Europeans Day 6
Ireland faced off with old rivals Czech Republic to battle out for a place in the 9th - 10th Place Play Offs and automatic qualification for the 2011 European Championships. Ireland put in a strong performance in the fnal game of the 2009 European Championships against Denmark this morning. Having already achieved their objectives of finishing in the top 10 Ireland went into this game in positive spirits.
2009 Europeans Day 5
Ireland met their match against a strong Austrian side. Ireland had another early start against the Austrians. The starting line up of Alan Lynch (Captain), Stephen Aylmer (Vice Captain), Garrett Culliton and Ronan O'Keeffe, had a good start finishing the first quarter just two goals down but were unable to turn the Austrians over.
2009 Europeans Day 5
Ireland faced off with old rivals, Czech Republic, to battle it out for a place in the 9th - 10th Place Play Offs and automatic qualification for the 2011 European Championships. The team was confident going into the game having beaten the Czechs twice this year already in the qualifiers in Dublin in early February.
Ireland faced the big hitting Swedes in their third game in the build up to the Netherlands. Ireland took a bit of battering against the big Swedes but certainly gave it back to them when they could. The Irish put all they had on them, with some good pressing but the Swedish Team with a lot of trunk and speed on court slowly built up the lead with some fast and hard play.
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