The second half saw the momentum swing towards the French as they started to force mistakes from a tiring Irish side. With one eye on Fridays vital semi final Irish Coach Stuart McLindon looked to his bench to see the game out. A great effort from the players, who were no doubt buoyed by the wonderful support in the stands, was not enough to stop the now rampant French who carried on to win by 58-42.
Tomorrow Ireland face Switzerland in the semi final crunch match that will see the winner guaranteed a place in the European A finals in Finland this coming September.
For a great round up review of all the action on day 3 of competition checkout the following blog http://www.iwrf.com/index.php?page=iwrf_news&id=400
The schedule of games for the Knockout Stages is as follows:
Friday 17 April Cross Over Games
Game.4 (Semi-Final) 15.00 (14.00 Irish Time) Ireland v Switzerland LIVESTREAM
Saturday 18 April Final Placing Games
All games will be broadcast live on the Internet at the following link: IWRF ECWR Division B Championships Livestream. For up to date results and more information on other games and on the overall European Championships visit http://www.ecwrb.com. For all the latest updates on the Irish Teams progress check us out on www.IrishWheelchairRugby.com or at www.facebook.com/IrishWheelchairRugby.
For Further Information contact Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team Manager Stuart McLindon on firstname.lastname@example.org.