By half time Ireland were up by three but it was the third quarter where Ireland showed their composure and dominance over the Kiwi's, forcing the kiwi's to turn over the ball and creating huge pressure on them to score. Ireland pushed New Zealand on every goal, and were forced to use all their time outs before the end of the third quarter. ireland went in to the final quarter with a seven goal lead and crushed through the final quarter to win by eight. A huge achievement for the Irish Team, who have never played any team outside of the European Zone.
Tomorrow is a long day, with two final pool games. First up is Brazil at 9am (Irish Time), followed by Korea at 3pm (Irish Time). Still with everything to play for Ireland will push forward to look for that elusive spot for their first World Championship qualification.
Good luck to the team against the Brazil & Korea tomorrow, we are behind you all the way. Go Ireland!!
Come on you Wheels in Green ♯COYWIG
Friday 6th April
Game.2 10.00 (09.00 Irish Time) Ireland v Brazil
Game.3 16.00 (15.00 Irish Time) Ireland v Korea
Saturday 7th April
Play Off Games Time TBC
Sunday 8th April
Placing Games Time TBC
All games will be broadcast live on the Internet at the following address: www.irishwheelchairrugby.com. For up to date results and more information on other games and on the overall European Championships visit www.wr-qualification2018.com.
For all the latest updates on the Irish Teams progress check us out on http://www.irishwheelchairrugby.com/2018-iwrf-world-qualifiers or at www.facebook.com/IrishWheelchairRugby.
For Further Information contact Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team Manager Naomi O'Reilly on firstname.lastname@example.org or +353 83 1003812