Silver For Ireland At The Europe Netball Open Challenge

Silver For Ireland At The Europe Netball Open Challenge

Ireland placed 2nd in Division A at the Europe Netball Open Challenge this past weekend.

Eight international teams flew to Wales to compete in the tournament from 10-14 May 2023. Ireland's Senior Squad got off to a great start with a close 46-45 win against UAE. Ireland's second match also saw the team secure a 72-25 win against Malta. Team Ireland suffered a 41-81 loss in a contested friendly against Wales Development squad (non-ranking match).

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After a 49-30 victory against Isle Of Man, Ireland climbed to the first position in their pool.

The semi-finals saw the squad face Malta again, where their 76-31 win earned them a spot in the final - Ireland would face UAE for a rematch in the fight to claim gold. Both teams gave a fantastic performance but in the end, UAE was crowned champions after a 63-54 win.

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Ireland Senior Open Squad players 2023:

Fran Duffy (C)
Sophie Murray
Erin Salako
Helen Monaghan
Erin Peters (VC)
Eve Wills
Seren Redmond
Beth Brennan
Ciara Lynch
Natalie Foster
Corey McGlynn
Eimhear O'Prey

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