Republic of Ireland v Singapore


Singapore finished off their group D fixtures with a bang, conquering the Republic of Ireland 85-9.

It was a near flawless performance from the Singaporeans as they started notching up the goals from the first whistle. They put immense pressure on the Republic of Ireland who struggled to get the ball out of their own defending third at times. Singapore went from strength to strength as the game progressed and ended the first quarter with a comfortable 23 goals to 0. 

"We were really focusing on short sharp passes and to hit the circle edge." Explains Singapore's Head Coach, Joanne Kyra Loo.

"We're now competing for 9th to 12th so hopefully we'll get 9th."

Yet Ireland's game didn't go quite to plan. They couldn't get themselves on the score board in the first quarter, but managed to redeem themselves after the break with a flurry of 5 goals. 

Head coach Rhiannon Humphreys was still pleased with the way her girls performed.

"We knew that Singapore are very athletic and springy in the court. We just tried to focus on our aims for the game." 

And as for the rest of the tournament, she explains what Republic of Ireland are hoping for.

"We're looking to gain experience and confidence and grow as a nation, so these tournaments are perfect for that."

Editorial courtesy Farah Hasan, Planet Netball

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