Report from Bill Gray:
Ireland 7 Italy 6
The Irish men’s team were up against Italy last night after the schedule of play was rearranged inthe European Senior Invitation at Greenacres Ice Rink. Although the team struggled to start with the ice but they kept themselves in the game and a count of four and a steal of one should have heralded a comfortable win but the Italians came back in the last two ends scoring three shots to make the final score a rather tight 8-7 win for the Irish.
Afterwards, skip Johnjo Kenny, returning to the team after being absent for the earlier game, said: “What is it about these teams that we can’t put them away?”
In the ladies section Marie O’Kane’s seniors ladies team went down 7-6 last night to Margita Matuskovicova from Slovakia after losing earlier in the day to Scotland’s Barbara Watt.