After 10 successive wins in their previous world championship the team had to suffer their first loss sometime.
This morning they managed that in style! A slow start saw the team 3 down after 2 ends and the only retaliation was a single at the 3rd. Chasing the game a 5 was then lost. The next 2 ends were played out with Ireland scoring singles in both before offering handshakes to the impressive Swedes,who were bronze medallists in 2012 in Tårnby.
Game 2 is tonight v Netherlands and a positive reaction is required to get the show started.