Ireland 1 Slovakia 10
A disappointing start to the 2014 European C Group for the Irish Ladies team which featured three debutants in a team playing together for the first time.
Slovakia pulled off a superb draw shot to secure the hammer in the first end. The first two ends cost the ladies dearly losing two threes to put them 6-0 down. A tap-up with the last stone however allowed the Irish ladies to take a one in the third end. Now settling into the game the ladies pulled off some good shots in the fifth with the chance of a three at one point however the last shot was thrown wide and a one was handed to the opposition ahead of the break.
The team pulled together in the sixth but by now the game was already beyond the ladies and the decision was taken to shake hands after the sixth.
Having learnt a lot from the first game the ladies now move forward to play Croatia at 12pm today.