IRELAND 3 FRANCE 7
Ireland missed out on the medal games at the European C Division 2019, in fifth place on a five win, four loss record.
The team – James Russell, Arran Cameron, Steve Callan and Eoin McCrossan – missed out on the play-off stage by one place and were unfortunate to meet the strongest team, France, in the last game, which they needed to win.
The men never really threatened the French, who went through the round-robin stage undefeated and now play Bulgaria for the gold tomorrow.
Well done to the team and coach who have left it all on the ice for Ireland this week.