A brilliant 44-34 win over Canada on Friday put the Northern Ireland netball team into the finals of the 5 Nations Cup in Singapore. Posting their first win in the tournament they were unlucky to lose against Sri Lanka and Singppore earlier in the week and were beaten by Trinidad & Tobago.
photo Lisa Bowman vs Sri Lanka
photo The Northern Ireland Team
photo Singapore vs N Ireland
In the final play offs they faced Sri Lanka who had already defeated them 55-50 on Thursday but with the brilliance of the Bowman sisters Lisa and Kyla in the circle the team put on a superb display to take revenge on the Sri Lankans and win the bronze medal with 10 goals to spare 61-51 the final tally.
Denise Prue was delighted as coach and expects the experience to benefit this young squad as they resume training for the Europeans in February.
Hannah Irvine vs Sri Lanka
Hannah Irvine captain,Noleen Lennon,vice,Sonya Martin,Deborah McCarthy, Lisa McCaffrey, Lisa Bowman, Kyla Bowman, Andrea Magee, Louise McKeown, Michelle Drayne, Eimear Wright, Frances Campbell.
Singapore retained the 5 Nations trophy defeating Trinidad & Tobago in their final having won in the Cup in the inaugural tournament they hosted last year.