The results from day 1 for the NI team are below:
Commonwealth Games Day 1 Session 1 Results
Men’s Triples (A.McKeown, G.Kelly, I.McClure)
N.Ireland 24 Norfolk Island 10
N.Ireland 15 Wales15
Ladies Singles (S.O’Neill)
N.Ireland 14 Scotland 21
Commonwealth Games Update
Day 1 Session 2
Ladies Fours (M.Devlin, A.Rainey, C.Meneely & C.Wilson)
V Malta won 16-10
V Malaysia won 13-10
The girls have qualified for the quarter finals with 1 sectional game against Norfolk Island to be played.
Men’s Pairs (S.Barkley & M.McHugh)
V Norfolk Island lost 15-20
Commonwealth Games Day 2 Update.
It was a day of very mixed fortunes for the Northern Ireland team in Leamington Spa on day 2 of the Commonwealth Games.
Our Men’s Triples went into their final game against Fiji knowing a victory would mean they would top the group but unfortunately they fell to a disapointing 15-20 defeat and this coupled with a convincing win by Wales meant they missed out on qualification.
In the Ladies Singles Shauna O’Neill knew she had to win all her remaining group games to qualify for the quarter finals. In her first game today she overwhelmed the Falkland Islands 21-2. Her second game was against the experienced Laura Daniels of Wales. This was the match of this session but unfortunately Shana eventually lost 19-21. Shauna completes her programme of Games tomorrow against India.
The Ladies Fours completed their qualifying campaign against Norfolk Island. Both countries had already qualified and Norfolk Island secured top spot in the group with a 17-6 win. The girls were subsequently drawn against Fiji in the quarter final which will be held tomorrow afternoon.
This left the Men’s Pair of Sam Barkley and Marty McHugh. After the previous days surprising defeat against Norfolk Island they had it all to do. Their hopes of qualification hinged on defeating the main contenders in the group, Namibia and Wales. They answered all the questions beating Namibia convincingly 27-5 and then following up with a 15-12 victory over table topping Wales. They can still secure top spot in the group depending on the results of the last session tomorrow where they play Jamaica. The Quarter Finals of the Pairs are also scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.