Sunday 9th September: Ireland’s men wrapped up their first foray into the World League today in their closing match with a convincing 8-0 win over Sweden. Ireland who remained unbeaten this weekend with solid win’s over hosts Wales and Austria will now progress to World League 2 taking place early in 2013 (details TBC).
Although the Swedes had the first real chance in the form of an early penalty corner the Irish defence read it well and defended cleanly. Just three minutes later Ireland capitalised from a defensive error and Timmy Cockram raced forward to score Ireland’s opener. Six minutes later Ireland secured another from a penalty corner which marksman John Jermyn converted adding to his already impressive tally. Two minutes on and Ireland made it 3-0 when Jermyn stepped up to convert a penalty stroke giving the boys in green a healthy lead at half time. Continue reading →