YOG Singapore 2010
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Ireland lost 3-0 to Argentina in their third game in the Youth Olympic Tournament in Singapore. Whilst Argentina were technically superior , the Irish girls constantly gave away possession,especially in the first half, and contributed to their own downfall.
Laura Casey produced an excellent performance to lift Europe 2 into fourth place at the Triathlon team relay event this morning. Eleven teams representing the each Olympic continent competed in this new event. It would have been bronze but for a puncture on the second leg with Obozil having to stop and repair.
John Morrissey lost his Youth Olympic quarter final tennis match to world number one Bhambra of India 6-4, 6-4.
Mark English qualified from heat two of the boys 1000m at the Bishan Athletics Stadium this morning . English's heat was the fastest of the two qualification heats with Mohamed Geleto from Ethiopia winning in a time of 2:24:40 . English was 6th fastest overall with a time of 2:25:39.
Ireland started very nervously and allowed New Zealand to run at them and dominate. New Zealand converted one of five penalty corners in the first ten minutes. The introduction of Chloe Brown added a confidence and vitality to the team.
Denise Walsh finished 6th in her semi final and subsequently qualified for the B final on the 18th August, which guarantees her a top twelve finish. Walsh has been receiving treatment for an ear infection but will hopefully recover to put in strong performance in this first ever Youth Olympic rowing event.
John Morrissey produced the performance of his life to defeat the number four seed Duilio Beretta 6-2, 7-6 (7-3 tie break) at the Kallang Tennis Centre, Singapore.
The Irish Embassy hosted a reception for members of the Irish Youth Olympic Team and their families at the Ambassadors residence in Singapore, hosted by Chargee d'affaires Catherine Bannon.