Monday, September 8, 2008

Men's International: Wales 2-2 Ireland

Ireland's men let  two goal lead slip in the second of their two-match series against Wales in Cardiff to draw 2-2.

Mitch Darling netted twice, once in the first half with a reverse, and a second with 13 minutes to go, in spite of a 14 minute sin-binning for Graham Shaw.

Huw Jones pulled one back during that time before David Ames followed Shaw to the bin but Ireland weathered the storm while down to nine men.

Oliver Cooper, though, equalised with three minutes to go. Commenting on the match, manager Peter Jackson said "Overall this was a positive weekend for this young squad. They proved themselves today when the odds were against them and were unfortunate not to come away with a more positive result."

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