All in all, that was a pretty decent weekend for Irish sports. Shane Duffy scored late for Ireland to grab a point away to the Danish while our darts team reached the World Cup final, beating England on the way.
Ireland were out for revenge after the Denmark teams demolition of us in Dublin. It looked like heartbreak for the Irish team when Pierre Emile Holjberg gave the Danish the lead with 15 minutes to go. Up step the giant of our backline Shane Duffy. The Derry man headed home a brilliant cross from Alan Judge to give Ireland what has to be considered an impressive draw in Copenhagen.
The Danish were arrogant before the game and they paid the price. Mathias Jorgenson’s claim that all Denmark had to worry about was Shane Duffy from set pieces. Well all we can say is well done for calling it Mathias!!! 😉 😉
Elsewhere the Ireland Darts team of William O’Connor and Steve Lennon shocked everyone by beating England and reaching the World Cup Final of Darts. The pair lost out to Scotland in the final but in reality had already exceeded expectations. Not only did they beat the favourites for the competition in England but also Michael van Gerwans the Netherlands.
That wasn’t the only good story for Irish sport over the weekend as the Irish under 21’s reached the semi-finals of the Toulon tournament after beating Bahrain by a goal to nil. The Irish had already thumped China 4-1 and drew 0-0 with Mexico. Stephen Kenny’s side will face Brazil in the next round.
The Irish dominance of the sporting world ( 😉 ;)) didn’t stop there either with Rory McIlroy winning the Canadian Open finishing with 22 under par. Fellow Irishman Shane Lowry finished second. God, we’re great aren’t we?
The Women’s World Cup is well underway with England overcoming Scotland by 2 goals to 1. Elsewhere Brazil beat Jamaica, Italy beat the Aussies, Norway beat Nigeria 3-0, Spain beat South Africa. Germany narrowly edged out China and France thumped South Korea 4-0.