The disappointment was clear to see in the Irish camp as Sarah Woods reflected on her team’s disappointing performance in last night’s defeat to Luxembourg.
Woods said: “It was a very disappointing as we knew what they were capable of doing but the bottom line is that when you are playing a team of that class you need to turn up.”
The DCU Mercy ace forward was miffed as she was a member of the Irish side that defeated Luxembourg last year.
Woods added: “ I know people will probably laugh when I say we have the potential to beat this Luxembourg team but when you get a slow start in the opening quarter and shots don’t drop the inevitable happens.”
Claire Rockall also cut a deflated figure.
“Luxembourg basically took us out at what we are good at and scoring became very difficult for the majority of our side including yours truly.”