Boys in green secure their spot in power pools

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Aidan Kelly watched group D play out yesterday, where Ireland faced a tough job against strong German and Finnish sides to reach the power pools. Here’s what happened.

As the tournament hits full swing, the initial group games have finished up and shown us the meat of the competition in the form of power pool play. Pool D saw three Europeans in the form of Germany, Ireland and Finland alongside the unknown competitive entity of Egypt. On day one, Ireland made light work of the Egyptians while Finland took their game with Germany all the way in a tight game that finished 15-13 to the Germans. This set up an interesting second day where questions were raised of not only whether Ireland could topple Germany but if they would even beat Finland in the battle for contention.

Soaring throws from the Ladies Down Under

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Julia Dunn will be covering games and finding stories in the Women’s and Women’s Masters divisions. Here’s her first recap for the ShowGame.

The first round of games for the Women’s Masters division started off with a nail biter between the talented Australian and Finnish Women’s Masters teams. Both teams, at the top of pool B, were barely fazed by the windy conditions. The game showcased beautiful hucks, and the teams played a tight and spirited game until the very end.