Despite dominating the majority of their games Ireland paid the price for the defensive mistakes and failed to qualify for the quarter finals of the Homeless world cup.
Final group matches
Ireland 5 Bulgaria 6
Beaten 6-5 in a thrilling game against Bulgaria - a game they had every chance of winning - Ireland created the better chances and quickly went into a 2 goal lead but once again costly mistakes at the back and a lack of clinical finish up front proved fatal to their chances of taking the 3 points they so badly needed and deserved. They allowed Bulgaria back into the game and were eventually edged out by the narrowest of margins in a nail-biting finish.
Jordan Scally (3) Lar Bryan (1) Shane Lambe (1).
Ireland 5 Costa Rica 8
Once again Ireland took the lead with a well-taken goal By Jordan Scally but disastrous lapses at the back meant all the good work in attack counted for nothing. There is little doubt Ireland were in the toughest group but one can only wonder what could have been achieved had they not conceded so many soft goals.
Irish scorers Jordan Scally (3) Myles Casey(1) Shane lambe
Ireland now enter the Glyndwr Cup for teams rthat failed to make the final stages of the Homeless World Cup
They play Norway in the Quarter final at 1.40 today.