Ireland dominated a well fancied Indian team from the outset. Dictating the tempo, a well drilled and confident team performance and Ireland were looking good. India were however, dangerous on the break and Philip Doyle in the Irish goal remained vigilant with another stellar performance.
Ireland made the breakthrough midway through the half with a fine string strike from Anto Dillon and from this point on stood out as the winners. They took the sting out of the game with long periods of possession bringing the Indian keeper into play with a string of spectacular saves.
Dillon Sheehan made it two goals before the half time whistle with what is being referred to as the goal of the game, dummying the keeper before chipping in from a tight angle.
The second half saw more of the same as Ireland defended capably to see the hatch through to sit comfortably on 12 points and a finishing score of Ireland 2 - 0 India.
They had a great start dominating possession in what started off as a very slow yet trying game where both Nikita Farrelly and Louise Murphy had great shots saved by the Welsh keeper.
Wales opened the score board with a quick and unexpected goal but then Nikita Farrelly, fast on their tales, put one in the Welsh net to level the score to 1 - 1.
Melanie Dennis blazingly saved a great ball from Wales but was unfortunately caught by the next one from the Welsh side who advanced 2 -1.
Vanessa Lynch magnificently secured another goal drawing once again with Wales bringing it to 2 -2, but it wasn't long before Nikita Farrelly went on a vivacious scoring spree with a spectacular hat-trick in quick succession resulting in a 5 - 2 score board in Ireland's favour.
There was unbelievable 1,2 action from Lindsey Byrne and Sharon Tansey making them a duo to be reckoned with by the Welsh and their double act led to Tansey getting another one in the back on the net bringing the score to a mighty 6 -2.
Tara McNeill came on late in the game but made her entrance in style with a beaut of a goal resulting in a final score of Ireland 7 - 2 Wales.
After a long and successful day, both teams are ecstatic with the results but preparing for another gruesome day tomorrow with another two trying games each.
10:40am |Pitch 1|
Ireland v France (men)
12pm |Pitch 1|
Ireland v Mexico (women)
2:40pm |Pitch 2|
Ireland v Russia (friendly) (mens)
4pm |Pitch 1|
Ireland v Netherlands (womens)
Don't forget, all games on pitch one are streamed live so stay tuned and see Ireland's progress as they continue on their quest.