Ireland under-19’s began their World Cup campaign with a 79-run defeat to India in Bangledesh this afternoon.
Despite the reverse, the Irish camp will take heart from what was a solid performance against a quality Indian outfit.
Donemana’s William Mc Clintock hit 58 as Ireland reached 189 in replay to the 268 that India had set in their 50 over innings.
William’s brother Gary and Coleraine’s Varun Chopra also played for Ireland today.
ICC U19 World Cup
At Dhaka, India beat Ireland by 79 runs.
India 268-9 (50 overs; S Khan 74, W Sundar 62, R Bhui 39, Z Ansari 36, R Anders 3-35, J Little 3-52)
Ireland 189 all out (49.1 overs; W McClintock 58, L Tucker 57, A Dennison 20, R Batham 3-15, A Khan 2-24, M Lomror 2-28)