Ireland lost the second of their two preparatory matches against Spain following yesterday’s draw in Terassa
The hosts started the game looking to make a point and restore some pride scoring in only the fifth minute of play, when Ireland’s defence were left stranded from a quick free which Comerma latched onto to fired past Mary Goode.
Spain opened the second phase of the game at a high tempo and it took Ireland a few minutes to adjust and find their feet once again. Once they did, they found themselves with a number of opportunities to find the equaliser with some excellent build-up work from Quinn and McKean. Three penalty corners also just missed a finishing touch.
Spain held firm and the final nail in the coffin came ten minutes from end when another quick free found its way across the circle to an attacker to fire home from close-range.
Despite the loss today, Ireland were pleased with the progress on this tour; a draw and loss against the world number eights with Coach Muller saying “We conceded goal off organisational errors, both matches have been very close and we have improved over the past two months playing against higher ranked opponents.”