|June 22nd, 2013|
|21||7-8 Placement||7:30pm||IRL - FRA||6 - 4 (0 - 3)||Final|
Ireland produced an incredible second half comeback to recover from a 4-0 deficit to beat France 6-4 in one of the most exciting ties of the tournament, claiming seventh place into the bargain. The French dominated the first half with Martin Genestet netting early on before a rain delay saw the sides take shelter for five minutes. Guillaume Deront and a Lucas Sevestre penalty corner extended the margin before Simon Martin-Brisac made it 4-0 in the 37th minute.
France were flying at this stage but were stung by a volley of penalty corners from an Irish side who showed immense pride to fight back. Conor Harte and Timmy Cockram set them on their way before Chris Cargo finished off Peter Caruth’s excellent run, capping a run of three goals in five minutes.
Shane O’Donoghue roofed a drag-flick to equalise in the 56th minute and Conor Harte and Caruth closed out the win in a mad-cap closing few minutes in which two French players were sin-binned while their goalkeeper was also replaced. Kicking back Francois Scheefer made one brilliant save with his feet before the close but they could not force a result as Ireland claimed seventh, their pre-tournament ranking, with France doing likewise in eighth.
|June 22nd, 2013 at 12:39 pm||NED: The first men's classification match is underway, Ireland taking on France, its 0-0 after 3mins|
|June 22nd, 2013 at 12:54 pm||NED: France took a 1-0 lead through Martin Genestet but torrential rain has delayed the action in the 15th minute|
|June 22nd, 2013 at 1:14 pm||NED: France stretched their lead to 3-0 on the half hour with Forgues and Sevestre adding the goals|
|June 22nd, 2013 at 1:19 pm||NED: France very pleased with their efforts, outshining Ireland 3-0 at half-time in the seventh place playoff|
|June 22nd, 2013 at 1:37 pm||NED: the score has advanced to 4-2 to France now with Lockwood scoring for France then C Harte and Cockram for Ireland|
|June 22nd, 2013 at 1:50 pm||NED: Ireland now level, they have scored four goals in 15 minutes to go from 4-0 down to be 4-4 with France!|
|June 22nd, 2013 at 2:11 pm||NED: Probably the craziest game of the tournament, Ireland come back from 4-0 down to beat France 6-4 and finish seventh!|