Fergal O'Brien said the Irish team had performed well to get to the quarter-finals but had been expecting more. "I'm disappointed but they played better," admitted O'Brien. "We were here to win it and to go out in the quarter-finals is three frames too early.
"My form wasn't there but you have to give us credit for the desire, application, patience and discipline we've shown. Other teams in our sort of form wouldn't have got this far."
So according to Fergal, edging out Pakistan,Egypt,and Germany constitutes a success for The Irish Republic in his mind. Has he been on The Guiness already? Maybe Magners? Irish Whiskey perhaps?
Remember, they actually lost to Pakistan!!!