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Northern Ireland win Europe Netball Open title at NSC

Northern Ireland won the Division 1 title (picture courtesy of Netball Europe)

Isle of Man finishes fourth following defeat in bronze medal match

Northern Ireland were crowned champions at this year's Europe Netball Open event, held at the NSC in Douglas.

A closely-contested 60-58 win over the United Arab Emirates handed the Northern Irish side the 1st Division title, while in the third-place playoff the Republic of Ireland beat the Isle of Man 51-41.

In Division 2, Gibraltar took the honours, defeating France 46-30, while Malta secured a narrow 43-41 win over Switzerland.

The players of the tournament were Alana Farrell-Morton from UAE in Division 1 and Tatum Maher of France in Division 2.

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