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Silver for IoM international netball debutants

Manx Rams impress

The 'Manx Rams' took silver at the Netball Europe Open Challenge in Gibraltar, their first international tournament playing as the Isle of Man.

The Hooded Ram-sponsored team took four points from their four matches and finished second behind the Republic of Ireland, with the United Arab Emirates taking third.

The Isle of Man beat the UAE 57-47 in their opening match.

That debut victory was followed by an amazing performance as they narrowly lost 42-43 to the Republic of Ireland, who are ranked 22nd in the world.

Their third match saw them lose to the hosts by the same scoreline.

They then thrashed bottom side Israel 80-20 in their final game, which helped them securd second place on goal difference.

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