Twelve medals for Team NI in Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Roses, having reached their first major final, claimed gold with a 52-51 victory against hosts Australia thanks to Helen Housby's last-second victor in the most epic netball match ever. "As a shooter you dream of that moment".

Ouseph lost the first game and was close to defeat in the second before storming back to win 17-21 25-23 21-9.

"In the end, we can go through the entrails of all this, but I'm chairman and the buck stops with me. It's the best day of my life", Housby said.

"It happened to fall our way that we had an intercepted pass and the rest of it's a blur". It was very tense, but I was happy to pull through.

We put a decent amount of money into sport at all levels, he says, and seeing the result of the investment is satisfying for the athletes and the taxpayer.

Team Kenya finished 14th overall and 3rd in Africa as the curtains came down on the 21st edition of the commonwealth games in Gold Coast, Australia. Their lead stretched to four at the start of the final quarter, but just as it looked like the match had swung one way, England fought back to gain parity a few minutes later. After Harten had missed, Housby claimed the rebound and netted, after she was fouled. Housby was not going to let the second opportunity slip through her grasp.

England defender Eboni Beckord-Chambers, who helped seal the Commonwealth Games win, previously moved to Australia to.

Tracey Neville, the head coach of the Roses, appropriated Sir Alex Ferguson's fabled remark after his side had won the 1999 Champions League in the dying seconds against Bayern Munich in Barcelona.

I'm reading a great book at the moment called How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, but to be honest, I haven't read it for about 10 days as I have found the secret to stopping time - the Commonwealth Games!

However, by nightfall he was on Sky News telling another former Queensland premier Campbell Newman Australia was "bigger than this".

"If they keep on with the personal bests, the Welsh records we had, there's no reason why they can't continue to compete with the best in the world in the way they have here".

The question now is what effect this victory will have on netball in England.

Northern Ireland have equalled the medal tally they achieved four years ago in Glasgow, with the best performance in a Commonwealth Games outside of the United Kingdom.

A 44 per cent increase in participation in 2017, with women young and old playing more and more, is going hand-in-hand with an expanding Superleague competition and blossoming pathways, development and Academy programmes. "For us as a group, we're trying to improve every single game".

"Netball has been part of my life since I was five".

"If I can support its development in any way that's what I want to do."
"If that gold medal gives them that getup and will to go then I've done my job".



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