Ireland got their World University Games campaign off to a satisfactory start in Gwangju, South Korea when both the Men’s and Women’s sides managed to take draws for their opening group fixtures.

Rachael Doyle (Maynooth University/Peamount Utd) was a second half sub for Ireland in the Women’s Group A encounter with Chinese Taipei: Ireland 1 (C O’Riordan 20) Chinese Taipei 1 (H Pao 36); The other group result was Korea 3 Czech Rep 1.

Ireland will now take on China on Sunday and Russia on Tuesday with the top two sides qualifying for the quarter finals.