Ireland women’s hopes of qualifying for next year's Rugby World Cup took a major hit yesterday.
Adam Griggs side suffered a shock 8-7 qualifier defeat to Spain in Parma.
Ballinsloe and Connacht Rugby’s Beibhinn Parsons with the try for the girls in green.
Only the top team in the group will qualify directly for next year's competition in New Zealand.
Ireland take on Italy on Sunday, after the Azzurri beat Scotland yesterday.