The Irish were away at Stepford Playing Parks this past weekend against an impressive Cambuslang side.
What was to transpire was one of the strangest games of football anyone watching would have seen.
Recent signing Jacob Sayers gave the Irish an early lead when Gerry Hughes played him through. The youngster rounding the keeper before calmly slotting the ball home. 0-1.
GIFC almost went further ahead when Sayers had his shot from a tight angle cleared off the line.
Cambuslang drew level when sloppy play in midfield was punished and keeper Nelson was beaten when offered no protection from his defence. 1-1.
After being on top for the majority of the first half GIFC then imploded in the opening 10 mins of the second.
Cambuslang were to score 5 goals with no reply in a ten minute spell which seen the Irish collapse. A lack of confidence and no responsibility being taken surely contributory factors. 6-1.
Cairns, Paterson, Gordon, Hogan and Campbell were introduced to the field and the Irish responded immediately when Ross Campbell hit one into the corner from the edge of the box. 6-2.
The Irish continued to press and were caught on the break twice resulting in clinical finishing from Cambuslang. 8-2.
GIFC rolled their sleeves up and fought on. Connor Jack reduced the deficit when he finished brilliantly after being played in by Ross Campbell. 8-3.
Campbell was in for some rough treatment from the home team and his being brought down on the edge of the area resulted in Connor Jack firing the free kick into the top corner for the goal of the game. 8-4.
Mark Paterson then finished of the days scoring after charging down the Camby keeper and showing superb composure to finish well. 8-5.
The full time whistle coming a little too soon for an Irish side that finished the game so well. Well done to Cambuslang who scored every chance they had given one or two misses. The ruthlessness of their finishing providing a harsh lesson for the Irish.
GIFC manager Mulgrew admitted after the game he had picked the wrong team and takes full responsibility for this weeks result.
A great end to a very entertaining game.
Man of the match for GIFC Ross Campbell.