Singapore's goal defender Aqilah Andin in possession during the opening netball match of the Mission Foods Nations Cup at the OCBC Arena yesterday. World No. 19 Singapore lost 53-54 to 22nd-ranked Ireland, after the latter fought back from a third-quarter 36-43 deficit to stun the hosts. Singapore next face No. 30 Swaziland today. In other matches yesterday, Malaysia (20th) were shocked 35-69 by the Cook Islands (unranked) while Swaziland beat Hong Kong (24th) 48-36. The six-team tournament ends on Saturday.