And, withStephan Shemilt's match report already available for you to read on the BBC Sport website, it's time for us to wave goodbye to the group stage as Ireland become the last of the six teams who have been eliminated at this point.
I'm sure many - if not all - fans will hope this is not their final World Cup match. It may be theIdes of March today, but if we never see Ireland (and Afghanistan) on a World Cup stage again, it would truly be the most unkindest cut of all.
Enjoy the rest of Mothering Sunday - and make sure you "bank" a couple of good nights of sleep as we'll be expecting you to join us bright and early on Wednesday morning at 03:00 GMT for the first quarter-final. Bye for now.