Wales Under-20s have missed out on a semi-final spot in the Junior World Championship despite beating Grand Slam champions France.
Byron Hayward's side led 6-3 at the half thanks to two penalties from Angus O'Brien with a reply from France's scrum-half Baptiste Serin.
Scrum-half Tom Williams scored the only try of the match on 53 minutes, which was converted by O'Brien.
Ireland finished top of Group B ahead of Wales, who drop into the play-offs.
Wales U20 team manager Mark Taylor said: "It was an excellent performance all round today. The boys stuck to the task and showed a huge amount of desire and commitment. We put some good defensive phases together and we took our one scoring opportunity well."
Wales: Dafydd Howells (Ospreys); Tyler Morgan (Dragons), Steffan Hughes (captain, Scarlets), Jack Dixon (Dragons), Joshua Adams (Scarlets); Angus O'Brien (Dragons), Tom Williams (Blues); Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Nicky Thomas (Ospreys), Joe Davies (Dragons), Rory Thornton (Ospreys), Olly Cracknell (RGC), Will Boyde (Carmarthen), James Benjamin (Dragons)
Replacements: Scott Otten (Ospreys), Luke Garrett (Dragons), Callum Lewis (Blues), Ben Roach (Blues), Scott Matthews (Dragons), Luc Jones (Dragons); Ethan Davies (Dragons), Harri Evans (RGC)