Ireland were already guaranteed promotion make to Division One by winning their semi-final but they finished the job on Saturday, beating Slovakia 5.5-1.5 in the final of the European Boys’ Team Championship Division 2 in the Czech Republic.
The foursomes pairings of Joh Brady and Kevin LeBlanc and John Murphy and Mark Power both win comfortably before singles wins Hugh O’Hara, LeBlanc and Murphy and a half for John Fahy completed a comprehensive win.
Iceland beat Switzerland 6-1 to finish third.
European Boys’ Team Championship Division2 - Flight A
At Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Ireland 5.5, Slovakia 1.5
- BRADY, John/LE BLANC, Kevin bt OLES, Richard/ ČERMAN, Matej 5&3
- MURPHY, John/POWER, Mark bt VIDA, Sebastian/ZEMAN, Matej 5&4
- O’HARE, Hugh bt ZUŠŤÁK, Lukáš 4&2
- POWER, Mark lost to MACH, Pavol 2&1
- LE BLANC, Kevin bt OLES, Richard 6&5
- FAHY, Alan Halved with ČERMAN, Matej
- MURPHY, John bt ZEMAN, Matej 5&4