Ireland will face Scotland in Friday’s semi-finals of the European Senior Men’s Team Championship at Pannonia Golf and Country Club in Hungary.
They beat Germany 3.5 to 1.5 with Tom Cleary and Michael Quirke getting ff to the perfect start with a 5 and 4 foursomes win over Michael Reich and Herbert Plenk.
Singles wins for Arthur Pierse and Maurice Kelly sealed overall victory as Scotland beat Spain 3-2.
In the other half of the draw, Sweden beat France 3-2 to set up a semi-final meeting with England, who defeated Norway 4-1.
European Senior Men’s Team Championship
Ireland 3.5 Germany 1.5
Tom Cleary and Michael Quirke bt Michael Reich and Herbert Plenk 5/4
Arthur Pierse bt Hans-Hubert Giesen 2/1
Maurice Kelly bt Veit Pagel 19th
Garth McGimpsey lost to Kai Flint 2/1
Adrian Morrow halved with Christoph Staadler