Faithlegg's Robin Dawson and The Island's Paul McBride will carry Irish hopes into the final round after making the cut on the mark in the Portuguese Amateur Open in Lisbon.
Ulster Boys champion McBride bogeyed his last two holes to card a one over 73 in the third round at Montado Golf Club as Irish Boys champion Dawson struggled to a four over 76 to leave them tied for 36th on four over par.
They are 10 strokes adrift of leader Marcus Kinhult of Sweden, who posted a 69 to lead by a stroke on six under par from Italy's Renato Paratore.
There was no luck for Claremorris' Stephen Healy as he shot 74 to finish tied 55th on eight over 224 — four shots outside the cut mark for the top 40 and ties after rounds of 75, 75, and 74.
Stackstown's Richard Bridges (78) 227, Lucan's Richard O'Donovan (77) 228, Belvoir Park's Harry Diamond (79) 230 and Matthew Wylie (81) 241, also missed out.