Ireland win Division 2 European Boys title
 Kevin LeBlanc. Picture: Zdenek Sluka

Kevin LeBlanc. Picture: Zdenek Sluka

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.

Scores

 The winning Ireland team. Picture: Zdenek Sluka

The winning Ireland team. Picture: Zdenek Sluka

European Boys’ Team Championship Division2 - Flight A

At Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic 

Ireland 5.5, Slovakia 1.5

Foursomes

  1. BRADY, John/LE BLANC, Kevin bt OLES, Richard/ ČERMAN, Matej 5&3
  2. MURPHY, John/POWER, Mark bt VIDA, Sebastian/ZEMAN, Matej 5&4
     

Singles

  1. O’HARE, Hugh bt ZUŠŤÁK, Lukáš 4&2
  2. POWER, Mark lost to MACH, Pavol 2&1
  3. LE BLANC, Kevin bt OLES, Richard 6&5
  4. FAHY, Alan Halved with ČERMAN, Matej
  5. MURPHY, John bt ZEMAN, Matej 5&4