Ireland's U16s beat England to complete Grand Slam in Wales

Ireland's U16s beat England to complete Grand Slam in Wales
 Slieve Russell's Odhran Maguire won both his matches on the final day in Wales

Slieve Russell's Odhran Maguire won both his matches on the final day in Wales

Ireland's Under-16 Boys team beat England 6.5 to 5.5 to complete a grand slam in the Quadrangular International Boys Event in Wales.

Played at Prestatyn, Ireland beat the hosts 9-3  on day one, then beat the Netherlands 10 - 2 before completing their win with a close fought victory over England, who had also notched up two wins.

England looked to be cruising in the morning session, taking the foursomes 3-1 leaving the Irish teenagers a massive challenge in the afternoon singles.

Taking 4.5 points from the top five matches helped Ireland to edge ahead and then wins from Patrick Callaghan and Jack Egan helped to seal a one-point win over England

Josh Black and Odhran Maguire were two of Ireland's most successful players on the final day as they teamed up to take the lone point in the foursomes before going on to win their singles.

Ireland 5.5 England 4.5

Foursomes

  • MARSHALL, Aaron & O’NEILL, Luke lost to MACFIE, Callum & FREEMAN, Matthew 1 hole
  • EGAN, Jack & MACKIN, Josh lost to  LEIGH, George & PIERLEONI, Ben 4&2
  • CALLAGHAN, Patrick & DOYLE, Sean lost to GREGORY, Thomas & CLEMONS, Dominic 2&1
  • BLACK, Josh & MAGUIRE, Odhran beat DIMAYUGA, Enrique & CRADDOCK, Jake 2 Holes
     
  • Singles

  • O’NEILL, Luke bt CLEMONS, Dominic 4&3
  • MARSHALL, Aaron Halved with GREGORY, Thomas
  • MAGUIRE, Odhran bt MACFIE, Callum 5&3
  • BLACK, Josh bt FREEMAN, Matthew 1 Hole
  • DOYLE, Sean lost to PIERLEONI, Ben 3&2
  • CALLAGHAN, Patrick  bt LEIGH, George 2&1
  • EGAN, Jack bt DIMAYUGA, Enrique 4&3
  • MACKIN, Josh lost to CRADDOCK, Jake 4&2