McBride back for both sessions after wrist injury

McBride back for both sessions after wrist injury
 Paul McBride (Ireland) on the 18th green during Day 2 Foursomes of the Home Internationals at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, England. 17/08/2017. Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey

Paul McBride (Ireland) on the 18th green during Day 2 Foursomes of the Home Internationals at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, England. 17/08/2017. Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey

The Island's Paul McBride will be fully recovered from a wrist injury and is expected to tee it up for Ireland in foursomes and singles on the second day of the Home Internationals at Moortown.

The Wake Forest star partnered Conor O'Rourke to a 4 and 3 foursomes win over Jack Davidson and Tom Williams as Ireland beat Wales 9-6 on the opening day but sat out the singles.

Ireland lost the foursomes session 3-2 with Alex Gleeson and  Rowan Lester the only other winners.

But despite losing McBride for the singles, Ireland won the session 7-3 and face Scotland today with their hope intact of claiming the Raymond Trophy for an unprecedented fourth year running.

 Peter O'Keeffe and Robin Dawson (Ireland) on the 4th tee during Day 2 Foursomes of the Home Internationals at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, England. 17/08/2017 Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey

Peter O'Keeffe and Robin Dawson (Ireland) on the 4th tee during Day 2 Foursomes of the Home Internationals at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, England. 17/08/2017 Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey

While O'Rourke lost at No 1 to Davidson and John Ross Galbraith lost by two holes to Ben Chamberlain, singles wins for Lester, Gleeson, Robin Dawson, Caolan Rafferty, Colin Fairweather and Colm Campbell and halved matches for Peter O'Keeffe and Conor Purcell.

England beat Scotland 9-6, winning the foursomes 4-1 before sharing the singles 5-5.

McBride is expected to play in both sessions today and tomorrow.

However, the four home nations are without several of their top players due to the clash with the US Amateur Championship in Los Angeles.

The Scots are without Connor Syme and Robert MacIntyre, who got through to the last 32 at Riviera Country Club.

England lost Jack Singh Brar, Scott Gregory, Harry Ellis and Alfie Plant while Ireland and Wales are without Stuart Grehan and David Boote.