Ireland face holders England in Senior Home Internationals at Rosslare
 Hugh Smyth (Mourne) bunkered at the 18th green during the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship at County Tipperary Golf Club (19/05/2017). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Hugh Smyth (Mourne) bunkered at the 18th green during the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship at County Tipperary Golf Club (19/05/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Ireland begin their bid to regain the Senior Home Internationals from England when they face the holders on the opening day of hostilities at Rosslare today.

Portmarnock's Adrian Morrow and Mourne's Hugh Smyth will lead off for the home side in the foursomes against Ian Attoe and Stephen East with Tramore's John Mitchell and Killiney's Nigel Duke facing Alan Mew and Mark Stones.

Birr's Billy Donlon and Greystones' Barry O'Leary take on Ian Crowther and Bryan Hughes in the final match before the Sean O'Leary's charges do battle in the six singles in the afternoon.

Morrow and Mitchell were part of the side that won the European Seniors Team Championship in Sweden recently with Donlon, O’Leary and Westport's Liam Halpin retained from last year’s side 

Seniors Home Internationals at Rosslare Golf Club

Live scoring
 
Tuesday 26 September

Foursomes

0730 England v Ireland (England names first)

  1. I Attoe & S East v A Morrow & H Smyth; 
  2. A Mew & M Stones v J Mitchell & N Duke; 
  3. I Crowther & B Hughes v B Donlon & B O'Leary
  4. 0800 Wales v Scotland (Wales names first)

0800 Wales v Scotland

  1. P Bloomfield & N Evans v J Fraser & I Brotherston; 
  2. N Grimmitt & P Sutton v N Robson & R Smith; 
  3. C James & A Williams v L Blair & R Clark

Singles commence 12.30pm – players not selected until Tuesday morning.