Senior Home Internationals: Ireland thumped 8-1 by England

Senior Home Internationals: Ireland thumped 8-1 by England
Rosslare Golf Club

Rosslare Golf Club

Ireland failed to win any of their nine matches as they were thumped 8-1 by defending champions England on day one of the Seniors Home Internationals at Rosslare Golf Club.

The team featuring two members of the team that won the European Seniors Team Championship earlier this month lost all three foursomes in the morning and could only manage two halves from the six singles through Billy Donlon and Liam Halpin.

Ireland will now play Scotland, who beat Wales 6.5-2.5 in the other match.

Seniors Home Internationals, Rosslare Golf Club

Detailed scores

England 8 Ireland 1 (England names first)


  1. I Attoe & S East beat A Morrow & H Smyth 4&2; 
  2. A Mew & M Stones beat J Mitchell & N Duke 1 hole; 
  3. I Crowther & B Hughes beat B Donlon & B O'Leary 2&1; 


  1. D Cameron beat A Morrow 3&2; 
  2. S East beat N Duke 6&5; 
  3. B Hughes beat J Mitchell 3&2; 
  4. I Attoe halved with B Donlon; 
  5. A Mew halved with L Halpin; 
  6. I Crowther beat H Smyth 3&2

Scotland 6.5 Wales 2.5 (Scotland names first)


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


  1. N Robson lost to N Grimmitt 1 hole;
  2. I Brotherson beat J Thomas 3&2;
  3. R Clark beat P Bloomfield 7&5;
  4. D Hamilton lost to C Jones 2&1;
  5. L Balir beat P Sutton 2 holes;
  6. J Fraser beat A Williams 6&5

Wednesday 27 September

Please note that due to severe weather forecasts – and by captains’ agreement – the singles will be played tomorrow morning with the foursomes scheduled for the afternoon.

Scotland v Ireland (Scotland names first)

0730 - matches at 8-minute intervals


  1. N Robson v A Morrow;
  2. R Clark v L Halpin;
  3. R Smith v J Mitchell;
  4. D Hamilton v B Donlon;
  5. I Brotherson v B O’Leary;
  6. J Fraser v H Smyth

England v Wales (England names first)

0800 – matches at 8-minute intervals


  1. D Cameron v N Grimmitt
  2. S East v N Evans;
  3. B Hughes v A Williams;
  4. M Stones v C Jones;
  5. I Attoe v P Sutton;
  6. I Crowther v J Thomas