Ireland lead qualifiers in European Men's Team Championship
Conor Purcell.  Picture by  Pat Cashman

Conor Purcell. Picture by Pat Cashman

Ireland will face World Amateur Team champions Denmark in the quarter-finals of the European Amateur Team Championship in Sweden after topping the qualifiers at Ljunghusen by three strokes from England on 19-under par.

Portmarnock's Conor Purcell was second in qualifying behind Scotland’s Euan Walker on nine-under after a 68 with Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty fourth as Ireland bid for their first European title since 2008

The Boys team also made the quarter-finals at Golf de Chantilly, qualifying in sixth place to set up a quarter-final clash with England while the women's team take on leading qualifiers Italy after finishing eighth in qualifying at Is Molas in Sardinia.

But there was no luck for the Girls' team at El Saler where they finished 11th and now face Norway in the battle for ninth in Flight B.

European Amateur Team Championship, Ljunghusen (Par 72), Sweden

Detailed scores

Flight A Qualifiers: 1, Ireland 701 (2, C Purcell 67 68 135; 4, C Rafferty 69 70 139; 15, T McLarnon 72 70 142; 17, J Sugrue 70 72 142; 22, M Power 74 70 144; 31, R Mullarney 73 72 145); 2, England 704; 3, Scotland 710; 4, Sweden 714; 5, Germany 720; 6, Spain 722; 7, Wales 732; 8, Denmark 734. Quarter-finals: Ireland v Denmark.

European Boys' Team Championship, Golf de Chantilly (Par 71), France

Detailed scores

Flight A Qualifiers: 1, Spain 707; 2, Germany 708; 3, England 722; 4, Sweden 725; 5, Switzerland 729; 6, Ireland 730 (10, T McKibbin 71 70 141; 14, A Marshall 72 70 142; 40, J Byrne 77 72 149; 55, J McCabe 76 74 150; 54, M Kennedy 80 71 151; 81, L O'Neill 77 78 155); 7, Italy 731; 8, France 733. Quarter-finals: England v Ireland.

European Ladies' Team Championship, Is Molas (Par 72), Italy

Detailed scores

Flight A Qualifiers: 1, Italy 701; 2, Sweden 705; 3, Germany 716; 4, Scotland 717; 5 Spain 721; 6, Denmark 725; 7, England 726; 8, Ireland 729 (4, A Wilson 70 68 138; T26, J Ross 71 73 144; T37, L Walsh 70 75 145; T80, S Burke 75 76 151; T80, P Grant 74 77 151; T101, J McCarthy 76 80 156). Quarter-finals: Italy v Ireland.

European Girls' Team Championship, El Saler (Par 72), Spain

Detailed scores

Flight A qualifiers: 1, Italy 740; 2, Germany 743; 3, Denmark 748; 4, Spain 748; 5, England 750; 6, Czech Republic 757; 7, Sweden 757; 8, Netherlands 760. 11, Ireland 779 (T26, S Byrne 74 78 152; T39, A Foster 75 79 154; T56, B Coulter 80 78 158; T60, K Lanigan 83 76 159; T72, A Donegan 78 83 161; T83, N Joyce-Moreno 87 78 165). Flight B Quarter-finals, Ireland v Norway.