Boys to fight Sweden for European bronze
Tom McKibbin. Picture: Darren Carroll

Tom McKibbin. Picture: Darren Carroll

Ireland's bid for a first win in the European Boys Team Championship for 21 years ended in disappointment in France.

They fell 5-2 to Germany in the semi-finals at Golf de Chantilly and now face Sweden for the bronze as the Germans take on the hosts.

Ireland's men beat Germany 3-2 in Sweden and face Wales for fifth place as the hosts take on 12-time winners England for the title.

Sweden face Spain for the women's crown in Sardinia where Ireland lost 1.5-3.5 to Scotland and now take on Denmark for seventh place.

The Irish Girls' team lost 1-4 to Switzerland and now meet Wales for 11th place at El Saler, where hosts Spain face Denmark in the final.

European Amateur Team Championship - Flight A

Detailed scores

Semi-finals: Denmark 1, Sweden 6; Scotland 3, England 4. 5th-6th semis, Ireland 3, Germany 2 (Foursomes, R Mullarney & T McLarnon WO M Schmid & A Herrmann. Singles, C Purcell bt J De Bruyn 3&2, M Power bt M Herrmann 20th, C Rafferty lost to M Hirmer 3&2, J Sugrue lost to M Hammer 3&2); Spain 1.5, Wales 3.5. Final, Swe v Eng; 3rd-4th, Den v Sco; 5th-6th, Ire v Wal; 7th-8th, Ger v Esp.

European Boys' Team Championship - Flight A, Golf de Chantilly, France

Detailed scores

Semi-finals: France 6, Sweden 1; Ireland 2, Germany 5 (Foursomes, T McKibbin & L O'Neill bt F Schott & P Katich 6&4, A Marshall & J McCabe, lost to J Baumgartner & L Schiergen 5&4. Singles, McKibbin lost to Schott 3&2, Marshall lost to T Christensen 2&1, O'Neill halved with Katich, McCabe lost to Baumgartner 6&5, Byrne halved with Schiergen). Final, Fra v Ger. 3rd-4th, Ire v Swe; 5th-6th, Esp v Eng; 7th-8th, Sui v Ita

European Ladies' Team Championship - Flight A, Is Molas Golf Club; Italy

Detailed scores

Semi-finals: Italy 3, Spain 4; Germany 1, Sweden 6. 5th-6th: Ireland 1.5, Scotland 3.5 (Foursomes, L Walsh & S Burke bt E Briggs & P Brown 6&5; Singles, J McCarthy lost to H MacGarvie W/O, A Wilson lost to H Darling 1h; P Grant, lost to S McWilliam 2h, J Ross halved with C Goadby); Denmark 1.5, England 3.5. Final, Esp v Swe; 3rd-4th, Ita v Ger; 5th-6th Sco v Eng; 7th-8th, Ire v Den.

European Girls' Team Championship - Flight B, Parador de El Saler; Spain

Detailed scores

Semifinals: France 3, Wales 2; Ireland 1, Switzerland 4 (Foursomes, K Lanigan & N Joyce-Moreno lost to C Sturdza & V Monod 7&6. Singles, A Foster lost to Y Berger 5&4, S Byrne lost to G Lee 7&6, A Donegan lost to E Moosmann 5&4, B Coulter bt L Huerlimann 7&6). 9th-10th, Fra v Sui; 11th-12th, Wal v Ire; 13th-14th, Bel v Nor. Flight A semi-finals. Italy 3, Spain 4; Denmark 4, Germany 3. Final, Esp v Den; 3rd-4th, Ita v Ger; 5th-6th, Ned v Cze; 7th-8th, Eng v Swe.