Ireland's senior men's team had to settle for silver medals after they lost out to England in the final of the European Senior Men's Team Championship at Rungsted Golf Club in Denmark.
Having staged a dramatic fightback to beat the hosts in the semi-finals, Michael Coote's charges were beaten 3.5-1.5 by England, who also won the European Senior Ladies' title in Bulgaria as Ireland took the bronze.
Karl Bornemann and Jim Carvill lost 6&5 to Ian Attoe and Alan Mew before Rich Jones beat John O'Brien 5&4 and Rupert Kellock claimed the decisive third point by beating Ballybunion's Peter Sheehan 2&1.
Richard Norton and Steven Graham halved their match while Alan Condren from Greystones added Ireland's only win with a 3&2 victory over Paul Wharton.
It was England's first win in the men's event since they completed back-to-back victories in 2010.
England also won the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship at BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas in Bulgaria.
They beat Spain 3.5-1.5 in the final thanks to a 2&1 win for Caroline Berry and Julie Wheeldon over Xonia Wunsch and Maria Trallero in the foursomes and singles victories for Paul Carver over Maria Castillo (4&3) and Aileen Greenfield over Lourdes Barbeito (3&1).
Ireland claimed the bronze with an impressive 4.5-0.5 win over Sweden.
Maria O'Reilly and Margaret McAuliffe halved with Helene Max and Anette Djup in the foursomes before Suzanne Corcoran, Alison Taylor, Laura Webb and Gertie Mullen convincingly won their singles inside the distance.