Irish dash England’s Euro title hopes

first_img5 Sep 2014 Irish dash England’s Euro title hopes England’s hopes of regaining the European Senior Men’s Team Championships title they last held in 2010 were dashed when they went down 3-2 to defending champions Ireland in the semi-finals at Sierra Golf Club in Poland. Now Richard Palmer’s new-look team must beat Scotland tomorrow (Saturday) to secure the third place bronze medals for the third successive year. When Alan Mew and Tony McLure (Image © Leaderboard Photography) won the morning foursomes at the 19th, beating Tom Cleary and Michael Quirke, England’s hopes were high. But with Stephen East losing 3 and 2 to Adrian Morrow and Richard Latham being beaten 4 and 3 by Arthur Pierse, the balance swung to the Irish. Although Clive Jones gave England hope with a 4 and 2 win over John Mitchell, Maurice Kelly sealed England’s fate when he edged home by 1 hole against Andrew Stracey. Ireland will now meet 2011 and 2012 champions Sweden, who beat the Scots 3½ – 1½ in the other semi-final, for the European crown.last_img

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