Late rally helps Ireland survive Scottish scare in Girls & Boys Homes

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Fionn Dobbin (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Ireland ensured they took their R&A Girls and Boys Home Internationals hopes into the final day in Dundee after a hard earned win over Scotland on day two. 

The Girls and Boys in green held a mid session surge from their hosts in the singles matches to come away with a 12-9 win. Destiny however, remains out of their hands heading into Thursday’s final day after England eased past Wales to make it two from two. 

Ireland must beat Wales on Thursday and hope that Scotland can beat England as well. 

The morning foursomes session went Ireland’s way by a scoreline of 4-3 with Rebekah Gardner and Emma Fleming emerging 4&2 winners while Gavin O’Neill and Darcy Hogg ran out 2&1 victors in the third match. 

The sides were level heading into the final matches of the session but Fionn Dobbin and Tom Cafferky and Katie Poots and Olivia Costello ensured Ireland won two of the next three matches to edge one in front entering the afternoon. 

The Scots levelled the tie after Jack Murphy was beaten for the second time on the day before a 5&4 win for Rebekah Gardner put the visitors back in front. 

Things took a turn from there and Scotland built up a head of steam winning four matches on the spin before Faithlegg’s King arrested that run with a 5&3 win. Woburn’s Roisin Scanlon and Malone’s Dobbin won their singles matches before Anna Abom of Edmonstown was beaten on 18. 

Ireland turned the tie back in their favour winning the remaining four matches for a three point victory. 

Co Sligo’s Aodhagan Brady won on 18 before Katie Poots of Knock, Roganstown’s Charlie Kelly and Belvoir’s Hogg put some gloss on proceedings. 

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