Ireland draw with Germany to set up Dutch duel

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David Shiel: Photo credit Niall O'Shea

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Ireland once again produced a strong afternoon singles session to snatch a draw match with Germany on day two of the Men’s Octagonal Matches in Costa Ballena, Spain.

The Boys in Green trailed the Germans 2-1 after the morning foursomes session but fought back to claim a 4.5-4.5 draw, meaning they tee up a showdown with the Netherlands as they look to book a spot in the Championship match on Saturday.

Sean Keeling produced a strong finish akin to his Junior Ryder Cup fightback in Rome to come from four down with four to play and snatch a crucial half point.


Douglas star Jack Murphy eased to a 2&1 win in his singles tie having turned 3UP while Jack Hearn finished strongly to chisel out a 3&1 win.

Enniscrone’s David Shiel produced a fine display of front running, leading from the second hole until the closed out a 3&2 win.

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