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Ireland out to restore some pride after second consecutive defeat

There was no St Patrick's Day cheer for Ireland, who crashed to their second defeat in the Men's Home International Bowls Championships at the Watson Stadium yesterday.

After pushing Scotland to the wire the previous day, beaten by only 11 shots, the Irish totally lost their way over the second half of the game against title holders England and eventually fell to a 47-shot defeat.

They didn't even have a rink win to celebrate. At least Roy McCune's boys have the chance of salvaging a bit of local pride when they face Wales in their final game this morning.

Unbeaten England and Scotland will battle for the title.

Results:

Ireland 90 England 137: (G Kelly 15 S Tolchard 18; S Coleman 14 N Brett 23; A Duncan 21 J Chestney 26; B Kane 12 R Paxton 24; I McClure 15 A Thomson 27; A Kyle 13 G Harlow 19).

Scotland 123 Wales 88: (S Anderson 22 D Harding 16; C Walker 19 D Kingdon 17; A Marshall 17 S Harris 19; D Oliver 27 D Prosser 13; I McLean 19 J Breen 12; P Foster 19 J Greenslade 11).

Today: Ireland v Wales (10am); England v Scotland (3pm).

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