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Tom Haire hails 25th success for Irish record breakers

By Staff Reporter

Ireland boss Tom Haire yesterday saluted his team after winning the 2015 Short Mat Bowls Championship at Aberdeen.

It was a record breaking 25th success for the rampaging Irish. And, just to make it a weekend to remember they will also return from Scotland today with the British pairs, triples and fours trophies.

The only sour note was the fact that Ireland lost the 'A' Series that is played in tandem with the main event.

In fact, it's the first time that they have failed to lift the trophy since it's inaugural year back in 1997. But to offset that disappointment, the Irish representatives won the singles, triples and fours trophies.

"It was another excellent performance," said Haire. "We were really dominant over the two days. It's just a pity we failed to land the double."

Results: International results: Round one: Ireland 45 Wales 22. Ireland 56 Scotland 22; Ireland 47 England 25.

Round two: Ireland 45 Wales 26; Ireland 56 Scotland 22; Ireland 46 England 26.

Overall positions: 1 Ireland 6pts; 2 England 4pts; 3 Wales 2pts; 4 Scotland 0pts.

'A' Series: Round one: Ireland 29 Wales 39; Ireland 56 Scotland 20; Ireland 41 England 31.

Round two: Ireland 36 Wales 29; Ireland 56 Scotland 20; Ireland 30 England 34.

Overall positions: 1 England 4pts (+52 shot difference); 2 Ireland 4pts (27); 3 Wales (28) 4pts; 4 Scotland 0pts.

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