Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

The Ireland men’s Over-60s Grand Masters team ended ninth at last week’s World Cup in Newcastle in New South Wales in Australia as they closed out the competition with four wins in succession.

In the initial group stage of the competition, Ireland were undone by a very strong Dutch side that ended up in the final and also fell 5-1 to South Africa, Tim Myers scoring the only goal for the greens.

Myers was also on the mark in a 1-1 draw with eventual seventh place finishers New Zealand, dropping Ireland into the playoffs for the minor places.

The Irish Grand Masters Over-60s team

The Irish Grand Masters Over-60s team

There, they came into their own. They ran up a big 5-0 win over Wales with Mick Jordan scoring twice with Mick Ryan, Billy Pollock and Stuart Egner all on the mark.

Ryan added another couple in a 2-1 win over Spain while Ryan and Jordan made for a 2-0 win over Singapore.

It set up a playoff for ninth place with Malaysia and a Myers penalty stroke settled the game, converting for a 1-0 win for their fourth successive victory.

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