Scotland claim laurels from lively U-16 boys series

The Irish Under-16 boys had mixed results from a lively series at Queen’s last weekend, winning one out of their three ties against Scotland.

In Friday night’s opening tie, Oliver Kidd’s goal had Ireland level at 1-1 at the break before Johnny Lynch put the boys in green in front early in the second half.

Jonny McGall extended the lead out to 3-1 before Scotland pulled another one back in the final quarter. But Mark Duggan’s goal with four minutes to go sealed the deal for the Irish in a 4-2 result.

Game two was a tough outing in the first half but they did get off to a flying start with Stephen Hamill breaking the deadlock in the tenth minute.

Scotland, however, produced a devastating spell to score three times before the end of the first quarter and built their lead out to 5-1 at half-time.

Stuart Wylie got one back in the second half while Harry Lynch netted in the closing stages but, by that stage, Scotland had netted another couple of goals by that stage for a 7-3 success.

The Scots then won the deciding clash 4-0 on Sunday to win the series overall 2-1.

Under-16 boys
Friday: Ireland 4 (J Lynch, J McGall, O Kidd, M Duggan) Scotland 2
Saturday: Ireland 3 (S Hamill, H Lynch, S Wylie) Scotland 7
Sunday: Ireland 0 Scotland 4

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