Ireland U21 men take gold in Portugal

James Lorimer, Lisnagarvey
James Lorimer, Lisnagarvey


Ireland’s U21 Men won out 3-1 in a tense game in Portugal against Scotland securing the Irish promotion back up to Division A and a Gold medal for good measure.

The match remained scoreless after the first half but four second half goals were produced to ensure the game was an exciting spectacle for the tense spectators from both sides. Ireland opened the scoring with James Lorimer off a set piece before Scotland levelled thanks to Andrew Malcolms’ handywork. But two goals from Ireland in the final two minutes put the game beyond the Scots reach.

IRELAND: Mark Ingram GK: Lee Cole; Darragh Walsh; Owen Magee; James Lorimer; Ben Cosgrove; Johnny McKee; Jamie Wright; Matthew Bell; Nick Burns; Peter Brown.

Replacmeents: Jamie Carr GK: Simon Wolfe; Sean Murray; Harry Spain; Neal Glassey; Mark Loughrey; Jeremy Duncan