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Ireland begin drive for five at Home Internationals

​​Ireland play Scotland on day one of the Home Internationals at Conwy, Wales

  • 11 September 2018

Picture: Ireland's Conor Purcell

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Ireland face Scotland on the opening day of the Home Internationals at Conwy.

The reigning champions have the chance to complete five-in-a-row if they can retain their title once more. Play begins on Wednesday 12 September and Ireland are out first against Scotland at 7.45am. Robin Dawson and Peter O'Keeffe will lead off for the title-holders in the foursomes.

In the morning's other matches, Mark Power has been paired with Conor Piurcell, Caolan Rafferty plays alongside Alex Gleeson, Robbie Cannon partners James Sugrue, and Tiarnan McLarnon joins forces with Ronan Mullarney.

England play hosts Wales in the second match of the day.

Ireland team: Robbie Cannon (Balbriggan), Robin Dawson (Tramore), Alex Gleeson (Castle), Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene), Ronan Mullarney (Galway), Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas), Mark Power (Kilkenny), Conor Purcell (Portmarnock), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), James Sugrue (Mallow), Jonathan Yates (Naas).

Team Captain: John Carroll (Bandon)
Team Manager: Niall MacSweeney (Athenry)
National Coach: Neil Manchip