British & Irish Cup 2016

Ireland won the 2016 British & Irish Cup, winning 4 categories to 2, on Saturday 3rd September in Acton, London.

Ireland came into the tournament as slight favourites and in a close contest overall Ireland outscored Great Britain 123 points to 85. Ireland won the previous two series against Great Britain in 2013 and 2014 but this series was the closest yet. 

Great Britain won the Men’s 28s category winning 3-0 in the series, 7-5, 5-4 and 5-4. Meanwhile the Open Women’s won their series 2-1 with score of 8-2, 6-4 and 4-7. Ireland had close victories in the Women’s 27s category only narrowly avoiding an upset.

The British Open Men’s came close to an upset wining one of the three tests, with close scores in their other two games.

Overall series results: 
Great Britain 6 – 12 Ireland
Women's 27s GB 0 – 3 Ire
Men's 28s GB 3 – 0 Ire
Open Women's GB 2 – 1 Ire
Open Men's GB 1 – 2 Ire
Mixed Seniors GB 0 – 3 Ire
Open Mixed GB 0 – 3 Ire

​Full match results:
Round 1 

Women's 27s GB 2 - 7 Ire
Men's 28s GB 7 - 5 Ire
Open Women's GB 8 - 2 Ire
Open Men's GB 3 - 5 Ire 
Mixed Seniors GB 4 - 11 Ire
Open Mixed GB 10 - 11 Ire

Round 2
Women's 27s GB 2 - 4 Ire
Men's 28s GB 5 - 4 Ire
Open Women's GB 6 - 4 Ire
Open Men's GB 5 - 10 Ire 
Mixed Seniors GB 3 - 11 Ire
Open Mixed GB 1 - 6 Ire

Round 3
Women's 27s GB 5 - 6 Ire
Men's 28s GB 5 - 4 Ire
Open Women's GB 4 - 7 Ire
Open Men's GB 7 - 5 Ire 
Mixed Seniors GB 1 - 12 Ire
Open Mixed GB 7 - 9 Ire

Images from the day can be view here http://goo.gl/eSaalW

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