Ireland’s men beat their Scottish counterparts 3-0 in Sterling today, having played out a 2-2 draw in yesterday.

Ireland dominated the opening twenty minutes in much improved weather conditions in Scotland.

Scotland didn’t do much to test the Irish defence and only made their first circle penetration in the 21st minute.

Ireland opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Butler scored from a broken down penalty corner with a hard driven shot to find the back of the net.

In the 47th minute Ireland doubled their lead when Irwin scored from a second phase penalty corner rebound from a Butler drag flick.

Captain Paddy Brown was unlucky not to score with a dazzling run up the pitch which led to a well-saved shot by the Scottish keeper.

The goal of the match came for Ireland in the 56th minute, good combination play down the right hand side with Maguire making a reverse pass for Irwin to deflect in at the back post for a top-class goal.

Earlier, the Ireland ladies beat Scotland 1-0 at the same venue.