Ireland 1-2 Scotland  

Ireland fell to a narrow defeat in the third and final test against Scotland in glorious sunshine at the Playball in Stormont. 

Graham Shaw's team drew the first game 1-1 before hammering the Scots 6-2, but they couldn't finish with another victory in an entertaining tussle.

A couple of early chances fell for Ireland, with Sarah Torrans shooting just wide.

Ireland won their first PC of the game in the 12th minute after great work by Jessica McMaster but a mis-trap allowed Scotland to clear the danger. 

Ireland conceded a PC a minute later and the Scots took the lead with an excellent routine that saw Fiona Bruce deflect from the P spot, giving new cap Liz Murphy in goal no chance.

Scotland had a great chance in the 16th minute but Murphy was alert to the danger and saved well.

Scotland went two ahead after a turnover on the Irish 22 which left the goal exposed and Sarah Jameison finished nicely.

Ireland got one back in the 27th minute from a PC with Gillian Pinder drilling home. 

The third quarter was scoreless with Scottish keeper Camlin making two great saves from Ireland PCs to prevent equaliser. 

In the final quarter, it was all Ireland as they drove forward in search of a leveller but they couldn’t find a way through a resolute Scottish defence. 

"Overall we were happy with the performances over the three games," said Shaw. 

"We are looking for consistency throughout and maybe at times we let the quality and tempo drop off.  We were delighted to introduce four new caps over the series and look forward to the games ahead"

Ireland: Murphy, McMaster, Torrans, Tice, McLoughlin, Pinder (Capt), Roisin Upton, Zoe Wilson, Deirdre Duke, Jessica McGirr, Ellen Curran

Subs: Emma Buckley (GK) Yvonne O Byrne, Kate Lloyd, Chloe Brown, Erin Getty, Alison  Meeke, Rebecca Barry

Scotland: Camlin (GK), Cruickshank, ward, Robertson, Watson, Cuthbert, Belch, Jameison, Brown, Holmes, Condie

Subs: Newlands, Dark, Mack, Bruce, Burnet, Lanigan, McMurray