Pakistan maintain edge over Irish to win Four Nations

Timmy Cockram in action against France
Timmy Cockram was in action for Ireland against Pakistan in Dublin

Ireland suffered their second 2-1 defeat by Pakistan in as many days as the visitors clinched the Four Nations Cup at UCD.

Both sides had first-half chances with Phelie Maguire going close the Irish but there were no goals by half-time.

Sohail Abbas put Pakistan ahead from a penalty corner on 40 minutes before John Jermyn responded in kind on 54

However, Bruce McCandless was then sent off and Abbas quickly hit the winner from another penalty corner.

Despite the defeat, Ireland coach Paul Revington took positives from his team's performances over the past 10 days.

"It has been a good week for us and we have built good momentum for the rest of the summer," said Revington.

"We were outplayed in the second half and I was disappointed we gave away so many penalty corners.

"The big advantage for us was that we finished with our main penalty corner taker John Jermyn as the leading goal scorer and David Harte as the player of the tournament."

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