Ireland beat Scotland 5-1 in Under-21 tournament opener

Peter McKibbin

Ireland defeated Scotland 5-1 in the opening match of the men's Under-21 four-nations tournament at Mossley.

UCD player Kirk Shimmins, Johnny McKee, Nick Burns, Banbridge's Matthew Bell and Portadown's Jamie Wright were on target for the Irish.

The second game scheduled for Tuesday night involving England and World Cup winners Germany was postponed because of the inclement weather.

The tournament continues on Wednesday and Thursday.

Four Nations Under-21 Tournament fixtures

Tuesday 11 February

Ireland 5-1 Scotland

England P-P Germany

Wednesday 12 February

Germany v Scotland (17:00)

Ireland v England (19:00)

Thursday 13 February

England v Scotland (17:00)

Ireland v Germany (19:00)

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