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Mike Kyle from Dalkeith was in the Scotland side defending the Home International Shore Angling title in Ireland but the Scots slipped from pole position after day one to finish third behind England and Ireland at Rossbeigh and Inch in Co Kerry.

The five-man team, which also included David Neil from Saltcoats, Chris Horn and Mike Horn from Kirkcaldy and Les McCarthy from Paisley, accumulated 14 points in the first session, one ahead of Ireland with Wales on 12 and England a point further behind.

Day two saw a complete swing in fortune as England came from behind to triumph on 29 points with Ireland taking silver on 26 and Scotland the bronze on 24.

In the Youth section, Scotland finished with the silver medal behind England with Ireland third and Scotland’s juniors also finished runners-up trailing England by eight points with Ireland third.

The ladies section only had two competing teams after the withdrawal of England and Wales and Ireland led after day one. Ireland won gold despite a spirited second day fightback from Scotland.

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