Ireland women beaten by Scotland in Celtic Cup opener

Ireland's women lost 2-1 to Scotland in their Celtic Cup opener at Lisnagarvey on Friday night.

Alison Bell opened the scoring for the Scots in the 49th minute with a deflected shot and Ailsa Wylie added the second with a penalty corner goal with 14 minutes remaining.

Chloe Watkins volleyed home from close range for a late consolation goal.

Ireland's men had secured an impressive victory over Olympics-bound Lisnagarvey on Thursday night.

A deft touch from Chris Cargo put the Irish ahead and John Jermyn's penalty stroke made it 2-0 before Lance Louw pulled one back on 31 minutes.

Timmy Cockram slid in to net Ireland's third and he set up Jason Lynch to score, while Lloyd Jones bagged a late consolation for the tourists.

Ireland's men take on Scotland in the Celtic Cup at Lisnagarvey on Saturday.

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