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Portmarnock's former European champion Adrian Morrow, led the way to the win with a magnificent 5&4 victory over Stefan Lindberg  (Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE)

Portmarnock's former European champion Adrian Morrow, led the way to the win with a magnificent 5&4 victory over Stefan Lindberg (Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE)

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Ireland retained their European senior men's team championship in Poland at the weekend when they overcame top seeds Sweden 3.5-1.5 over the Sierra course, led by Portmarnock's former European Adrian Marrow, pictured here in attendance at the GUI Champions' Dinner 2013, Carton House, Co. Kildare (Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE)

Ireland retained their European senior men's team championship in Poland at the weekend when they overcame top seeds Sweden 3.5-1.5 over the Sierra course, led by Portmarnock's former European Adrian Marrow, pictured here in attendance at the GUI Champions' Dinner 2013, Carton House, Co. Kildare (Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE)

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Portmarnock's former European champion Adrian Morrow, led the way to the win with a magnificent 5&4 victory over Stefan Lindberg (Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE)

Ireland retained their European senior men's team championship in Poland at the weekend when they overcame top seeds Sweden 3.5-1.5 over the Sierra course.

Portmarnock's former European champion Adrian Morrow led the way with a magnificent 5&4 victory over Stefan Lindberg.

And then both Arthur Pierse and Irish seniors champion Maurice Kelly won their matches to give the Irish the points they needed to secure back-to-back triumphs.

Morrow won the opening hole against Lindberg and was never behind. He lost only two holes; the 336-yard eighth and 11th on his way to a resounding triumph.

Pierse was just behind early on against Peder Carstenius but was level at the seventh and ahead at the eighth.

Wins at 14 and 16 effectively settled the issue for Pierse.

Kelly was always in front of Bob Backstedt after winning the first two holes and wrapped up victory by winning the long 17th.

John Mitchell's match was deemed to have been halved thereby giving Ireland a 3.5-1.5 success. England took the bronze medal when they beat Scotland 4-1.

Meanwhile, Ireland finished a disappointing 33rd in the world women's team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy in Japan after a poor final day.

They finished with a total of 593 - 17-over par - some 46 strokes behind winners Australia who came from behind to overtake Canada and capture the gold. Holders Korea took bronze, one stroke adrift of Canada.

Best of the Irish was Lisburn's Paula Grant on nine-over for the 72 holes, while Maria Dunne was 13-over and Mary Doyle 20-over.

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