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Jermyn tops scoring charts as Irish stroll

John Jermyn became Ireland's joint-top scorer of all time as he notched the opener in last night's 5-0 win over Wales in the first round of the World League.

The Corkman's early strike, high to the Welsh net, left him level on the 79 mark with the prolific Stephen Butlen, who is now retired.

The win in Cardiff on the opening night of the tournament proved easier than expected for the Irish.

Wales' traditionally stubborn rearguard was beaten twice in the first 20 minutes at corners, from Jermyn and then Conor Harte.

Jonathan Bruton helped himself to a second-half brace, with Timmy Cockram also on the scoresheet.

Jermyn will have further chances to set a fresh mark against Austria today and Sweden tomorrow.

Irish Independent