Ireland went down to a 16-run loss in the first T20 of the day at Forthill despite an excellent all-round effort from CSNI's Adam Leckey.

He took three wickets and Srihan Karpe two as the Scots made 148 - runs for Ben Willmott (34) and Tom Knight (21). Leckey then hit 30 from 23 balls, but the Irish never recovered from a slow start, losing by 16 runs - Tom Wylie taking three wickets and Farhan Khan two.

Scotland clinched the Celtic Cup 3-1 after a dominant display in the second T20 of the day at Forthill. 

The hosts never looked back after a second wicket stand of 111 between top scorer Max Lindsay and Ethan Ramsay (52). Lindsay's powerful unbeaten 76 included 4 sixes and came from just 52 balls.

A total of 189 for 2 was always going to be challenging and Ireland came up well short, with Aaron Doyle's 32 the best of their 106.

It's been a tough week for the Irish, whose playing resources have been stretched with many of their first-choice squad required for the U19 series in England.

While on the face of it a heavy series loss to Scotland is a cause for concern, the reality isn't as bad as it may seem at first glance.