Alan Clyne (pic) became the 1st Scot to reach the final of the Irish Open for 12 years when he survived a marathon battle against No2 seed Borja Golan in the semi-finals in Dublin. After the Spaniard managed to take a 2-0 lead in games, Clyne came back to level in games. As the decider took 30 minutes Golan reached match ball – at 10/9, but Clyne saved match ball and went on to get his own – winning 12-10.
Clyne's 10-12, 11-13, 11-2, 11-8, 12-10 victory in 110 minutes makes the 25-year-old from Edinburgh the 1st Scot to make the Irish Open final since his illustrious predecessor Peter Nicol in 2000.
In the tenth Tour final of his career, 3rd seed Clyne will face favourite Alister Walker after the world No18 from Botswana beat England's No4 seed Jonathan Kemp 11-2, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4.
 Alister Walker (BOT) v  Alan Clyne (SCO)
 Alister Walker (BOT) bt  Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11-2, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4 (46m)
 Alan Clyne (SCO) bt  Borja Golan (ESP) 10-12, 11-13, 11-2, 11-8, 12-10 (110m)