We had seen this movie before.

It wasn't so much a sequel though as a remake of the original.

Once again Matthew Humphreys was the main star, but this time there were a number of supporting actors vying for screen attention.

In the end though, the result was the same, as Scotland failed their trial by spin examination once again.

The new format of the tournament had allowed Gordon Drummond's side a second opportunity after they had been dismantled for 44 on Thursday. A 50% improvement, but a total of 66 was still way short of a pass mark.

Batting first, Ireland had raced out of the blocks as Nathan McGuire thumped a crucial 43 from 50 balls (4 fours, 1 six) as he and Jack Dickson (13) shared an opening stand of 60.

The tracks in Spain though have been spinners paradises and soon the Scots had Ireland reeling as 60 for 0 became 70 for 5 and it was very much game on.

As in the first game though Ireland's middle and late order more than doubled the score with Scott Macbeth (27) and Liam Doherty (21) adding 41 for the 6th wicket as Ireland posted 144 - three wickets for Davidson, Jarvis and Robertson.

While 144 mightn't have seemed the biggest total to defend, the scars of 48 hours previous were fresh, and when Humphreys claimed a wicket with the fourth ball of the opening over, you just knew it was going to be Ireland's day.

The Lisburn left-arm spinner went on to take 5 for 25 as Scotland were again routed - 66 all out - with two wickets for Nathan McGuire and one apiece for Liam Doherty, Jamie Forbes and Muzamil Sherzad.

For Ryan Eagleson's side a World Cup in the Caribbean beckons early next year, while for Scotland, it will be a long, bleak, winter.

While the parachuting in of two Irish passport holding South Africans smacked of desperation, it was reassuring to see that their inputs were negligible, with most of the big performances coming from homegrown talent. Let us not underestimate the talent we have here.

Ireland's preparations for the tournament saw them play over 15 matches in total and this has paid off when it mattered. Well done to all the coaches involved, and not forget the parents and clubs who have sacrificed so much to get the players to this level in the first place.