|ICC Trophy: Ireland, July 2005|
Player quotes from the Final
Jon Long, ICC
Scotland captain Craig Wright:
"This is a great step for us and vindication for all the hard work that we have put in."
"It is massively important to us to have qualified for the World Cup. If we had not made it the pitfalls would have been massive. It was also very important for us to show that we are one of the top Associate Members. With this win today and in winning last year's ICC Intercontinental Cup we are making ourselves heard."
Ireland stand-in captain Kyle McCallan:
"It's a funny feeling. We are very very disappointed in terms of the result today but the consolation is that we are going to play the West Indies in Jamaica."
"Playing the West Indies in the Caribbean is a fantastic incentive but we really wanted to win this today for Irish cricket. Scotland are a couple of years ahead of us in terms of a professional set-up but I would hate to put that forward as an excuse. Chasing 324 the pressure was always going to be on and I thought that Scotland bowled well and deserved to win."