GREG Mairs added a second European title to his collection on Friday only a month after claiming his first one.

Alongside mixed doubles partner Jenny Moore, the Northwich shuttler cruised to victory in the Irish Open final against top seeds and home favourites Sam and Chloe Magee.

The duo had savoured success together too at the Norwegian International in November.

They needed little more than half an hour to wrap up a straight games victory in Dublin, where a run of five consecutive points gave them the opener 21-16.

The second followed a similar pattern before the former Sir John Deane’s College student and his Loughborough Badminton teammate sealed a 21-13 triumph over the siblings, who won Ireland’s first European badminton medal earlier this year.

Mairs and Moore, disappointed to exit the Scottish Open at the quarter-finals stage a fortnight earlier, bounced back at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena.

They began their bid by dispatching Austrian combination Dominik Stipsits and Antonia Meinke (21-16, 21-14) before ending the run of another Irish tandem in the form of Ciaran and Sinead Chambers (21-15, 21-8).

Danes Mikkel Stoffersen and Susan Ekelund (21-8, 21-10) were then sent packing in the quarter-finals.

Left-hander Mairs, who first picked up racket at Weaverham Leisure Centre, and Moore had to work harder to prevail in a semi-finals duel with Bulgarian Alex Vlaar and his Dutch partner Iris Tabeling.

However they clinched a showdown with the Magees after coming from behind to triumph after a deciding third set.