Three-in-a-row for imperious Corcoran at Seniors Close

Winner of the Therese O'Reilly Trophy, Alison Taylor (Malahide), Winner of the Championship, Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) and Winner of the Shirley MacDonald Plate, Anita McCaw (Royal County Down Ladies) at the Irish Senior Women's Close Championship at Naas Golf Club. (Photo: Jenny Matthews/

Portumna’s Suzanne Corcoran put her wealth of experience to use to claim an unprecedented third straight Irish Seniors Close title at Naas Golf Club.

Corcoran defeated Maria O’Reilly from Headfort in the final having overcame leading qualifier Alison Taylor (Malahide) in a tight semi-final tussle to claim her berth in the match-up while O’Reilly beat past Champion Sheena McElroy (Grange) to stake her claim for the title in the last-two.

Anita McCaw (Royal County Down Ladies) claimed the Shirley MacDonald Plate trophy defeating Fiona Corbett from Castletroy.


Corbett defeated home favourite Paula Murray while McCaw sank a 30 ft putt on the 18th to defeat Marie Sudway (Old Conna) to set up the contest.

Meanwhile, Alison Taylor took home the Therese O’Reilly trophy as leading qualifier.




Suzanne Corcoran bt Maria O’Reilly 4&3

Semi Final:

Suzanne Corcoran bt Alison Taylor 2&1; Maria O’Reilly bt Sheena McElroy 5&4

Quarter Final:

Alison Taylor bt Gail Linter 4&3; Suzanne Corcoran bt Catherine Reilly 5&4; Maria O’Reilly bt Deirdre Walsh 3&2; Sheena Mc Elroy bt Carol Wickham 3&2;

Round 1:

Alison Taylor bt Gertie McMullen 3&2; Gail Linter bt Margaret McAuliffe 1 Hole; Catherine Reilly bt Mary MacLaren 1 Hole; Suzanne Corcoran bt Pat Doran 2&1; Deirdre Walsh bt Siobhan McGrath 3&2; Maria O’Reilly bt Mary Duane 2&1; Sheena Mc Elroy bt Laura Webb 2&1; Carol Wickham bt Kate Evans 2&1;




Anita McCaw bt Fiona Corbett 3&2

Semi Final:

Fiona Corbett bt Paula Murray 8&6; Anita McCaw bt Maria Sudway 1 hole

Quarter Final:

Fiona Corbett bt Deirdre Bradshaw 3&1; Paula Murray bt Ann O’Connor 2&1; Marie Sudway bt Kate Holmes 3&2; Anita McCaw bt Rita McGoldrick 6&5;

Round 1:

Fiona Corbett bt Mary O’Donoghue 6&5; Deirdre Bradshaw bt Sandra McCaffrey 19th; Ann O’Connor bt Joan Scanlan 3&1; Paula Murray bt Susan Gilmore Kettler 3&2; Marie Sudway bt Eleanor Brazill 5&4; Kate Holmes bt Emer Foley 2&1; Anita McCAW bt Mariette Potgieter 3&2; Rita McGoldrick bt Gemma Butler 1 Hole;

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