Leinster’s five-in-a-row bid taking shape at Interpros

Jan Browne (Leinster) driving at the 5th tee during the final day of the 2018 ILGU Interprovincial Matches at Castle Dargan Golf Resort today (12/07/2018). Picture by Pat Cashman

Leinster have taken control at the Girls Interprovincials as they go in search of an unprecedented fifth consecutive title at Mount Wolseley tomorrow.

Jan Browne (Kilkenny), Emma Fleming (Elm Park) and Caoimhe O’Grady (Blackbush) secured singles victories this afternoon to ensure a 5 – 3 victory over their Munster counterparts, the same winning margin by which they had beaten Ulster on the opening day’s play.

The Ulster Girls’ conceded just 1.5 points to the Connacht Team which included three halved matches. Rebekah Gardner (Carnalea), Katie Poots (Knock) and Tara Laverty (Royal Portrush) logged the singles honours for the Ulster side to add to their two foursomes points this morning.

Ulster are defending Champions in the Women’s Interprovincials and with a 5.5 – 2.5 win over Leinster on day one and a 6 – 2 win sweep over Connacht today, they might well complete the double if they overcome Munster in tomorrow’s final clash.

However, with similar points on the board overall, Munster or Leinster may well feature come the end of proceedings.

Play will resume at 8am on Thursday morning where Connacht will play Ulster followed by the tie between Munster and Ulster.

 

Results – Day Two

WOMEN’S INTERPROVINCIALS

Ulster (6) Connacht (2) (Ulster names first)

Foursomes: Coffey & Simpson halved with Burke & Rooney; Allen & Dwyer halved with Gilmore & Hall; McSherry & Cummins beat O’Brien & O’Connor 3&2

Singles: Simpson beat Burke 2&1; Coffey lost to Rooney 5&4; Cummins beat O’Connor 6&5; Dwyer beat Gilmore 4&3; McSherry beat Kelly 5&4

 

Leinster (5) Munster (3) (Leinster names first)

Foursomes: Smith & Mernagh lost to Sexton & O’Driscoll 1 hole; Casey & Doyle beat Thompson & Walsh 5&4; Metcalfe & Corcoran lost to Cunningham & Coughlan 2&1

Singles: Casey beat Thompson 2 holes; Mernagh beat Sexton 1 hole; Dowling lost to Walsh 8&7; Metcalfe beat Cunningham 2&1; Doyle beat Walsh 3&2

 

GIRLS’ INTERPROVINCIALS

Ulster (6.5) Connacht (1.5) (Ulster names first)

Foursomes: Garnder & O’Hara halved with Bowler & Lohan; McCrystal & Laverty beat Costello & Conlon 2 holes’ Rodgers & Browne beat Greham & Coleman 2&1

Singles: Garnder beat Bowler 5&4; O’Hara halved with Greham; McCrystal halved with Lohan; Poots beat Conlon 2&1; Laverty beat Mulrooney 3&1

 

Leinster (5) Munster (3) (Leinster names first)

Foursomes: Temple Lang & Fleming beat Dawson & Connolly 6&5; Browne & Murray lost to O’Dwyer & Griffin 2&1; Masding & O’Grady beat Walsh & Sharkey 3&2

Singles: Temple Lang lost to Dawson 7&6; Browne beat O’Dwyer 3&2; Fleming beat Hegarty 3&2; Masding lost to Griffin 7&6; O’Grady beat Connolly 2 holes

 

 



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