Golf Ireland has today announced the squad to represent Ireland at the Women’s Octagonal Matches, taking place on 14-17 February at Costa Ballena, Spain. The six countries competing alongside Ireland are Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Spain, with the latter entering two teams.
The eight teams will be split into two groups of four (Red & Blue) to compete in a Round Robin style competition over the first three days. Once the Round Robin is completed, corresponding teams (i.e. 1st vs 1st) will play against one another on the final day to establish the final classification.
Each team will play one match per day, and the format of each day’s play shall be four matches consisting of three games of 18-hole foursomes in the morning and six games of 18-hole singles in the afternoon. For teams consisting of seven or eight players, rotation of players between morning and afternoon games is allowed.
The Ireland team is as follows:
Anna Abom – Edmondstown
Olivia Costello – Roscommon
Kate Dillon – Oughterard
Kate Lanigan – Hermitage
Mairead Martin – Kanturk
Caoimhe O’Grady – Royal Dublin
Jessica Ross – Clandeboye
Annabel Wilson – Lurgan
Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) – Team Manager
Donal Scott – Women’s Coach
Chris Jelly – Girls Coach