Double delight for Leinster ladies at Shannon

Bernie McGuire
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The Leinster Women and Girls’ Teams have had double success in Shannon Golf Club at the 2017 Interprovincial Matches.

The Leinster Women, who last won in 2014 at Tramore, overcame Connacht 6.5 – 1.5 making it 3 wins from 3 while the Girls’ mirrored their senior counterparts, dominating each of their three encounters.

Foursomes partners Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) and Ellen O’Gorman (Milltown) both had a 100% record, winning 6 out of 6 matches. Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) meanwhile, helped her Ulster team to 2nd place by contributing 5 points from 6.

Needing to beat Connacht on the final day, the Leinster Women started positively, winning 2 of the morning foursomes matches. Wins in the afternoon from Coyle-Diez, Dowling, Murphy and Casey confirmed their title as Women’s Interprovincial Champions 2017.

“It’s great to get the win this week” said Leinster Captain Mary Dowling, “We had a strong team this year and the girls have been great all week, they kept in there even when things were looking tight and I’m very proud of them.”

The Interprovincials next year returns to Connacht where Castledargan will host for the second time having hosted the event previously in 2013.

Women’s Interprovincials Day 3
ULSTER (4 ½ ) –V- MUNSTER (3 ½ ) (Ulster names first)
Women’s Foursomes
Niamh Ward & Jennifer Fawcett lost to Kelly Brotherton & Lisa O’Shea 3&2
Niamh McSherry & Chloe Weir beat Sarah Cunningham & Aoife Lowry 2&1
Jessica Ross & Louise Coffey beat Paula Walsh & Gemma McCarthy 1 hole
Women’s Singles
Louise Coffey beat Sarah Cunningham 3&2
Jenny Fawcett conceded to Kelly Brotherton
Niamh Ward lost to Lisa O’Shea 1 hole
Jessica Ross halved with Gemma McCarthy
Niamh McSherry beat Paula Walsh 2&1

LEINSTER (6 ½ ) –V- CONNACHT (1 ½ ) (Leinster names first)
Women’s Foursomes
Meadhbh Doyle & Molly Dowling beat Zoe Collins & Maureen Keane 2 holes
Ciara Casey & Mary Doyle lost to Shannon Burke & Anne McCormack 2&1
Ariana Coyle-Diez & Aedin Murphy beat Clodagh Hopkins & Hilary Hall 4&2
Women’s Singles
Meadhbh Doyle halved with Shannon Burke
Ariana Coyle-Diez beat Maeve Kelly 4&3
Molly Dowling beat Zoe Collins 4&2
Aedin Murphy beat Hilary Hall 4&2
Ciara Casey beat Clodagh Hopkins 7&6

Girls’ Interprovincials Day 3
ULSTER (6) –V- MUNSTER (2) (Ulster names first)
Girls Foursomes
Beth Coulter & Nicole Joyce-Moreno beat Kate McElroy & Anna Dawson 6&5
Emma Forbes & Kate Dwyer lost to Aine Donegan & Gemma Barry 4&3
Maeve Cummins & Molly O’Hara lost to Niamh Dwyer & Shannon Hegarty 2&1
Girls Singles
Beth Coulter beat Aine Donegan 5&3
Kate Dwyer beat Kate McElroy 6&4
Maeve Cummins beat Niamh O’Dwyer 4&2
Emma Forbes beat Shannon Hegarty 7&6
Anna McVicker beat Niamh Carmody 3&1

LEINSTER (6 ½ ) –V- CONNACHT ( ½ ) (Leinster names first)
Girls Foursomes
Kate Lanigan & Ellen O’Gorman beat Maeve Rooney & Sinead Lohan 5&4
Anna Foster & Jan Browne beat Chloe O’Connor & Niamh Smyth 6&5
Leah Temple Lang & Emma Fleming beat Shona Hendrick & Vicki Conlon 9&7
Girls Singles
Georgia Carr halved with Maeve Rooney
Kate Lanigan beat Chloe O’Connor 2 holes
Ellen O’Gorman beat Sinead Lohan 5&4
Anna Foster beat Annabel Greham 4&2
Jan Browne beat Vicki Conlon 5&4

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