Ladies and Girls chasing double dream at Home Internationals

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Both the ladies and girls teams claimed victory of Wales on day two of the Internationals at Little Aston and now it’s all down to the final day against England for both sides.

Two strong English teams stand in the way of Ireland doing the double after successfully negotiating a win over Scotland on the opening day  both Irish teams scored a win over Wales on day two. While the Irish Girls’ were victorious in 2016, the last winning Ladies team was in 2003, with Maria Dunne (Skerries) playing a key role. However a double Ladies and Girls’ win in the same year has never been done before, a feat all players will be hoping to change today.

The Irish Girls’ face their English counterparts at 8:00amwith the ladies foursomes matches beginning at 9:00am.

The teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete against each other in individual matches. Each match consists of three foursomes in the morning and six singles in the afternoon.

Day 1: England v Wales, Scotland v Ireland
Day 2: Ireland v Wales, Scotland v England
Day 3: Wales v Scotland, England v Ireland

Day 1 & 2 Results – Girls’ Home International Matches
Day 2 Ireland (5.5) vs. Wales (3.5)
Morning Foursomes
Valerie Clancy & Sara Byrne lost to Lucy Jones & Ffion Tynan 3&1
Lauren Walsh & Beth Coulter beat Carys Worby & Ffion Evans 3&2
Rachel Thompson & Maeve Rooney lost to Caitlin Evans-Brand 4&3
Afternoon Singles
Lauren Walsh halved with​​ Ffion Vineall
Beth Coulter beat Ffion Tynan 3&2
Rachel Thompson beat Caitlin Evans-Brand 1 hole
Emma Forbes lost to Lea-Anne Bramwell 2&1
Sara Byrne beat Carys Worby 2&1
Valerie Clancy beat Lucy Jones 2&1

Day 1 Ireland (6) vs. Scotland (3)
Morning Foursomes
​​Valerie Clancy & Sara Byrne beat Hazel McGarvie & Jillian Farrell 1 hole
Lauren Walsh & Beth Coulter lost to Louise Duncan & Hannah Darling 2&1
Rachel Thompson & Maeve Rooney beat Kirsty Brodie & Molly Richmond 4&3
Afternoon Singles
Lauren Walsh lost to Hazel McGarvie 2 holes
Beth Coulter halved with Jillian Farrell
Sara Byrne halved with Hanna Darling
Valerie Clancy beat Jasmine Mackintosh 1 hole
Emma Forbes beat Louise Duncan 4&2
Rachel Thompson beat Molly Richmond 1 hole

Day 1 & 2 Results – Ladies Home International Matches
Day 2 Ireland (6) vs. Wales (3)
Morning Foursomes
Maria Dunne & Julie McCarthy lost to Megan Lockett & Olivia Kelly 2&1
Paula Grant & Ciara Casey beat Georgia Lewis & Jordan Ryan 2&1
Annabel Wilson & Mairead Martin beat Kath O’Connor & Bethan Morris 2&1
Afternoon Singles
Paula Grant beat Bethan Morris 4&3
Maria Dunne lost to​ Megan Lockett 2&1
Chloe Ryan beat Olivia Kelly​ 6&4
Julie McCarthy beat Jordan Ryan 2&1
Mairead Martin lost to Georgia Lewis 1 hole
Annabel WIlson beat Kath O’Connor 5&4

Day 1 Ireland (5) vs. Scotland (4)
Morning Foursomes
Maria Dunne & Julie McCarthy beat Eilidh Briggs & Chloe Goadby 3&1
Annabel Wilson & Mairead Martin beat Connie Jaffrey & Clara Young 4&3
Paula Grant & Ciara Casey lost to Shannon McWilliam & Hannah McCook 1 hole
Afternoon Singles
Paula Grant beat Connie Jaffrey 2&1
Annabel Wilson beat Gemma Batty 4&2
Julie McCarthy lost to​ Eilidh Briggs 2 holes
Chloe Ryan halved with Hannah McCook
Mairead Martin lost to Chloe Goadby 4​&3​​​​​
Maria Dunne halved with Shannon McWilliam

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