Cork ladies take home Australian Spoons

Bernie McGuire

Congratulations to Claire Coughlan Ryan and Oonagh Barry who won the Australian Spoons at Co. Longford Golf Club.  

Despite wet and heavy conditions the Cork pairing of Claire Coughlan Ryan and Oonagh Barry were a model of consistency with 19 points on both the front and extremely tricky back 9 at Co. Longford Golf Club in a round that had birdies at the par 3 8th and par 4 15th. 


Last years winners Helen Jones and Vivienne Houston (Royal Portrush) won the best gross.

Prize winners

​​1st  38 pts  Claire Coughlan Ryan (1) & Oonagh Barry (14) – Cork 
Gross  30 pts Helen Jones (3) & Vivienne Houston (5) – Royal Portrush 
2nd 36 pts Christina Rush (19) & Hannah Grant (20) – Claremorris 
3rd  35 pts  Caroline Delaney (21) and Mary Dolan (30) – Mountbellew
4th  35 pts  Carmel Mullan (25) and Maura Ryan (33) – Elm Park

Presented to the ILGU in 1967 by the Australian Ladies Golf Union to support players representing Ireland at International Competitions, the Australian Spoons is contended for by clubs across Ireland.

Clubs hold an 18 hole stableford greensomes qualifier, in which their nett and gross winners progress to the District Finals and from there to a National Final. 

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