The AIG Ladies Cups and Shields National Finals got underway today at Knightsbrook with thirty teams from across the country hoping to experience the success and prestige associated with winning a National Pennant.
Shandon Park, Killarney, Headfort, Bearna, Druid’s Heath and Mullingar began play in the AIG Senior Foursomes, Intermediate and Minor Cup today.
In the AIG Senior Foursomes, defending champions Killarney were denied a second year of success by Shandon Park who won two matches in extra holes to confirm their spot in the semi-finals against Roscommon tomorrow morning.
Brenda Davis defeated Liz Gaffney of Headfort on the 19th to ensure victory for Bearna in the AIG Intermediate Cup. Siobhan Smyth and Nuala Timoney carded the additional two points for the Connacht side while Jennifer Martin and Mary Brennan overcame Imelda McGovern and Clare Cunningham respectively, a three – two victory for Bearna.
The fourth match of the day needing extra holes was the deciding tie in the AIG Minor Cup Quarter Final. With two matches confirmed, Mullingar looked favourites to progress, however Margie Rennix and Hilary Quinn added to Norma Malone’s 4&2 win over Susan Trapp to set-up a semi-final tie against Malone for Druid’s Heath.
The AIG Ladies Cups and Shields National Finals continues tomorrow with 18 teams going head to head in a bid to become All-Ireland AIG Champions.
AIG LADIES CUPS AND SHIELDS DAY 1 RESULTS
AIG Senior Foursomes Quarter Final
Shandon Park (3) Killarney (0) (Shandon Park names first) J Fawcett & H Fawcett beat A Arthur & Mulcahy 2&1, McCarthy & McAtamney beat Sheehy & Duggan 20th, Nickels & Concannon beat Eakin & Geaney 19th
AIG Intermediate Cup Quarter Final
Headfort (2) Bearna (3) (Headfort names first) J Martin beat I McGovern 2&1, J McCormack lost to S Smyth 3&2, P Casserly lost to N Timoney 3&2, M Brennan beat C Cunningham 7&6, L Gaffney lost to B Davies 19th
AIG Minor Cup Quarter Final
Druid’s Heath (3) Mullingar (2) (Druid’s Heath names first) N Malone beat S Trapp 4&2, M Rennix beat E McArdle 19th, J Tebbs lost to M Bate 7&6, M Murphy lost to M Forde 6&5, Quinn beat Magan 1hole
AIG LADIES CUPS AND SHIELDS DAY 2 DRAW
08:00 Senior Foursomes Semi Final: Shandon Park v Roscommon
08:30 Senior Foursomes Semi Final: Kilkenny v Laytown & Bettystown
09:00 Intermediate Cup Semi Final: Malone v Mount Juliet
09:45 Intermediate Cup Semi Final: Bearna v Douglas
10:30 Minor Cup Semi Final: Monkstown v Gort
11:15 Minor Cup Semi Final: Druid’s Heath v Malone
12:00 Junior Foursomes Quarter Final: Castletroy v Ballina
12:30 Junior Cup Quarter Final: East Cork v Galway Bay
13:15 Challenge Cup Quarter Final: Tramore v Fintona