Taylor steps closer to maiden Seniors Close title


Alison Taylor (Photo: Pat Cashman)

Malahide’s Alison Taylor is still in contention for her first Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship title at Naas after she defeated Gertie McMullen (The Island) and Gail Linter (Belvoir Park) in today’s last 16 and quarter final matches.

Taylor now joins Maria O’Reilly (Headfort), Sheena McElroy (Grange) and Suzanne Corcoran in an experienced semi-final line-up as O’Reilly is a past runner up in the event while McElroy and Corcoran have both won the title on two previous occasions.

Deirdre Walsh (Milltown), who qualified second to Taylor with her total of 150, bowed out to O’Reilly in the quarter finals 3&2, while two-time Senior Women’s Amateur Champion Laura Webb struggled to get going against McElroy in the last 16.

In the second flight of matchplay, the semi-finals of the Plate will also be played tomorrow where Fiona Corbett (Castletroy) plays home favourite Paula Murray (Naas) and Marie Sudway (Old Conna) takes on Anita McCaw (RCDL).


Semi Final:

08:30 Alison Taylor v Suzanne Corcoran; 08:39 Maria O’Reilly v Sheena McElroy

Quarter Final:

Alison Taylor bt Gail Linter 4&3; Suzanne Corcoran bt Catherine Reilly 5&4; Maria O’Reilly bt Deirdre Walsh 3&2; Sheena Mc Elroy bt Carol Wickham 3&2;

Round 1:

Alison Taylor bt Gertie McMullen 3&2; Gail Linter bt Margaret McAuliffe 1 Hole; Catherine Reilly bt Mary MacLaren 1 Hole; Suzanne Corcoran bt Pat Doran 2&1; Deirdre Walsh bt Siobhan McGrath 3&2; Maria O’Reilly bt Mary Duane 2&1; Sheena Mc Elroy bt Laura Webb 2&1; Carol Wickham bt Kate Evans 2&1;



Semi Final:

08:48 Fiona Corbett v Paula Murray; 08:57 Marie Sudway v Anita McCaw

Quarter Final:

Fiona Corbett bt Deirdre Bradshaw 3&1; Paula Murray bt Ann O’Connor 2&1; Marie Sudway bt Kate Holmes 3&2; Anita McCaw bt Rita McGoldrick 6&5;

Round 1:

Fiona Corbett bt Mary O’Donoghue 6&5; Deirdre Bradshaw bt Sandra McCaffrey 19th; Ann O’Connor bt Joan Scanlan 3&1; Paula Murray bt Susan Gilmore Kettler 3&2; Marie Sudway bt Eleanor Brazill 5&4; Kate Holmes bt Emer Foley 2&1; Anita McCAW bt Mariette Potgieter 3&2; Rita McGoldrick bt Gemma Butler 1 Hole;

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