All-Ireland Senior Cup victory for Lahinch

Bernie McGuire

Lahinch are Irish Senior Cup Champions having overcome Royal Portrush, The Heath and Elm Park on their way to victory.

The experienced team which included no less than three past and current Internationals in Aine Donegan, Sarah Cunningham and Sinead Sexton, was completed by Aideen Walsh and Niamh O’Dwyer who both represented Munster at this year’s Women’s and Girls’ Interprovincial Matches.
Walsh, who was drawn to play Irish Girls’ Close semi-finalist Emma Fleming, was first to secure a point for the Clare team in the All-Ireland Final but it didn’t take long for Donegan, Cunningham and O’Dwyer to follow suit and crown Lahinch as All-Ireland Senior Cup Champions 2018.
Lahinch are just the second team from Co. Clare to claim All-Ireland Senior Cup victory after Ennis won the title in 2007 at Milltown.

Killarney (2) v The Island (3) (Killarney names first): V Clancy lost to L Walsh 20th; K Brotherton beat C Walsh 8&7; T Eakin beat G O’Leary 4&3; M Sheehy lost to G McMullen 7&6; A Moynihan lost to Suzy Sheehan 5&3
Elm Park (4) v Roscommon (1) (Elm Park names first): A Foster beat R Lennon 5&4; R McDonnell beat C O’Connor by 1 hole; L Temple Lang beat P Quinn 8&6; E Fleming halved with R O’Brien; M F McKenna halved with C Ryan Heward
The Heath (3.5) v RCDL (1.5) (The Heath names first): M Doyle beat D McVeigh by 1 hole; M Dowling halved with A Ferguson; M Doyle beat K Poots 5&4; S Browne beat M O’Hara 1 hole; C Reilly lost to A McCaw 5&4
Royal Portrush (1.5) v Lahinch (3.5) (Royal Portrush names first): L Simpson beat S Sexton 3&2; N Quigg lost to A Donegan 5&3; H Jones lost to S Cunningham 5&4; H Henderson lost to A Walsh 6&4; J Allen halved with N O’Dwyer


The Island (1) v Elm Park (4) (The Island names first): L Walsh lost to A Foster 3&2; C Walsh lost to L Temple Lang 3&2; G McMullen lost to R McDonnell 6&5; Suzy Sheehan halved with E Fleming; C Fanning halved with L Mernagh
The Heath (0.5) v Lahinch (4.5) (The Heath names first): M Doyle lost to S Sexton 2&1; M Dowling lost to A Donegan 4&3; M Doyle lost to S Cunningham 4&2; S Browne halved with A Walsh; C Reilly halved lost to N O’Dwyer 6&4

Elm Park (0.5) v Lahinch (4.5) (Elm Park names first): A Foster halved with S Sexton; L Temple Lang lost to A Donegan 5&3; R Mc Donnell lost to S Cunningham 4&3; E Fleming lost to A Walsh 8&7; E Thorne lost to N O’Dywer 5&4

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