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Maria Dunne (Skerries) led wire to wire to claim the 2017 Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship. With a record opening 66 (-9) on Friday, Dunne took a one shot lead from playing partner Gemma Clews of England into the second round. The wind got up on Saturday and Baltray showed its teeth, both leaders struggled compared to their first rounds, carding 76 and 75 respectively. They headed into the final day all square on 8 under par but by the par 5 6th Clews had opened up a 2 shot lead. The 11th was a turning point however; Clews 3 putted for par while Dunne held a 10 foot put to get up and down for birdie. From then on Clews struggled on the greens and fell two shots behind Dunne alongside Lianna Bailey (England) by the 15th.
Commiserations to both the Ladies Junior Cup and Minor Cup teams who were beaten by Howth and Ashbourne respectively on last Sunday. Both teams met with very stiff competition and fought bravely, but unfortunately were not successful.
Well done to both teams and their managers for making it as far as they did.
The Challenge Cup had a great victory over Greenore with Jenny Carron winning on the 12th, Catherine Jones winning on 13th, Jean Whyte winning on the 14th and Catherine Noone and Ann Ahern being called in on 15th and 16th holes respectively.
Congratulations to Jo McEvoy and Fionnula Mooney and to the players on a comprehensive win and thanks to reserves and caddies for their efforts and support.
The team are now in the 4th Round of the competition which will be held in Dundalk on 17th June against Headfort.
Well done to all.
Please note the following information for the Ladies Open (Four Person Team Event) 18th May 2017.
Timesheet opens on Tuesday May 2nd 2017 at 4 pm
The fee for visitors is € 15 Euro and for Visitors with a member is € 10 Euro
Members Fee for this Competition is € 5.00
Ladies Competitions Committee
Commiserations to Revive Active Fourball team who lost overall to County Louth Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday.
The home pairings of Tara Duggan and Elaine McGloughlin and Pauline Gaughran and Mary Taaffe put up a brave fight but unfortunately lost on 16th with Joan McDonnell and Ronnie O’Loghlen being called in on the 18th.
The away pairings, Ciara Boylan and Joan O Brien fought hard coming back from 3 down twice to lose on the last putt on the 18th to go back to all square and head down the 19th, and then who knows what would have happened??
Sheila McGloughlin and Jenny Carron played extremely well and were called in on 15th having just gone 3 up with 3 to play.
Well done to Team Managers Ailish Guinan and Aileen Lane and thanks to all for their efforts.
Commiserations to Team Managers, Vivienne Donnelly and Mervyn Frazer and team on their loss in the match on Saturday against Ashbourne in Elm Green.
A valiant fight was put up against a strong Ashbourne team with Aisling Ryan, Mary Dowling and Pauline Gaughran meeting strong opposition and unfortunately losing their matches. Sylvia Alcock won on 15th and Nuala McMahon was 2 Up and called in after 16th.
Well done to all for their efforts and a big thank you to caddies for their help and to team managers who struggled with last minute cry offs (Mary Taaffe sprained her ankle) trying to get a team in place.
Well done and hard luck.
Congratulations to Hilda Cussen’s Junior Cup team on a comprehensive win against Rush in Headfort on Sunday.
Grainne O’Connor, Mary Kenny and Tara Duggan all won their matches on 17th with Ciara Boylan winning hers on the 16th. Sheila McGloughlin was called in all square on 16th.
Once again thanks to the caddies for their efforts and well done to the team on their win on a slow day in Headfort.
The next round is against Howth in Killeen Castle on 14th May.
Overall Team Manager – Sylvia Alcock
Junior Cup Handicap (9-15) – Hilda Cussen 2017 AIG East Leinster Junior Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)
Intermediate Cup Handicap (16-21) – Vivienne Donnelly & Mervyn Frazer 2017 AIG East Leinster Intermediate Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)
Senior Cup Handicap (N/A) – Maria O’Callaghan & Maura McNally
Minor Cup Handicap (22-27) – Pauline Gaughran 2017 AIG East Leinster Minor Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)
Challenge Cup Handicap (28-36) – Jo McEvoy & Fionnuala Mooney 2017 AIG East Leinster Challenge Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)
Senior Foursomes Handicap (14 and below) – Margaret Swan & Mary Leonard 2017 Senior Foursomes Qualifying Draw (ILGU)
Junior Foursomes Handicap (15-30) – Fionnuala Early & Frances Bennett 2017 AIG East Leinster Junior Foursomes Draw (ILGU)
Miele Fourball Handicap (N/A) – Aisling Ryan
CAWS Cup Handicap (N/A) – Ciara Boylan
Fingal Seniors Handicap (19-36) – Marie Loughrey & Ann Lennon
Women in Golf Programme Handicap (N/A) – Lilly Mangan & Ann Ahern
Junior Convener – Elaine McGloughlin
It was no April fool on Saturday 1st April when our Ladies Junior Foursomes team beat Hollystown Golf Club in St. Annes Golf Club on a very windy, cold and wet afternoon and it too had a very exciting finish.
Ronnie O’Loghlen and Deirdre O’Neill won on 16th; Bridgeen Kiernan and Nuala McMahon coming back from being three down with four to play won their match on the 18th; while Mary Dowling and Joan O’Brien who were all square coming down the 18th hole were called in.
A great performance and a great result and proves the importance of never giving up – well done to the team and their managers