Final Heartbreak for Cork Ladies, ILGU Irish Senior Cup

ILGU AIG Senior Cup Munster Final, Douglas Golf Club, Sunday 8th May 2015After two convincing wins in the quarter-final and semi-final, hopes were high that Cork would lift the ILGU Irish Senior Cup today.  And for a while it looked like a probability as Cork had the upper hand over Kilkenny.  The final between Cork and Kilkenny was a very fluid affair, with the balance shifting on almost every hole.  Kilkenny had a slight edge around the turn but Cork reversed the trend and were up in three matches and all square to lead 3.5-1.5 early in the back nine.  The momentum shifted yet again though and this time Kilkenny didn’t let go.  By the time the result was called in Kilkenny’s favour, Rachel Thompson was the only Cork player to win.  That said, it didn’t reflect the close nature of all five matches.  IT was a tough finish to the campaign for Cork, they had two very impressive wins over Ballinasloe and Milltown on Friday.  It’s Kilkenny’s first Irish Senior Cup win since 2009.

National Senior Cup Final – Saturday 20th August
CORK -v- KILKENNY (Cork names first)
Claire Coughlan Ryan lost to Mary Dowling 1up
Rachel Thompson beat Orla Dunphy 2&1
Paula Walsh lost to Mary Leahy Browne 2&1
Michelle Tobin lost to Katie Aherne 3&2
Orla Murray halved with Jan Browne (called in)

MILLTOWN 1 CORK 4 (Semi-Final)
Deirdre Walsh (2) lost to Claire Coughlan Ryan (1) 1down
Gemma McCarthy (3) lost to Rachel Thompson (2) 2&1
Ann Marie Dalton (4) lost to Paula Walsh (4) 5&3
Georgia Carr (5) halved with Michelle Tobin (8) (called in)
Ann Marie Powell (5) halved with Orla Murray (10) (called in)

BALLINASLOE 1 CORK 4 (Quarter-Final)
Fiona Moclair (6) lost to Claire Coughlan Ryan (1) 5&4
Mary Madden (6) lost to Rachel Thompson (2) 2 down
Claire Staunton (8) lost to Paula Walsh (4) 6&4
Regina Power (10) halved with Michelle Tobin (8) (called in)
Catherine Owens (13) halved with Orla Murray (10) (called in)