Cork interest ends in Mullingar, Irish Womens Close

ILGU LogoCork interest in the Irish Womens Close ended today as all five Cork golfers lost out.  Top qualifier Mairead Martin lost to Irish Strokeplay Champion Maria Dunne.  There were also losses for Sara Byrne and Rachel Thompson as the competition reduced from 16 to 8.  Valerie Clancy made it through to the quarter finals but lost out to Ciara Casey from Hermitage.

There was no joy either for Paula Walsh in the Ita Wallace Plate competition.  She lost to Castletroy’s Chloe Ryan in the quarter finals.

Quarter Finals
Maria Dunne (Skerries) lost to Mary Dowling (New Ross) 4&3
Ciara Casey (Hermitage) beat Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 4&3
Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) beat Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 2&1
Paula Grant (Lisburn) beat Lisa O’Shea (Shannon) 2&1

Last 16
Mairead Martin (Kanturk) lost to Maria Dunne (Skerries) 4&3
Ariana Coyle Diez (Elm Park) lost to Mary Dowling (New Ross) 1down
Ciara Casey (Hermitage) beat Sara Byrne (Douglas) 1up
Valerie Clancy (Killarney) beat Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) 4&3
Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) beat Maeve Cummins (Lurgan) 19th
Rachel Thompson (Cork) lost to Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 1 down
Paula Grant (Lisburn) beat Orla Dunphy (Kilkenny) 6&5
Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) lost to Lisa O’Shea (Shannon)2&1

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Quarter Finals
Paula Walsh (Doneraile) lost to Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 4&2
Alice Hutchinson (St. Anne’s) lost to Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) 7&5
Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush) lost to Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) 2 holes
Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) lost to Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) on 19th

Last 16
Paula Walsh (Doneraile) beat Clodagh Walsh (Castlewarden/MU) 2&1
Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) beat Louise Coffey (Malone) W/O
Anna Dawson (Tramore) lost to Alice Hutchinson (St. Anne’s) 8&6
Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe/MU) beat Aine Donegan (Woodstock) 2&1
Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush) beat Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington/MU) 1up
Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) beat Kate Dwyer (Rossmore) 5&4
Roisin Brady (Co. Louth) lost to Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) 4&2
Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) beat Aoife Lowry (Tipperary) 3&2