After 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 Continue reading
Cork had two impressive wins today and booked themselves into the final of the Ladies Irish Senior Cup tomorrow.
Claire Coughlan Ryan overcame Fiona Moclair 5&4 and in the middle match, Paula Walsh secured a 6&4 victory over Claire Staunton. Cork’s Junior International Rachel Thompson added the final blow with a 2up win over past Senior International Mary Madden. The last two matches were called in, resulting in a 4-1 win for the Cork team. It was more of the same in the afternoon when Cork took on Milltown in the semi-final. Thompson (2&1), Walsh (5&3) and Coughlan Ryan (1up) all clocked up wins in the first three matches, putting Cork into the final. Cork will face the winner of Kilkenny and Clandeboye which is still on the course. Kilkenny are leading and look like going through. The finals are taking place at Greystones Golf Club.
BALLINASLOE 1 CORK 4
Fiona Moclair (6) lost to Claire Continue reading
Pictures from Douglas Golf Club this afternoon:
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Beaten finalists in 2014 and 2015, Douglas will be hoping the home course advantage will help them to go one better this year in the Irish Senior Cup. The Munster qualifier is taking place this weekend in Douglas and home side face East Cork in their first round match. The Douglas team features Karen O’Neill, Tara Gribben, Kate McCann, Evan Higgins and Sara Byrne.
There are 14 clubs in action this weekend with up to four rounds of matchplay facing the finalists. Cork and Muskerry have bye’s through to the second round this afternoon. Killarney were winners in 2014 and Lahinch in 2015, when each respective club were hosts for the Munster district qualifier.
Match 1: 07:30 Lahinch v Clonmel
Match 2: 08:10 Tipperary v Killarney
Match 3: 08:50 Castletroy v Dooks
Match 4: Muskerry (bye)
Match 5: 09:38 Douglas v East Cork
Match 6: 10:18 Limerick v Ballybunion
Match 7: Cork (bye)
Match 8: 10:58 Mallow v Tralee
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