No Joy for Cork or Douglas in Senior Cup

Senior Cup LahinchDouglas and Cork both made it as far as the semi-finals of the Ladies Irish Senior Cup which took place in Thurles over the weekend.  Douglas faced Kinsale in the first round and it was the city side who won.  Sara Byrne, Karen O’Neill, Clodagh Coughlan and Jemma Barry all recorded wins while Kate McCann halved her match.  While it was a good win for Douglas it should be noted that Kinsale gave up over 40 shots in total in the five matches.  In the second round Douglas were up against local opposition again, this time it was East Cork.  Douglas led from the start with Byrne, O’Neill and Coughlan winning their matches.  That was as good as it would get for Douglas as they lost out to Lahinch in the semi-final.  The handicaps were going against Douglas in this match, with 16 shots between the two sides.  Chloe Ryan and Sinead Sexton (both playing off +3) won the first two matches, and the contest was over when Lahinch’s Sarah Cunningham won on the 16th.  Lahinch would go on to have an impressive win over Killarney in the final on Sunday aftermoon.

Cork had a good start on Saturday with an opening win over Ballybunion in the first round.  There were wins for Rachel Thompson, Claire Coughlan Ryan and recently returned Paula Walsh while Miriam Abernethy and Ailish Thompson were Continue reading

Clancy & Martin help Killarney to Senior Cup title

Killarney ILGU Senior Cup

Killarney who won the ILGU Senior Cup on Saturday.  Pic: Pat Cashmn

Mairead Martin and Valerie Clancy played a key part in Killarney’s Irish Senior Cup win over the weekend.  The Cork girls were playing in the ILGU finals at Royal Curragh and they helped Killarney pick up their first national Senior Cup pennant.  Mairead who is playing out of Kanturk and Valerie who is from Mitchelstown have been attached to Killarney for several years and while both have had plenty of individual success, this team win was their first at national level.  Both have been capped at international level this year so the Senior Cup winners medal is a great finish to a very busy summer season for the pair.  Kilkenny were the quarter final opponents and the Cork girls led the playing order with both girls winning their matches.  There was more of the same on Friday afternoon when another two wins helped Killarney overcome The Island.  On Saturday morning they faced Continue reading