Leinster and Ulster top day one at ILGU Interpros

​​​​The Women's and Girls' Interprovincial Matches take place from July 10 - 12 at Castledargan Golf Club

  • 10 July 2018

​Caption: Lucy Simpson (Ulster) (Credit: Fran Caffrey | Golffile)

DRAW and SCORING (Women's Interprovincial Matches)
DRAW and SCORING​ (Girls' Interprovincial Matches)

The Leinster Women’s and Girls’ Teams began the defence of their Interprovincial titles this morning at Castle Dargan Golf Club, Co. Sligo. 

A clean sweep for team Leinster in the girls morning foursomes matches was followed by a sole win for the Connacht side from Roscommon’s Chloe O’Connor and a halved match between Canice Screene and Annabel Greham leaving the final score of 6.5 – 1.5.

Meanwhile the tie between the Ulster and Munster girls was too close to call at lunch time but wins for Anna McVicker, Olivia McCrystal and Rebekah Gardner in the singles confirmed a 5 – 3 win for the northern side.

The strong pairing of Shannon Burke and Anne McCormack led out the Connacht Women’s team and posted the first blue point as they overcame Meadhbh Doyle and Molly Dowling 3&2. Burke continued her strong run of form and again overcame Doyle in the afternoon, 6&4. Ultimately the Leinster side would get the better of Connacht but only by the narrowest of margins.

The Ulster Women’s team, who won the event at Castledargan in 2013, finished their opening day on a high also as they overcame Munster by 3 matches. While Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) won both her foursomes and singles matches the strong Ulster side claimed 5.5 points overall to edge ahead.

Day 2 will see Leinster now take on Munster while Connacht face Ulster.

Tuesday 10th July: Ulster vs. Munster; Connacht vs. Leinster
Wednesday 11th July: Leinster vs. Munster; Connacht vs. Ulster
Thursday 12th July: Munster vs. Connacht; Ulster vs. Leinster