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Déjà vu for Ulster Women as Leinster Girls get 3-in-a-row

​​Ulster and Leinster are the Women’s and Girls’ Interprovincial Championships for 2018.

  • 12 July 2018

​Caption: Chloe Weir (Ulster) is congratulated by Clodagh Walsh (Leinster) on the final green at Castle Dargan (Photo: Pat Cashman)

RESULTS (Women's Interprovincial Matches)
RESULTS (Girls' Interprovincial Matches)

Ulster and Leinster are the 2018 Women’s and Girls’ Interprovincial Champions at Castle Dargan.

The Leinster Girls’ claimed their third title in-a-row as they remained unbeaten all week, winning 18.5 matches from a possible 24. It was Emma Fleming who ensured her team could not be beaten by closing her match against Rebekah Gardner 4&3. The 13-year-old from Elm Park is definitely one to watch and already has a multitude of experience under her belt including a victory over Senior International Lauren Walsh in last week’s Leinster Girls’ Championship.
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Caption: Emma Fleming (Leinster) (Photo: Pat Cashman)

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the day was when Connacht’s Chloe O’Connor holed her tee shot on the par 3 11th for her first hole-in-one. Her PW from 121yards skipped into the hole while opponent Anna Dawson looked on in awe.
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Caption: Chloe O'Connor (Connacht) who had a her first hole-in-one at Castle Dargan today (Photo: Pat Cashman)

The women’s matches were a much tighter affair and although Leinster had clinched two of the morning foursomes, the teams were tied with 10 holes to go.  Wins for Lucy Simpson and Louise Coffey swung the tie in Ulster’s favour and when Jessica Ross and Chloe Weir duly followed, another win for Ulster at Castle Dargan was confirmed.

“We had nice memories coming back here again for Interpros after 5 years,” said Jessica Ross, who was on the winning team in 2013. “Back then we had Paula [Grant], Lisa and Leona [Maguire] on the team, but we were definitely strong again this year and it’s nice to get the trophy back after 2 years!”

Connacht and Munster halved the other tie and finished on equal points to share third place behind Leinster.