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Irish U16 Girls overcome Wales

​​​​The ​Ireland U16's will face Wales at Rosslare Golf Club on St. Patrick's Day weekend

  • 15 March 2019

​Caption: Molly O'Hara (Clandeboye) (Photo: Pat Cashman Photography)

The Irish U16 Girls' Squad  took on their Welsh counterparts over St. Patricks weekend where the weather played havoc resulting in the two day event being reduced. 

Ireland (5) vs. Wales (4)
Round 1 (Irish names first. Matches played over 9 holes due to weather):
Anna Dawson and Corrina Griffin lost to Harriet Lockley and Kasumi Tran 1 hole
Molly O’Hara and Rebekah Gardner halved with Gracie Mayo and Megan Vineall 
Olivia McCrystal and Emma Fleming halved with Olivia Bannon and Hollie Jenkins

Round 2:
Cancelled due to weather. 

Round 3 (Irish names first):
Emma Fleming beat Harriet Lockley 1 hole
Olivia McCrystal beat Kasumi Tran 1 hole
Katie Poots lost to Gracie Mayo 6&5
Corrina Griffin lost to Olivia Bannon 2&1
Rebekah Gardner beat Meg Vineall 5&4
Molly O’Hara beat Hollie Jenkins 4&3

This match was introduced in 2016 in order to give younger players an experience of competing at an international level and was run in conjunction with a boys international between Ireland and Wales, taking place on the same dates.

ILGU U16 Development Coach Michelle Carroll and Irish Girls Team Manager S​​usie Hayes (Naas) accompanied the squad.

International Match; Ireland vs. Wales, Rosslare Golf Club, March 16 - 17: Anna Dawson (Tramore), Emma Fleming (Elm Park), Rebekah Gardner (Clandeboye), Corrina Griffin (Killarney), Olivia McCrystal (Holywood), Molly O'Hara (Clandeboye), Katie Poots (RCDL).