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After a tremendous weekend of golf in which the four Regional winners competed  in the hope of winning the much sought after Green Pennant.  It was Mannan Castle, who were glorious on the day and tle crowned  All Ireland Miele Champions for 2013.   Mannan Castle Golf Club: Mary McKenna (President, ILGU) presenting Rosemary Barry (Team Manager) with the Miele All Ireland Ladies Fourball trophy after their victory at Lucan Golf Club. L/R Rita O’Loughlin, Vera Kelly (Lady Captain, Mannan Castle ...

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12 September 2013 Ireland’s Gertie McMullen (The Island) pictured with ILGU Board member Dympna Conlon and Castlerock Lady Captain Diane Stuart fired a final round 79 to defeat Canada’s Diane Williams by four strokes to win the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay title at Castlerock Golf Club, Friday 13 September. As the gale force winds and torrential rain abated for the first time all week, overnight leader McMullen started shakily to lose the lead and stood four ...

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05 September 2013 Applications are now being sought from players seeking help in developing their golf and who are committed to complying with all components of the outlined programme. The aim of Regional Training is to develop players who have desire to play representative golf.  The role of the ILGU Regional Coaches is to monitor and direct the technical proficiencies of players and their development of skills through the delivery of a curriculum that has been devised ...

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Defending Champions Royal Portrush pictured with Team Captain Melanie Mitchell & Team Manager Maud Wilson won their 26th Irish Senior Cup title with a 3½-1½ victory over Kilkenny in final at Portumna Golf Club, 16 August. THE FINAL The top match was a ding-dong affair with Mary Dowling coming from behind on several occasions and firing an up-and-down birdie on 17 to tie the match. Lucy Simpson responded admirably by finding the green at the short 18 ...

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  GIRLS’ INTERPROVINCIAL MATCHES BIRR GOLF CLUB, 21 – 22 AUGUST 2013 Final Points Table Ulster  2½ pts (16 matches won)  Leinster   2½ pts (14 matches won) Munster   1 pt Connacht 0 pt Ulster take title from Leinster by a 2 match winning margin…. With Ulster and Leinster tied with 1½ points going into the final round, Ulster knew a convincing win over reigning champions Munster could see them take the title unless Leinster achieved a whitewash win against Connacht. Connacht’s ...

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The second annual Praxis Care / Abbey Real Estate Golf Classic at the Hilton Templepatrick raised an amzing £6,332 for the work of the charity Praxis Care. After brunch, and being presented with a goodie bag including tray bakes made by Praxis Care Conlig Work Skills, play began with a shotgun start and 17 teams hit the fairways of The Hilton Course. A special Praxis Care service user competition was run by Eamonn Logue (Dir.of Golf) with 14 service users from Praxis ...

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    Paula Grant (Lisburn) beat Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) on the 19th in a dramatic finish at Ballybunion. In gale force winds the pair battled for the crown. The 19th Par 4 – Lisa’s drive found the fairway and Paula in the rough on the right.  Paula punched her second with a wood 50 yards short of the green.  Lisa’s second in greenside trap. Both end up on green about 20 ft from the hole.  Paula holed her putt for ...

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Local favourite Sinead Sexton (pictured with Lahinch President Valerie Hassett & Lady Captain Aedín McCarthy) fired a second round 74 to win the Vaughan Trophy 36 Hole Scratch Cup at Lahinch Golf Club on Saturday 27 April. Sinead opened her tournament with a sparkling 73 to tie with Birr’s Patrice Delaney at lunchtime. Patrice slipped down the field with a 79 in the afternoon while the gap was closed to just one stroke by Lucy Simpson ...

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Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) won her first Scratch Cup of 2013 by 3 strokes from Amy Farrell (Moate) and Mary Dowling (New Ross) in glorious sunshine at Hermitage, Sunday 5th May. Joint leader at lunchtime following an impressive 3 under par 70, matched only by Mary Dowling, Leona wrapped up the 42nd Hermitage Scratch Cup, kindly sponsored by Dermot Kelly Ltd – main FORD dealer, with a level par 73 in the afternoon to lead the ...

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St. Mary’s High School Lurgan and Belfast Royal Academy won the Irish Schools Senior and Junior Cup Finals at the 2013 Irish Schools Championships at Milltown Golf Club, Monday 29th April. St. Mary’s High School’s Annabel Wilson returned a sparkling 32 gross points, 41 nett points, and schoolmate Niamh McSherry signed for 31 gross points to win the Senior Cup from Loreto College Clonmel represented by Gemma McCarthy (27 gross pts) and Abbie Kiely (24 gross ...

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