Ireland Win GOLD at European Senior Ladies Team Championships – Slovenia
Ireland qualified 4th, beat Sweden in the quarter-finals, The Netherlands in the semi finals and then beat Italy in the Final of the European Senior Ladies Team Championships to win the GOLD MEDAL in Bled, Slovenia 3-7 September 2013.
Ireland made it an historic double with the men also winning the European Senior Team Championships at Pannonia Golf and Country Club in Hungary, beating Sweden 4-1 in the final.
Irish Close Champion Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) wrapped up a fine week’s work with a second extra tie hole win to secure Gold for Ireland after Carol Wickham and Laura Webb won their singles ties.
FINAL: IRELAND 3½ ITALY 1½ (7th Sept) Sheena Mc Elroy & Pat Doran halved with Francesca Christillin & Emanuela Gumirato Suzanne Corcoran beat Camilla Dettori at 20th Carol Wickham beat Clotilde Fasolis Costa 3/2 Gertie Mc Mullen lost to Giovanna Foglia 1up Laura Webb beat Silvia Valli 2/1
SEMI-FINALS: NETHERLANDS ½ IRELAND 4½ (6th Sept) Karin Berghuijs & Carola Vidor lost to Sheena Mc Elroy & Pat Doran 6/4 Tita McCart halved with Suzanne Corcoran Siene Dresselhuys lost to Carol Wickham 4/3 Nan Croockewit lost to Gertie Mc Mullen 4/3 Laurence Nolte lost to Laura Webb 7/5
QUARTER-FINALS: IRELAND 3 SWEDEN 2 (5th Sept) Sheena Mc Elroy & Pat Doran beat Viveca Hoff & Brigitta Ljung 1up Suzanne Corcoran lost to Louise Idestahl 1up Carol Wickham beat Helene Maxe 5/4 Gertie Mc Mullen lost to Christina Birke 6/4 Laura Webb beat Anette Djup 5/3
QUALIFYING ROUNDS (3rd & 4th Sept) FLIGHT A 777 Netherlands 388 389 780 France 394 386 792 England 396 396 793 Ireland 398 395 (Suzanne Corcoran 78 79 Pat Doran 83 81 Sheena McElroy 81 81 Gertie McMullen 83 84 Laura Webb 80 79 Carol Wickham 76 75)