Ireland have beaten England 4.5 – 3.5 to claim the Senior Home Internationals title in Newport in Wales. Both sides were level on points going into the final match leaving it all to play for. A very tight morning saw both teams take 1.5 points from the foursomes but Ireland won 3 out of the 5 singles matches securing a 4.5 – 3.5 win on the day and a 1 point victory overall.

Overall Points Table
Ireland – 3pts
England – 2pts
Wales – 0.5pts
Scotland – 0.5pts

Morning Foursomes – Ireland 1.5 – 1.5 England
Catherine Reilly & Margaret McAuliffe lost to Julie Brown & Aileen Greenfield 5&4
Suzanne Corcoran & Gertie McMullen beat Jackie Foster & Felicity Christine 2&1
Laura Webb & Sheena McElroy halved with Lulu Housman & Caroline Berry

Afternoon Singles – Ireland 3 – 2 England
Suzanne Corcoran lost to Julie Brown 3&1
Gertie McMullen beat Fiona Edmond 1up
Mary MacLaren lost to Jackie Foster 2&1
Sheena McElroy beat Caroline Berry 2up
Laura Webb beat Lulu Housman 3&1

Day 2
Morning Foursomes – Ireland 2 – 1 Wales
Laura Webb & Sheena McElroy beat Jane Rees & Chris Harries 2&1
Suzanne Corcoran & Gertie McMullen beat Sharon Roberts & Olwen Davies 7&5
Margaret McAuliffe & Catherine Reilly lost to Ann Lewis & Fernon Patricia 3&2

Afternoon Singles – Ireland 4 – 1 Wales
Gertie McMullen beat Patricia Fernon 3&2
Suzanne Corcoran beat Ann Lewis 4&2
Mary MacLaren lost to Patricia Fernon by 1 hole
Sheena McElroy beat Sharon Roberts 5&3
Laura Webb beat Chris Harries 7&6
Day 1
Morning Foursomes – Ireland 3 – 0 Scotland 
Gertie McMullen & Suzanne Corcoran beat Sheena Wood & Gillian Kyle –  2&1
Laura Webb & Sheena McElroy beat  Fiona De Vries & Frances Millar – 3&2
Catherine Reilly & Margaret McAulife beat Lorna McKinlay & Donna Jackson – 1 hole

Afternoon Singles – Ireland 3 – 2 Scotland
Suzanne Corcoran lost to Fiona De Vries 4&3
Mary MacLaren lost to Sheena Wood 5&3
Gertie McMullen beat Gillian Kyle 3&2
Laura Webb beat Frances Millar 7&5
Sheena McElroy beat Lorna McKinlay 4&3

European Champions in 2016, Ireland narrowly lost out to England who won their 10th Senior title in last year’s matches. 
The Irish team have won the matches just twice since its inception in 2003, the last of which was in 2013.

The Senior Women’s Home Internationals Team
Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna)
Mary MacLaren (Royal Portrush)
Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunnion)
Sheena McElroy (Grange)
Gertie McMullen (The Island)
Catherine Reilly (The Heath)
Laura Webb (East Berkshire)
Team Manager: Pauline Walsh (Headfort)