Ireland got off to a fantastic start in the Women’s Home Internationals when they beat England 6-3 at Aberdovey links in the first leg as hosts Wales beat Scotland 6.5-2.5
After sharing the morning foursomes 1.5-1.5, Ireland stepped up in the singles with wins for Maria Dunne, Mary Doyle, Jean O’Driscoll and Paula Grant, putting them in a great position before today’s matches. Olivia Mehaffey lost to Holly Muse 2&1 Chloe Ryan and India Clyburn halved their match. Wales had a great win over Scotland with a 5-1 finish in the singles. Megan Briggs was Scotland’s only winner in the afternoon matches.
Thursday 18th September

Ireland -v- Wales

9:00 Mary Doyle and Maria Dunne – v – Samantha Birks and Jordan Ryan

9:10 Amy Farrell and Sinead Sexton – v – Chloe Williams and Becky Harries

9:20 Paula Grant and Olivia Mehaffey – v – Lauren Hillier and Rachel Lewis

Irish Team

Mary Doyle (The Heath)
Maria Dunne (Skerries)
Amy Farrell (Moate)
Paula Grant (Lisburn)
Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies)
Jean O’Driscoll (Muskerry)
Chloe Ryan (Castletroy)
Sinead Sexton (Lahinch)

Captain: Sinead Keane (Royal Curragh/Naas)
Coach: Donal Scott