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 Shannon Burke impressed throughout the series and was in no mood to let up as she duly defeated Leinster’s Julie McCarthy 2&1 to win 3 out of 3 top of the order matches. April Timothy coming from behind halved her match against Rachel Taylor and Roisin O’Brien went on to win her second match for Connacht to add to Leinsters woes.
Ulster’s mid order players impressed throughout the week with Niamh Ward, Judithe Allen and Annabel Wilson winning all of their matches so when Chloe Weir, Niamh McSherry and Hannah Henderson gave Ulster an early 3 match advantage the mid order duly obliged and earned the title for Ulster despite Munster’s Lisa O’Shea and Mairead Martin winning the last 2 matches for Mairead to also achieve an impressive clean sweep of wins.
Results for Round 3 – Thursday 22nd August Connacht 2½ – 5½ Leinster Shannon Burke beat Julie McCarthy 2&1 Blaithin O’Brien lost to Laura Doherty 7&6 Maeve Rooney lost to Meadhbh Doyle 4&2 Maeve Kelly lost to Ciara Casey 2&1 April Timothy halved with Rachel Taylor Noreen Maloney lost to Molly Dowling 5&4 Roisin Timothy lost to Eleanor Metcalfe 7&5 Roisin O’Brien beat Clodagh Walshe 1up
Munster 2 – 6 Ulster Gemma McCarthy lost to Chloe Weir 4&3 Tara Whelan lost to Niamh McSherry 1up Catriona Griffin lost to Hannah Henderson 3&2 Ciara Magill lost to Niamh Ward 3&2 Clodagh Jones lost to Judithe Allen 2&1 Paula Walsh lost to Annabel Wilson 2&1 Lisa O’Shea beat Clare Calvert 4&3 Mairead Martin beat Laura McCaw 3&1
Round 1 Munster defeated Connacht in their first round match to win a point and remain on course to retain the title while Leinster and Ulster halved their match overall.