Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey had two wins on the opening day of the Home Internationals. © ILGUIreland’s hopes of winning the Ladies Internationals for the first time since 2004 began with a 4.5- 4.5 tie with Scotland on the opening day at Scotscraig.

England lost 2.5 to 6.5 to Wales.

Wednesday 11th September

Ireland 4.5 - Scotland 4.5

Morning Foursomes

Lisa Maguire & Leona Maguire lost to Alyson McKechin & Eilidh Briggs 5&4

Maria Dunne & Emma O’Driscoll lost to Megan Briggs & Gabrielle Macdonald 2&1

Paula Grant & Olivia Mehaffey beat Lauren Whyte & Connie Jaffrey 4&3

Afternoon Singles

Lisa Maguire beat Alyson McKechin 3&1

Paula Grant lost to Megan Briggs 3&2

Maria Dunne beat Gabrielle Macdonald 5&3

Amy Farrell lost to Lauren Whyte 2&1

Olivia Mehaffey beat Hannah McCook 3&2

Leona Maguire halved with Eilidh Briggs

England 2.5 - Wales 6.5


Mary Doyle (The Heath)

Maria Dunne (Skerries)

Amy Farrell (Moate)

Paula Grant (Lisburn)

Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell)

Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell)

Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies)

Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion)

Captain: Claire Coughlan Ryan (Cork)

President/Manager: Mary McKenna MBE (Donabate)

High Performance Manager: David Kearney