Laytown and Bettystown face Killarney young guns in AIG Senior Cup final
Killarney Young Guns win.........Valerie Clancy (13 years), Caitriona Griffin (17 years) and Mairead Martin (14 years) who won their matches to secure a final place for Killarney Golf Club at the 2014 AIG All Ireland Senior Cup Finals at Mount Wolseley Country Club today (15/08/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

Killarney Young Guns win.........Valerie Clancy (13 years), Caitriona Griffin (17 years) and Mairead Martin (14 years) who won their matches to secure a final place for Killarney Golf Club at the 2014 AIG All Ireland Senior Cup Finals at Mount Wolseley Country Club today (15/08/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

First-time finalists Killarney will play 1988 champions Laytown and Bettystown in the final of the AIG sponsored Irish Senior Cup at Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Club today, writes the ILGU.

Underage stars Valerie Clancy, Caitriona Griffin and Mairead Martin haven been inspirational for the Munster side, who beat Elm Park in Friday’s semi finals having already dispatched Co. Sligo earlier in the day.

In a much tighter affair, the second semi final saw Laytown and Bettystown overcome a strong challenge from 2009 champions Kilkenny.

Thirteen year old Valerie Clancy (Killarney) driving from the 16th tee during her semi final match at the 2014 AIG All Ireland Senior Cup Finals at Mount Wolseley Country Club (15/08/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

Mary Dowling drew first blood for the Cats with a home green victory over Carol Wickham, who’s daughter Rachel levelled the tie with a 16th hole victory over Orla Dunphy.

Alison Taylor continued her fine form winning on 16  to nudge her side ahead only for Kilkenny’s Mary Leahy Browne to level the contest once again with an extra tie hole win over Barbara Cooney.

It was then left to youngster Ellie Metcalfe who booked the Meath side’s berth in Satuday’s final, edging past the experienced Ann Smee at the first extra tie hole.

Laytown and Bettystown now aim to repeat their sole victory achieved back in 1988 while the youngsters of Killarney look to win the Irish Senior Cup at their first time of trying.

The final tees off at Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Club at 10am tomorrow, Saturday 16 August and all are welcome.

Ariana Coyle Diez (Elm Park) has an unusual problem with a scarecrow at the 12th green at the 2014 AIG All Ireland Senior Cup Finals at Mount Wolseley Country Club  (15/08/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

AIG Irish Senior Cup Quarter Finals, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

SATURDAY 16 AUGUST
FINAL
10.00 Killarney -v- Laytown & Bettystown

FRIDAY 15 AUGUST
SEMI FINALS 
Elm Park ½ Killarney 4½

  • Ariana Coyle Diez lost to Caitriona Griffin 2/1
  • Louise Mernagh lost to Mairead Martin 5/4
  • Rachel McDonnell lost to Valerie Clancy 1up
  • Madeleine Canty halved with Claire Keating
  • Jane Conan lost to Nicola Rainsford 4/2

Laytown & Bettystown 3 Kilkenny 2

  • Carol Wickham lost to Mary Dowling 1up

  • Alison Taylor beat Katie Aherne 5/3

  • Rachel Taylor beat Orla Dunphy 3/2

  • Barbara Cooney lost to Mary Leahy Browne at 19th

  • Eleanor Metcalfe beat Ann Smee at 19th


QUARTER FINALS
Royal Portrush 2 Elm Park 3

  • Lucy Simpson lost to Ariana Coyle Diez 7/5

  • Gemma McClenaghan beat Louise Mernagh 4/3

  • Helen Jones lost to Rachel McDonnell 1up

  • Hannah Henderson beat Nano Brennan 2/1

  • Naoimh Quigg lost to Madeline Canty 3/2

Co. Sligo ½ Killarney 4½

  • Holly Robinson lost to Caitriona Griffin 2/1

  • Maeve Rooney lost to  Mairead Martin 2/1

  • Siobhan Flanagan lost to Valerie Clancy 6/5

  • Maeve Kelly halved with Ailish Mulcahy

  • Emma McTiernan lost to Nicola Rainsford 5/4

Laytown & Bettystown 3½ Douglas 1½

  • Carol Wickham beat Kate MacCann 2/1

  • Alison Taylor halved with Karen O'Neill

  • Rachel Taylor beat Tara Gribben 4/3

  • Phil O'Gorman lost to Eavan Higgins 6/4

  • Barbara Cooney beat Edel Coyne 6/5

Enniscorthy 1 Kilkenny 4

  • Aisling O'Leary lost to Mary Dowling 3/2

  • Nicola King halved with Mary Leahy Browne

  • Ciara Sharkey lost to Orla Dunphy 3/2

  • Laura Dempsey lost to Katie Aherne 6/5

  • Jennifer King halved with Ann Smee