Leinster won the Girls Interprovincial title for the first time since 2003 thanks to a 4-2 win over defending champions Ulster on the final day at Donagahdee, writes the ILGU
Ulster had won the title eight times in the last nine years but Leinster were determined from the outset and in the revised format of two foursomes and four singles in each round, team manager Mary Culliton's strategy of maintaining the same foursomes pairings paid off with both pairs remaining unbeaten over the three rounds.
Meadhbh Doyle and Lauren Walsh beat Clare Calvert and Laura McCaw 1 up before Nicole McGavisk and Elisa Corcoran defeated Becky McNiece and Anna Morwood 3 and 2 to put Leinster 2-0 up.
Then in the singles wins for Julie McCarthy over fellow international Annabel Wilson and by Ciara Casey over Judithe Allen secured a famous win.
Girls Interprovincial Matches, Donaghadee GC, 20th - 21st August 2014
Points Table (after round 3)
- Leinster 3 (14 matches)
- Munster 2 (11 matches)
- Ulster 1 (9½ matches)
- Connacht 0 (1½ matches)
LEINSTER 4 ULSTER 2 (Leinster names first)
Meadhbh Doyle & Lauren Walsh beat Clare Calvert & Laura McCaw 1up
Nicole McGavisk & Elisa Corcoran beat Becky McNiece & Anna Morwood 3&2
- Julie McCarthy beat Annabel Wilson 3&2
- Rachel Taylor lost to Hannah Henderson 3&2
- Ciara Casey beat Judithe Allen 5&4
- Molly Dowling lost to Maeve Cummins 2up
CONNACHT 0 MUNSTER 6 (Connacht names first)
- Roisin Timothy & Lorna Mullally lost to Katie Aherne & Caitriona Griffin 5&4
- Roisin O'Brien & Ailbhe Bourke lost to Ciara Leonard & Rachel Thompson 4&3
- Zoe Collins lost to Mairead Martin 2&1
- Maeve Rooney lost to Gemma McCathy 3&2
- Maeve Kelly lost to Tara Whelan 3&2
- Niamh Cronin lost to Valerie Clancy 4&2