Ireland to face Swedes in European Senior Women's Team semis

Ireland to face Swedes in European Senior Women's Team semis
Ireland's Gertie McMullen

Ireland's Gertie McMullen

Ireland beat Switzerland  3.5-1.5 will play Sweden in the semi-finals of the European Senior Women's Team Championship in Poland on Friday.

Sweden will clearly be no pushovers as they showed when they overcame second place qualifiers and championship holders France by winning the last two matches on the 20th.

Ireland were too good for the Swiss and after the  foursomes match of Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy ended up in a halved match. Jackie Dangel-Orley beat Suzanne Corcoran 4&3 before Irish Seniors Close champion Gertie McMullen from The Island proved her class with a 7&5 win.

Tralee's Mary Sheehy and East Berkshire's Laura Webb followed suit with 3&2 and 4&3 wins, respectively to send Ireland through to the last four.

England will face Belgium in the other semi-final bidding for their second win in an event which was first played in 2006.

Ireland have also won the title just once with their win coming at Bled Golf Club in Slovenia in 2013.

Past winners

European Senior Ladies’ Team Championships – Flight A

Detailed results

Friday 2 September - Semi-Final

Ireland v Sweden

  1. 11:50 Carol Wickham & Sheena McElroy v Helene Maxe & Charlotte Rhedin
  2. 11:59 Suzanne Corcoran v Christin Moller 
  3. 12:08 Mary Sheehy v Maria Liberg 
  4. 12:17 Laura Webb v Catharina Mansson 
  5. 12:26 Gertie McMullen v Louise Idestahl 


Ireland 3.5 Switzerland 1.5

  1. Carol Wickham & Sheena McElroy halved with Anne Argi & Nathalie Roduit 
  2. Suzanne Corcoran lost to Jackie Dangel-Orley 4&3
  3. Mary Sheehy beat Marie-Christine De Werra 3&2
  4. Laura Webb beat Mimmi Guglielmone 4&3
  5. Gertie McMullen beat Katherine Hills Peppler 7&5

Qualifying Scores

154 Laura Web 80 74
155 Mary Sheehy 76 79
155 Sheena McElroy 74 81
158  Suzanne Corcoran 77 81
159 Gertie McMullen 79 80
163 Carol Wickham 81 82