Lisa Maguire makes Close semis

Lancôme Irish Ladies’ Close Championship

Child star Lisa Maguire blasted her way into the semi-finals of the Lancôme Irish Ladies’ Close Championship at Lahinch.

The 12-year-old from Slieve Russell beat Limerick's Catherine Tucker 4 and 3 and then thrashed The Curragh's Sinead Keane 5 and 4 to set up a semi-final clash with Tipperary's Marian Riordan on Wednesday.

Defending champion Tricia McDonnell’s hopes of securing a third successive Ladies Close victory ended in a 19th hole second round defeat to Irish International Sinead O’Sullivan from Galway.

But O'Sullivan had no answer to Riordan's brilliance in the quarter-finals, losing 6 and 5 after trailing by three holes at the turn.

In the top half of the draw, Carlow's Karen Delaney beat 2004 champion Deirdre Smith 4 and 2 and will face Maura Morrin, who beat Delaney's sister Tara one up.

Irish Ladies Close Championship, Lahinch
Second round
Tara Delaney (Carlow) beat Holli Snelling (Killarney) 3/2
Maura Morrin (The Curragh) beat Mary Dowling (New Ross) 1up
Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) beat Dawn Marie Conaty (Ashbourne) 5/4
Karen Delaney (Carlow) beat Niamh Kitching (Claremorris) 2/1
Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) beat Catherine Tucker (Limerick) 4/3
Sinead Keane (The Curragh) beat Maria Dunne (Skerries) 3/2
Marian Riordan (Tipperary) beat Eileen Rose Power (Kilkenny) 5/4
Sinead O'Sullivan (Galway) beat Tricia McDonnell (Ennis) at 19th

Maura Morrin (The Curragh) beat Tara Delaney (Carlow) 1 up
Karen Delaney (Carlow) beat Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) 4/3
Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) beat Sinead Keane (The Curragh) 5/4
Marian Riordan (Tipperary) beat Sinead O'Sullivan (Galway) 6/5

(9.0) Maura Morrin v Karen Delaney
(9.10) Lisa Maguire v Marian Riordan.

Ita Wallace Trophy
Sarah Carty (The Island) beat Anne McCormack (Roscommon) 19th
Helen Jones (Strabane) beat Jean Farrell (Youghal) 19th

Helen Jones (Strabane) bt Sarah Carty (The Island) 4/3.