Ariana Coyle Diez, Rachel McDonnell and Hannah Gleeson after their victory in the All Ireland Girls Interclub final at West Waterford Golf Club. Picture by Pat CashmanElm Park defeated a strong Limerick team the Girls’ U19 Interclub Final played at West Waterford Golf Club this afternoon, writes the ILGU.

Limerick found themselves in an uphill battle when Hannah Glesson gave the Dublin side an early lead by disposing of a luckless Emma Guinan after 10 holes in the third match.  

The remain two matches saw constant shifts in momentum over the back nine with Elm Park looking to be in control on a few occasions.  

Tara Whelan was in devastating form for Limerick, firing six birdies to secure a narrow one hole victory over current girls’ international Ariana Coyle Diez.  

Rachel McDonnell was in similar form, claiming her match and the title for the Leinster Championships by holding her nerve to convert from five feet on the home green much to the delight of the sizable galleries.

Girls’ U19 Interclub Final

Limerick 1 Elm Park 2

Tara Whelan (5) bt Ariana Coyle Diez (2) 1up

Nicole Power (23) lost to Rachel McDonnell (6) 1up

Emma Guinan (24) lost to Hannah Gleeson 9&8

Semi Finals

Limerick 2.5 Lurgan 0.5

Tara Whelan (5) bt Annabel Wilson (5) 5&3

Heather Fitzgerald (21) bt Maeve Cummins (14) 4&2

Nicole Power (23) halved with Eadaoin Ward (22)

Elm Park 2.5 Co. Sligo 0.5

Ariana Coyle Diez (2) bt Maeve Kelly (7) 5&4

Rachel McDonnell (6) halved with Maeve Rooney (7)

Hannah Gleeson (15) bt Emma McTernan (11) 3&1