Senior caps for Helly and Girls' stars McSherry, Wilson and McCarthy

Sarah Helly. Picture: Pat Cashman

Irish Close champion Sarah Helly will be joined by Girls' internationals Julie McCarthy, Niamh McSherry and Annabel Wilson in the Irish team for next month's Women’s Home International Matches at Royal Wimbledon.

The will join four players who represented Ireland at the Ladies European Team Championships — Maria Dunne (Skerries), Paula Grant (Lisburn), Olivia Mahaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) and Chloe Ryan (Castletroy).

McCarthy (Forrest Little),  McSherry (Lurgan) and Wilson (Lurgan) were members of Irish Girls'. side at the European Girls Team Championship recently.

The ILGU believes the team strikes "the perfect mix of youth and experience. 

The team will be captained by Sinead Keane (Royal Curragh/Naas) for the second consecutive year. Donal Scott will travel with the ladies as coach and Valerie Hassett will join as manager.  

Irish Ladies Home International Team, Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, 9-11 September 2015

  • Maria Dunne (Skerries)
  • Paula Grant (Lisburn)
  • Sara Helly (Enniscrone)
  • Olivia Mahaffey (Royal County Down Ladies)
  • Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little)
  • Niamh McSherry (Lurgan)
  • Chloe Ryan (Castletroy)
  • Annabel Wilson (Lurgan)
  1. 1st Reserve: Sinead Sexton (Lahinch)
  2. 2nd Reserve: Louise Coffey (Malone)
  3. 3rd Reserve: Jessica Ross (Donaghadee)
  4. 4th Reserve: Tara Gribben (Warrenpoint)
  • Team Captain: Sinead Keane
  • Team Manager: Valerie Hassett  
  • Team Coach: Donal Scott