Munster capture Girls’ Interprovincials, Ulster crowned Ladies’ champions
 Ulster team mates Lisa Maguire, Niamh Ward and Tara Gribben celebrate after they had won ILGU  the Interprovincial championship title at Wexford Golf Club yesterday. Picture: Ronan Lang

Ulster team mates Lisa Maguire, Niamh Ward and Tara Gribben celebrate after they had won ILGU  the Interprovincial championship title at Wexford Golf Club yesterday. Picture: Ronan Lang

Munster captured the Girls’ Interprovincial Championship but had to settle for second best as Ulster took the Ladies’ title at Wexford.

While Leinster’s girls beat Connacht 9-0 to finish second in the championship, Munster edged out Ulster 5-4 to take the Under 18 title with wins over all three provinces.

Monkstown’s Ciara Leonard and Shannon’s Lisa O'Shea fell to Maeve Cummins and Hannah Henderson in the opening foursomes.

But wins for Killarney’s Catriona Griffin and Nicola Rainsford over Judithe Allen and Amy O’Donnell and for Roscrea’s Clodagh Jones and East Cork’s Grace McGrath sent the Munster girls on the road to victory thanks to that 2-1 advantage.

The singles were shared 3-3 with wins for Griffin, Jones and McGrath sealing Munster’s overall victory.

In the Ladies’ Interprovincials Munster ended up third with one win from three matches after going down 7-2 to winners Ulster.

While Lahinch’s Jenny Hennessy and Tipperary’s Aoife Lowry halved the opening foursomes, Doneraile’s Paula Walsh and East Clare’s Tara Whelan fell to Tara Gribben and Chloe Weir before Muskerry’s Jean O'Driscoll and Douglas’ Karen O'Neill fell 3 and 2 to Victoria Craig  and Niamh Ward.

A massive response was required in the singles but Munster managed just one win from five as Jenny Hennessy beat Victoria Craig 3 and 2 in what was a deserved Ulster victory.

Leinster beat Connacht 5-4 to finish second overall in the Ladies’ Matches. 

The winning Ulster team with Captain Janet Wilson at Wexford Golf Club. Picture: Ronan Lang

Ulster's Lisa Maguire gets a hug from Senior team Captain Janet Wilson after she had won her match on the 18th to secure the Interprovincial championship title  at Wexford golf club yesterday. Picture: Ronan Lang

 Munster, winners of the Girls Interprovincial Series, with Captain Jennifer Hickey at Wexford Golf Club. Picture: Ronan Lang

Munster, winners of the Girls Interprovincial Series, with Captain Jennifer Hickey at Wexford Golf Club. Picture: Ronan Lang

ILGU Interprovincial Matches, Wexford Golf Club

Ladies’ Interprovincial Matches

Final Points table

  1. Ulster 3 pts (18 matches); 
  2. Leinster 2 pts (14 matches);
  3. Munster 1 pt (13.5 matches)
  4. Connacht  0 (7.5 matches).

Leinster 5, Connacht 4

Foursomes: Leinster 1.5, Connacht 1.5

  1. Aedin Murphy & Louise Mernagh beat Maeve Kelly & Emma Gilmore 2&1
  2. Meadhbh Doyle & Rachel Taylor lost to Zoe Collins & Clodagh Hopkins 1up
  3. Ariana Coyle Diez & Mary Doyle halved with Shannon Burke & Anne McCormack

Ladies Singles: Leinster 3.5, Connacht 2.5

  1. Aedin Murphy halved with Anne McCormack
  2. Ariana Coyle Diez beat Emma Gilmore 6&5
  3. Louise Mernagh lost to Maeve Kelly 1up
  4. Rachel Taylor beat Shannon Burke 6&5
  5. Meadhbh Doyle beat Clodagh Hopkins 4&3
  6. Mary Doyle lost to Zoe Collins 3&2

Ulster 7, Munster 2

Ladies Foursomes: Ulster 2.5, Munster 0.5

  1. Lisa Maguire & Louise Coffey halved with Aoife Lowry & Jenny Hennessy
  2. Tara Gribben & Chloe Weir beat Tara Whelan & Paula Walsh 2&1
  3. Niamh Ward & Victoria Craig beat Karen O’Neill & Jean O’Driscoll 3&2

Ladies Singles: Ulster 4.5, Munster 1.5

  1. Lisa Maguire beat Paula Walsh 2up
  2. Louise Coffey beat Tara Whelan 2&1
  3. Victoria Craig lost to Jenny Hennessy 3&2
  4. Chloe Weir halved with Karen O’Neill
  5. Tara Gribben beat Aoife Lowry 5&4
  6. Niamh Ward beat Jean O’Driscoll 4&3.

Girls’ Interprovincials

Final Points Table

  1. Munster 3 pts (20 matches)
  2. Leinster 2 pts (17.5 matches)
  3.  Ulster  1 pt (13.5 matches)
  4. Connacht 0 pt (3 matches)   

Leinster 9, Connacht 0

Girls Foursomes: Leinster 3, Connacht 0

  1. Molly Dowling & Alice Hutchinson beat Chloe O’Connor & Ailbhe Bourke 5&4
  2. Ellie Metcalfe & Lauren Walsh beat Roisin Timothy & Roisin O’Brien 6&5
  3. Clodagh Walsh & Nicole McGavisk beat Niamh Cronin & Caoilainn Bushell 8&7

Girls Singles: Leinster 6, Connacht 0

  1. Molly Dowling beat Maeve Rooney 4&3
  2. Alice Hutchinsson beat Roisin Timothy 5&4
  3. Nicole McGavisk beat Chloe O’Connor 5&3
  4. Elisa Corcoran beat Lorna Mullally 6&4
  5. Clodagh Walsh beat Ailbhe Bourke 7&6
  6. Ellen O’Gorman beat Niamh Cronin 3&2

Ulster 4, Munster 5

Girls Foursomes: Ulster 1, Munster 2

  1. Hannah Henderson & Maeve Cummins beat Lisa O’Shea & Ciara Leonard 3&2
  2. Amy O’Donnell & Judithe Allen lost to Catriona Griffin & Nicola Rainsford 2up
  3. Anna Morwood & Becky McNeice lost to Clodagh Jones & Grace McGrath 3&2

Girls Singles: Ulster 3, Munster 3

  1. Hannah Henderson lost to Catriona Griffin 2&1
  2. Maeve Cummins beat Katie Aherne 3&1
  3. Clare Calvert lost to Clodagh Jones 3&2
  4. Amy O’Donnell beat Lisa O’Shea 2&1
  5. Judithe Allen lost to Grace McGrath 3&2
  6. Laura McCaw beat Sara Byrne 1up.