Ballybunion, Rathfarnham, Enniscrone and Rockmount crowned Miele Regional Champions at Tullamore

Mary Culliton (Board Member, ILGU) presenting Anne Marie Carroll (Lady Captain, Ballybunion Golf Club) with the Munster Region pennant after their victory in the 2015 Miele All Ireland Fourball Regional Finals at Tullamore. Also in the picture in front (from left) Margaret McAuliffe, Eileen Kenny Ryan (Manager), Nora Quaid, Margaret Crerar (Miele Ireland), Una Deneefe, Rose Molyneaux (Lady President, Ballybunion Golf Club) and Pat Joyce . At back (from left) Mary O'Donoghue, Georgina Keane, Bernie Maloney, Caitriona Corrigan, Deirdre Dillane, Ann O'Riordan, Geraldine Williams, Josette O'Donnell and Maeve Barrett. Picture by Pat Cashman

Players, panels and supports arrived to Tullamore Golf Club early on Monday morning to warm up and prepare for battle in the Miele Fourball Regional Finals.

All eight teams played steady and impressive golf to get to the regional finals but they had one last hill to climb before they could get their hands on the regional title.

They took to the beautifully manicured Tullamore golf course on a calm and dry day in search of success.  

The first rounds of the Miele Fourball began in April so it has been a long but enjoyable endurance test for the eight teams to get this far.

All eight teams put up a strong fight with the hopes of capturing the regional title and progressing to the all-Ireland semi-finals and final at Newlands Golf Club from October 3-4.

Region 3 - Ballybunion 3 East Cork 1

  1. Caitriona Corrigan & Nora Quaid beat Sarah O'Brien & Mary B Walsh 4&3
  2. Margaret McAuliffe & Ann O'Riordan halved with Lillian Harrington & Breda McCarthy (called in)
  3. Pat Joyce & Geraldine Williams beat Emma Curtin & Ruth Evans 6&5
  4. Una Deneefe & Maeve Barrett halved with Deirdre O'Brien & Paula Carey (called in)

Mary Culliton (Board Member, ILGU) presenting Sylvia Heggie (Lady Captain, Rathfarnham Golf Club) with the Leinster Region pennant after their victory in the 2015 Miele All Ireland Fourball Regional Finals at Tullamore. Also in the picture in front (from left) are Carol Loftus, Margaret Crerar (Miele Ireland) and Roz Burgess. At back (from left) Karen White (Manager), Miriam Doyle, Carol Cahill, Sandra Gray, Lynda Keartland, Jane Jones, Christine Richardson, Siobhan Cullen and Riorach Donlon (President, Rathfarnham Golf Club). Picture by Pat Cashman

Region 1 - Roganstown ½ Rathfarnham 3½ 

  1. Brenda Craig & Jackie Flynn lost to Carol Loftus & Sylvia Meggie 1up
  2. Aine Derham & Patricia Flood halved with Carol Camill & Jane Jones 
  3. Kathleen Gleeson & Phil Keane lost to Lynda Keartland & Sandra Gray 5&3
  4. Monica Flynn & Frances Arthurs lost to Christine Richardson & Roz Burgess 2&1

Region 4 winners, Enniscrone. Picture by Pat Cashman

Region 4- Enniscrone 2 ½ Portumna 1½ 

  1. Rita McGoldrick & Louise Loftus beat Claire Callahan & Mary McElroy 3&1
  2. Mimi Franklin & Josephine Gillespie halved with Kathleen Lynch & Carmel Cunningham 
  3. Sophie Dodd & Cindy Hughes beat Anita Carey & Brid Kelly 3&2
  4. Mary McNamara & Ann Marie Hughes lost to Alle Fahy & Mary Kelly 3&2

Region 2 winners, Rockmount. Picture by Pat Cashman

Region 2 - Rockmount 3 Co. Armagh 1

  1. Jo Donaldson & Leonie Power halved with Lily McMullan & Paula McCrory (called in)
  2. Maureen Entwistle & Noreen Mikhale halved with Ellen Brady & Valerie Gordon (called in)
  3. Jan Lindsay & Rosie McCrea beat June Humphries & Flo McCall 3&2
  4. Andrea Watson & Sue McDonagh beat Teresa McVeigh & Gail Steed &3