Irish Girls go down fighting in Wales
 The Irish U16 & U14 Horizon Team. Left-right, Lauren Walsh, Anna Dawson, Aine Donegan, Sara Byrne, Beth Coutler and Anna Foster.

The Irish U16 & U14 Horizon Team. Left-right, Lauren Walsh, Anna Dawson, Aine Donegan, Sara Byrne, Beth Coutler and Anna Foster.

Ireland’s girls won two of the six singles but fell 7-2 to Wales in a friendly at Cardigan Golf Club on Thursday.

The Under 16 and Under 14 Horizon Team trailed Wales 3-0 ahead of today's singles, taking to the course full of enthusiasm.

But while Aine Donegan and Anna Dawson won their games and all matches were tight, the Welsh girls emerged victorious.

Day 2 Singles 

Ireland 2 Wales 4  

  • Lauren Walsh lost to F Evans 2&1
  • Sara Byrne lost to L Bramwell 1up
  • Anna Foster lost to F Vineall 2&1 
  • Aine Donegan beat F Tynan 2up
  • Beth Coutler lost to C Worby 4&3 
  • Anna Dawson beat H Lockley 3&2

Day 1 Foursomes

Ireland 0 Wales 3 

  • Lauren Walsh & Anna Dawson lost to L Bramwell & H Lockley 2&1 
  • Anna Foster & Aine Donegan lost to C Worby & F Evans 1 down  
  • Sara Byrne & Beth Coutler lost to F Tynan & F Vineall 3&2

Overall: Ireland 2 Wales 7

U16 Team

  • Sara Byrne (Douglas)
  • Anna Foster (Elm Park) 
  • Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden)

U14 Team

  •  Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) 
  • Anna Dawson (Tramore) 
  • Aine Donegan (Woodstock)