Grange win Girls Inter-Club title
Grange Girls team (from left) Emma Fenlon, Ellen Nolan, Ciara Corcoran and Rachel Lynch with at back Joannie Langbroek (Lady Captain, Grange Golf Club) and Grainne Gunning (Team Manager) after their victory in the 2017 Girl's Inter Club Challange Trophy at Royal Curragh Golf Club Golf today (27/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Grange Girls team (from left) Emma Fenlon, Ellen Nolan, Ciara Corcoran and Rachel Lynch with at back Joannie Langbroek (Lady Captain, Grange Golf Club) and Grainne Gunning (Team Manager) after their victory in the 2017 Girl's Inter Club Challange Trophy at Royal Curragh Golf Club Golf today (27/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

The Grange trio of Ellen Nolan, Rachel Lynch and Ciara Corcoran beat Limerick 2.5-0.5 to capture the Girls Inter-Club All-Ireland title at Royal Curragh. 

They beat Royal County Down Ladies 2-1 in the semi-finals as Limerick beat Co Sligo 2.5-1.5.

The Rathfarnham side beat Royal County Down Ladies 2-1 in their semi-final but it wasn’t easy.

Lavinia Bowe secured the first point for RCDL with a two up win over Nolan before Lynch beat Katie Poots 5 and 3. 

Grange team members (from left) Rachel Lynch, Ciara Corcoran and Ellen Nolan celebrate their victory on the 17th green in the 2017 Girl's Inter Club Challange Trophy at Royal Curragh Golf Club Golf today (27/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Grange team members (from left) Rachel Lynch, Ciara Corcoran and Ellen Nolan celebrate their victory on the 17th green in the 2017 Girl's Inter Club Challange Trophy at Royal Curragh Golf Club Golf today (27/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

The last match between Corcoran and Julia Hill seemed to be heading the way of the Grange, who were four up through 12 holes. 

However, Hill staged a comeback and brought the match all the way to the 18th but lost one up in the end.

Limerick were too strong for Co. Sligo in the second semi-final in which Emily Walsh and Emma Guinane won 6 and 4 and 5 and 4 respectively to secure their place in the final. 

Both Grange and Limerick remain unchanged for the decider and while Grange were the underdogs on handicap, they made a very strong start going up early in two of their matches. 

Nolan was three up after six holes and eventually beat Walsh 6 and 5 before Lynch sealed the title for Grange with a 2&1 win over Guinane.

Royal County Down Ladies made two changes to their morning team for the third and fourth place playoff with Co Sligo and won 2-1. 

Aine Curran and Kerri Grant took the places of Bowe and Poots, both of whom had already played in the Senior Cup on Friday. 

In a very exciting match, Hill and Curran both won on the 18th to give their team victory.

Girls Inter-Club All-Ireland, at Royal Curragh

Final – Sunday 27th August

Grange 2.5, Limerick 0.5 (Grange names first) 

  1. Ellen Nolan beat Emily Walsh 6&5 
  2. Rachel Lynch beat Emma Guinane 2&1
  3. Ciara Corcoran halved with Katie Gleeson (called in)

3rd & 4th Play-Off

Royal County Down Ladies 2, Co. Sligo 1 (RCDL names first) 

  1. Julia Hill beat Katie Dunne 1 up
  2. Aine Curran beat Zoe Dunne 1 up
  3. Kerri Grant lost to Ella Rose Feeney 4&3

Semi-Finals

Grange 2, Royal County Down Ladies 1 (Grange names first) 

  1. Ellen Nolan lost to Lavinia Bowe 2 up
  2. Rachel Lynch beat Katie Poots 5&4
  3. Ciara Corcoran beat Julia Hill 1 up

Limerick 2.5, Co. Sligo 1.5 (Limerick names first)

  1. Emily Walsh beat Katie Dunne 6&4
  2. Emma Guiana beat Zoe Dunne 5&4
  3. Katie Gleeson halved with Ella Rose Feeney (called in).