Leinster on course for Interprovincial double
Jan Browne (Leinster). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Jan Browne (Leinster). Picture by Pat Cashman

Leinster remain on course to claim the Women's and Girls' Interprovincial titles for the second year running after wins over Munster on day two at Castle Dargan Resort.

In the Women’s matches, Leinster beat Munster 5-3, claiming all three foursomes before overcoming wins from Munster's Sarah Cunningham and Aideen Walsh in the top two singles matches with victories by Maynooth University Scholars Meadhbh Doyle and Clodagh Walsh.

Ulster beat Connacht 6-2, claiming the three foursomes before easing to victory in the afternoon as Emma Forbes beat Hilary Hall and Louise Coffey halved with Shannon Burke. Kate Gallagher earned a lone win for Connacht as she triumphed over Jessica Ross on the final green.

Leinster now have two wins from two and face Ulster, who are also unbeaten, for the title

In the Girls' Interprovincials, Leinster beat Munster 6-2 and go into the final day against Ulster seeking a clean sweep and their second successive interprovincial championship.

Despite wins for Munster's Anna Dawson and Corrina Griffin in the foursomes and for Niamh Dwyer against recent Leinster Girls’ Champion Anna Foster in the singles, Leinster proved too strong in the end, winning the four remaining points in the afternoon.

The suprise of the day was Ulster's 5-3 defeat by Connacht, who won the foursomes 2-1 before Ada Bowler, Chloe O’Connor and Annabel Greham claimed their singles and a hugely encouraging win for the girls from the western province.

Interprovincial Matches, Castle Dargan

Thursday - Live Leinster v Ulster; Connacht v Munster

Women's standings

Total-Won-Tied-Lost-Score-Pts

  1. Leinster 2 2 0 0 9.5-6.5 2
  2. Ulster 2 2 0 0 11.5-4.5 2
  3. Munster 2 0 0 2 5.5-10.5 0
  4. Connacht 2 0 0 2 5.5-10.5 0

Leinster 5 Munster 3

Leinster names first

Women’s Foursomes

  1. Deirdre Smith & Mary Doyle beat Sinead Sexton & Rachel Thompson 3&1
  2. Meadhbh Doyle & Ciara Casey beat Sarah Cunningham & Lisa O’Shea 3&2
  3. Molly Dowling & Clodagh Walsh beat Paula Walsh & Aideen Walsh 4&3

Women’s Singles

  1. Georgia Carr lost to Sarah Cunningham 3&2
  2. Ciara Casey lost to Aideen Walsh 4&2
  3. Meadhbh Doyle beat Sinead Sexton 2&1
  4. Clodagh Walsh beat Lisa O’Shea 3&1
  5. Mary Doyle lost to Paula Walsh 1hole

Connacht 2 Ulster 6

Connacht names first

Women’s Foursomes

  1. Shannon Burke & Anne McCormack lost to Louise Coffey & Jessica Ross 5&4
  2. Maeve Kelly & Sarah Burke lost to Lucy Simpson & Chloe Weir 2&1
  3. Claire Staunton & Hilary Hall lost to Niamh McSherry & Maeve Cummins 7&5

Women’s Singles

  1. Shannon Burke halved with Louise Coffey
  2. Hilary Hall lost to Emma Forbes 4&3
  3. Maeve Kelly lost to Lucy Simpson 1hole
  4. Claire Staunton halved with Chloe Weir
  5. Kate Gallagher beat Jessica Ross 1 hole

Girls’ Interprovincial Matches

Today - Live Leinster v Ulster; Connacht v Munster

Girls' standings

Total-Won-Tied-Lost-Score-Pts

  1. Leinster 2 2 0 0 12.5-3.5 2
  2. Connacht 2 1 0 1 6.5-9.5 1
  3. Ulster 2 10 18-8 1
  4. Munster 2 0 0 2 5-11 0

Leinster 6 Munster 2

Leinster names first

Girls Foursomes

  1. Anna Foster & Jan Browne beat Niamh O’Dwyer & Leanne O’Shea 4&3
  2. Leah Temple Lang & Emma Fleming lost to Anna Dawson & Corina Griffin 1 hole
  3. Canice Screene & Emma Thorne beat Jemma Barry & Emily Walsh 6&5

Girls Singles

  1. Anna Foster lost to Niamh O’Dwyer 2 holes
  2. Canice Screene beat Anna Dawson 5&4
  3. Emma Fleming beat Shannon Hegarty 4&3
  4. Jan Browne beat Corrina Griffin 1 up
  5. Katie O’Hart beat Emily Walsh 6&4

Connacht 5 Ulster 3

Connacht names first

Girls Foursomes

  1. Chloe O’Connor & Ada Bowler beat Katie Poots & Anna McVicker 1 hole
  2. Sinead Lohan & Vicki Conlon lost to Rebekah Gardner & Olivia McCrystal 3&2
  3. Annabel Greham & Katie Coleman beat Ciara Brennan & Ellen Rodgers 2&1

Girls Singles

  1. Ada Bowler beat Ellen Rodgers 4&2
  2. Chloe O’Connor beat Rebekah Gardner 1hole
  3. Sinead Lohan lost to Olivia McCrystal 2&1
  4. Annabel Greham beat Molly O’Hara 2&1
  5. Katie Coleman lost to Ciara Brennan 3&2