Ulster poised in Interpros as Leinster seek fifth successive Girls' success

Ulster poised in Interpros as Leinster seek fifth successive Girls' success
Leinster Girls’ Jan Browne. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Leinster Girls’ Jan Browne. Picture by Pat Cashman

Defending champions Ulster took control of the Women’s Interprovincials with a 6–2 win over Connacht at Mount Wolseley.

Following their day one won over Leinster they can retain the title if they overcome Munster in Thursday’s final series of matches.

In the Girls' matches, Leinster continued their bid for five-in-a-row after a 5–3 win over Munster as Ulster beat Connacht 6.5-1.5 with Molly O'Hara acing the sixth.

ILGU Interprovincial Matches, Mount Wolseley

Women’s Interprovincials

Detailed scores

Ulster 6, Connacht 2 (Ulster names first)

Foursomes

L Coffey & L Simpson halved with S Burke & M Rooney;

J Allen & K Dwyer halved with E Gilmore & H Hall;

N McSherry & M Cummins bt B O’Brien & C O’Connor 3&2.

Singles:

Simpson bt Burke 2&1;

Coffey lost to Rooney 5&4;

Cummins bt O’Connor 6&5;

Dwyer bt Gilmore 4&3;

McSherry bt Kelly 5&4.

Leinster 5, Munster 3 (Leinster names first)

Foursomes:

D Smith & L Mernagh lost to S Sexton & J O’Driscoll 1 hole;

C Casey & M Doyle bt R Thompson & A Walsh 5&4;

E Metcalfe & E Corcoran lost to S Cunningham & C Coughlan 2&1.

Singles

Casey bt Thompson 2h;

Mernagh bt Sexton 1 h;

Dowling lost to Walsh 8&7;

Metcalfe bt Cunningham 2&1;

Doyle bt Walsh 3&2.

Standings: 1, Ulster 2 pts; 2, Leinster 1; 3, Munster 1; 4, Connacht 0. Today: Connacht v Leinster; Munster v Ulster.

Girls’ Interprovincials

Detailed scores

Ulster 6.5, Connacht 1.5 (Ulster names first)

Foursomes

R Garnder & M O’Hara halved with A Bowler & S Lohan;

O McCrystal & T Laverty bt O Costello & V Conlon 2h;

E Rodgers & A Browne bt A Greham & K Coleman 2&1.

Singles

Garnder bt Bowler 5&4;

O’Hara halved with Greham;

McCrystal halved with Lohan;

K Poots bt Conlon 2&1;

Laverty bt C Mulrooney 3&1.

Leinster 5, Munster 3 (Leinster names first)

Foursomes

L Temple Lang & E Fleming bt A Dawson & R Connolly 6&5;

J Browne & E Murray lost to N O’Dwyer & C Griffin 2&1;

L Masding & C O’Grady bt E Walsh & M Sharkey 3&2.

Singles

Temple Lang lost to Dawson 7&6;

Browne bt O’Dwyer 3&2;

Fleming bt Hegarty 3&2;

Masding lost to Griffin 7&6;

O’Grady bt Connolly 2 h.

Standings: 1, Leinster 2 pts; 2, Munster 1; 3, Ulster 1; 4, Connacht 0.

Today: Connacht v Leinster; Munster v Ulster.