Claire Coughlan

Four Irish in Vagliano Trophy teams

Four Irish players have been named in the senior and junior Vagliano Trophy teams to face the Continent of Europe at Malone near Belfast from June 26-27.

Four Irish in Vagliano Trophy teams

Claire Coughlan-Ryan to captain Junior Vagliano Trophy side

Cork's Claire Coughlan-Ryan has been named by the LGU as captain of the Great Britain and Ireland Junior Vagliano team to play a Continent of Europe side at Malone Golf Club in Belfast in June next year.

Claire Coughlan-Ryan to captain Junior Vagliano Trophy side

Coughlan to skipper Home International team in Cork

Claire Coughlan-Ryan Cork’s Claire Coughlan will captain the Irish team when the Women’s Home International Matches at held at her home club from September 4-6.

It is the first time the Home Internationals have been played in Ireland since 2005, when former Curtis Cup player Coughlan was a member of the side seeking a hat-trick of wins at Dundalk.

Hjorth leads as Maguire twins impress at wet Killeen Castle

Sweden’s Maria Hjorth battled tough conditions to shoot a five-under-par 67 and lead the AIB Ladies Irish Open by one shot from England’s Melissa Reid as Irish twins Lisa and Leona Maguire impressed with a matching pair of level par 72s.

No Irish for Women's British Open

The will be no Irish players in the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes after Rebecca Coakely and Claire Coughlan-Ryan narrowly failed to qualify.

The pair shot two-over par 76s in Final Qualifying at Fairhaven GC in Lancashire to finish one stoke outside a 14-strong play-off for the final qualifying spot.

The play-off lasted five holes before Swedish amateur Caroline Hedwall, beaten in the British Women's Open amateur championship final at North Berwick last year, won the last of the 20 places available in the championship.