Coughlan to skipper Home International team in Cork
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.
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.