Maria Dunne and the dream that just won’t die
If you’d bumped into Maria Dunne seven years ago and told her she’d be one of the top amateurs in Ireland and a potential Curtis Cup player in her early thirties, she’d probably have laughed in your face. Or perhaps in your knees given it was around this time she suffering such excruciating problems with her back that she’d had to crawl from her car to her front door.
O'Driscoll third in Wales but Curtis Cup in the balance for Ryan and Grant
Ballybunion's Emma O'Discoll finished tied third in the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship but it remains to be seen if Eilidh Briggs victory at Prestantyn will leave Casltetroy's Chloe Ryan and Lisburn's Paula Grant relying on the two selectors picks for a Curtis Cup call up on Tuesday.
Meadow the heroine as GB&I snatches Curtis Cup
Royal Portrush’s Stephanie Meadow scored the winning point as Great Britain and Ireland captured five of Sunday’s eight singles to win the Curtis Cup 10.5-9.5 at Nairn.
It was GB&I’s first win since 1996 and it came in dramatic fashion after the American raced into a 3-0 lead on the first day and threatened to double their advantage before the home side staged a spirited fightback. Results
McKenna shows confidence in Irish trio
Teen sensations Lisa and Leona Maguire and towering talent Danielle McVeigh can help Great Britain and Ireland end 14 years of Curtis Cup agony.
That’s the view of skipper Mary McKenna, who named the Irish trio in her eight-strong side to face the United States at Essex County Club in Massachusetts from June 11 to 13.