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.
Did snubbing the Astor Trophy cost Lisa Maguire a Vagliano Trophy place?
Ireland will have three players on the Great Britain and Ireland team for next month’s Vagliano Trophy at Royal Portcawl - one third of the team.
But the absence of Lisa Maguire from a line-up that features her twin sister Leona, Danielle McVeigh and US-based Stephanie Meadow has shocked both her family and the Irish Ladies Golf Union.
Maguire twins make Vagliano squad
Twins sensations Lisa and Leona Maguire have been name in the Great Britain & Ireland preliminary squad for the next year's Vagliano Trophy matches.
The Ballyconnell prodigies, who turn 14 on November 30, are joined in the 26-strong squad by Irish team mates Danielle McVeigh, Tara Delaney and Niamh Kitching.