Vagliano Trophy

Irish star but Continentals lead Vagliano Trophy tests at Malone

Leona Maguire won twice and Olivia Mehaffey was unbeaten as the Continent of Europe came back from a 4-2 mid-afternoon deficit to lead 6.5 to 5.5 at the halfway stage of the two-day Vagliano Trophy match at Malone.

Irish star but Continentals lead Vagliano Trophy tests at Malone

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

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.

 Maria Dunne and the dream that just won’t die

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

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.