Mary Doyle (The Heath) wins the Irish Women’s Close Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club.

Championship Final – Tuesday 17th June

Mary Doyle (The Heath) beat Jessica Carty (Holywood) 2&1

Match report
1st Mary Doyle wins first with a par – MD 1up
2nd Mary makes birdie – MD 2up
3rd Mary wins hole – MD 3up
4th Mary birdies the par 5 fourth – MD 4up
5th Mary win with par – MD 5up
6th Hole halved in birdies – MD 5up
7th Jessica wins with birdie – MD 4up
8th Jessica won with a conceded birdie – MD 3up
9th Halved in pars – MD 3up
10th Halved in pars – MD 3up
11th Halved in pars – MD 3up
12th Jessica wins with birdie – MD 2up
13th Halved in birdies – MD 2up
14th Mary wins with conceded birdie – MD 3up
15th Halved in pars – MD 3up
16th Jessica wins with birdie – MD 2up
17th Halved in pars – MARY DOYLE WINS 2&1

In glorious benign conditions at Enniscrone Golf Club, Jessica Carty defeated Olivia Mehaffey to reach the final of the Irish Women’s Close Championship and will play Mary Doyle from the Heath who secured a testing par putt on the 17th to defeat Aedin Murphy (Carlow).


Mary Doyle (The Heath) beat Jessica Carty (Holywood) 2&1

Semi Finals

Aedin Murphy (Carlow) lost to Mary Doyle (The Heath) 2&1
Jessica Carty (Holywood) beat Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies) 5&3

Quarter Finals

Louise Coffey (Malone) lost to Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 1up
Mary Doyle (The Heath) beat Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 2&1
Jessica Carty (Holywood) beat Amy Farrell (Moate) 7&5
Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) lost to Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies) 2&1

Round 2

Roisin Brady (Co. Louth) lost to Louise Coffey (Malone) 3&2
Aedin Murphy (Carlow) beat Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion) 4&3
Mary Doyle (The Heath) beat Karen Delaney (Carlow) 3&1
Jean O’Driscoll (Muskerry) lost to Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 2&1
Jessica Carty (Holywood) beat Mary Dowling (New Ross) on 22nd
Darcey Carr (Milltown) lost to Amy Farrell (Moate) 3&2
Maria Dunne (Skerries) lost to Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) 2&1
Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies) beat Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 2&1

Round 1

Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) lost to Roisin Brady (Co. Louth) 2up
Gillian O’Leary (The Island) lost to Louise Coffey (Malone) 2&1
Jenny Maguire (Foxrock) lost to Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 4&3
Rachel Taylor (Laytown & Bettystown) lost to Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion) 3&2
Mary Doyle (The Heath) beat Carla Reynolds (Seapoint) 1up
Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown) lost to Karen Delaney (Carlow) 3&2
Barbara Cooney (Laytown & Bettystown) lost to Jean O’Driscoll (Muskerry) 3&1
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) lost to Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 2up
Jessica Carty (Holywood) beat Victoria Craig (Royal Belfast) 4&3
Caitriona Griffin (Killarney) lost to Mary Dowling (New Ross) 3&2
Mairead Martin (Killarney) lost to Darcey Carr (Milltown) 2&1
Lucy Simpson (Massereene) lost to Amy Farrell (Moate) 1up
Maria Dunne (Skerries) beat Ellie Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) 4&3
Niamh Ward (Lurgan) lost to Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) on 19th
Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) beat Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 1up
Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) beat Paula Grant (Lisburn) 1up

Plate Match Play Draw (Ita Wallace Trophy)

Valerie Clancy (Killarney) beat Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) on the 18th green to win the Ita Walace Plate Trophy


Valerie Clancy (Killarney) beat Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) 1up

Semi Finals

Valerie Clancy (Killarney) beat Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 2&1
Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) beat Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) 3&2

Quarter Finals

Valerie Clancy (Killarney) beat Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 2&1
Ciara Casey (Hermitage) beat Orla Barry (Galway) 3&2
Katie Aherne (Waterford Castle) lost to Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) 9&7
Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) beat Gertie McMullen (The Island) 5&4

Round 1

Valerie Clancy (Killarney) beat Clodagh Walsh (Castlewarden) 4&3
Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) beat Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) on 22nd
Ciara Casey (Hermitage) beat Aisling Parker (Greenore) 6&5
Orla Barry (Galway) beat Nicole McGavisk (Donabate) 2up
Katie Aherne (Waterford Castle) beat Rita McGoldrick (Enniscrone) 3&2
Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) beat Vivienne Houston (City of Derry) 4&3
Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) beat Rachel Thompson (Cork) 2&1
Christine Armanasco (Belturbet) lost to Gertie McMullen (The Island) 4&2

Stroke play qualifying

Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) impressed with a 1 under 72 first round followed by a 75 to win the Leitrim Cup as leading qualifier at the Irish Women’s Close Championship, Enniscrone Golf Club.

Reigning Champion Paula Grant (Lisburn) finished second while Jessica Carty (Holywood) was third with back to back 75′s. Olivia Mehaffey recorded a hole in one on the par 3 third in the first round and missed by inches to hole again in the second round.

Leading qualifier Jessica Ross and defending champion Paula Grant both defeated in first round match play…

Qualifying Scores (par 73, SSS 74, CSS 76 76)

147 Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) 72 75
149 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76 73
150 Jessica Carty (Holywood) 75 75
152 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 79 73
153 Mary Doyle (The Heath) 76 77 Amy Farrell (Moate) 75 78
155 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 79 76 Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion) 77 78
156 Jenny Maguire (Foxrock) 78 78 Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) 77 79 Mairead Martin (Killarney) 75 81
157 Karen Delaney (Carlow) 82 75 Barbara Cooney (Laytown & Bettystown) 76 81
158 Mary Dowling (New Ross) 78 80 Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) 78 80 Louise Coffey (Malone) 77 81
159 Gillian O’Leary (The Island) 79 80 Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 76 83
160 Caitriona Griffin (Killarney) 80 80
161 Jean O’Driscoll (Muskerry) 86 75 Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown) 80 81
162 Darcey Carr (Milltown) 82 80 Niamh Ward (Lurgan) 82 80
164 Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 82 82 Rachel Taylor (Laytown & Bettystown) 81 83 Ellie Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) 81 83
165 Lucy Simpson (Massereene) 85 80 Carla Reynolds (Seapoint) 82 83 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 81 84 Victoria Craig (Royal Belfast) 80 85 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 79 86 Roisin Brady (Co. Louth) 77 88
166 Karen O’Neill (Douglas) 83 83
167 Anna Courtney (St. Anne’s) 85 82 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 82 85 Shannen Brown (The Heath) 82 85
168 Gertie McMullen (The Island) 88 80 Katie Aherne (Waterford Castle) 87 81
169 Nicole McGavisk (Donabate) 78 91
170 Gemma McCarthy (Clonmel) 91 79 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 91 79 Vivienne Houston (City of Derry) 88 82 Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) 82 88
171 Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) 84 87
172 Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) 86 86 Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 83 89
173 Lisa O’Shea (Shannon) 87 86 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 85 88
175 Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) 90 85 Holly Robinson (Co. Sligo) 88 87
177 Aisling Parker (Greenore) 91 86 Orla Barry (Galway) 88 89
178 Rita McGoldrick (Enniscrone) 87 91
179 Christine Armanasco (Belturbet) 91 88
181 Clodagh Walsh (Castlewarden) 100 81 Caroline Hewitt (Courtown) 90 91
186 Deborah McCooke (Galgorm Castle) 93 93
191 Siobhan Forde (Gort) 89 102
193 Ruth Maguire (Corrstown) 94 99
194 Deirdre Malone (Beech Park) 98 96 Siobhan O’Connor (Gort) 97 97
208 Miriam Jordan (Cregmore Park) 105 103
NR Cliodhna McCarthy (Stackstown)

Stroke play Qualifying -Prizes

Leitrim Cup (Gross overall)
1st Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) 72, 75, 147 – Cup & Voucher
2nd Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76, 73, 149 – Voucher
3rd Jessica Carty (Holywood) 75, 75, 150 – Voucher
4th Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 79, 73, 152 – Voucher
Sybil Meharg Trophy (U18 Gross overall)
Mary Doyle (The Heath) 76, 77, 153 – Trophy & Voucher
1st 18 Gross
Amy Farrell (Moate) 75 – Voucher
2nd 18 Gross
Karen Delaney (Carlow) 75 – Voucher
Nett overall
1st Barbara Cooney (Laytown & Bettystown) 71, 76, 147 – Voucher
2nd Jenny Maguire (Foxrock) 74, 74, 148 – Voucher
U18 nett
Mairead Martin (Killarney) 71, 77, 148 – Voucher
Hole in One
Olivia Mehaffey on the 3rd hole – Memento from ILGU

Source: ILGU


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