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29 Sept. 2016

Ireland to Battle with England on Day 1 of SHIM

 
 
The Senior Home International Matches began yesterday at Alyth Golf Club, Scotland and will run until Thursday 29th of September. Ireland entered the Matches as Senior European Team Champions and also have recent Irish Senior Open Stroke Play Champion Gertie McMullen (The Island) and 2016 British Senior Amateur Open Champion Laura Webb (East Berkshire) within their ranks.
Day 1 began as a tight affair with all three of the morning foursomes matches heading down the 18th hole. Unfortunately however, it was England who won the opening session claiming the 18th in two of the matches, leaving them with 2 ½ points from 3 heading into the afternoon singles.
 
Ireland’s luck didn’t increase after lunch. Both Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown) and Laura Webb (East Berkshire) got off to a good start. Three and 4up through 7 holes respectively, they closed out their matches 2&1 and 5&4 adding to the half point secured in the morning foursomes. It was not to be for the Irish in the other 3 matches however as Mary Sheehy, Maria O’Reilly and Gertie McMullen fell short securing a 5 ½ to 2 ½ win for England.
 
Ireland will now face Wales on Day 2 with the foursomes pairings lining up as follows;
Carol Wickham & Sheena McElroy vs. Ann Lewis & Sharon Roberts
Laura Webb & Suzanne Corcoran vs. Jane Rees & Denise Richards
Mary Sheehy & Maria O’Reilly vs. Chris Harries & Olwen Davies
 
Results Day 1 England (5 ½) vs. Ireland (2 ½)
AM Foursomes (2 ½ - ½)
Jackie Foster & Catherine Rawthore beat Gertie McMullen & Maria O’Reilly 2holes
Julie Brown & Aileen Greenfield beat Carol Wickham & Sheena McElroy 1hole
Helen Lowe & Karen Jobling halved with Laura Webb & Suzanne Corcoran
 
PM Singles (3 - 2)
Catherine Rawthore lost to Carol Wickham 2&1
Julie Brown beat Mary Sheehy 4&3
Katherine Russell beat Maria O’Reilly 2&1
Karen Jobling lost to Laura Webb 5&4
Jackie Foster beat Gertie McMullen 5&4
 
Irish Team
Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna)
Sheena McElroy (Grange)
Gertie McMullen (The Island)
Maria O’Reilly (Headfort)
Mary Sheehy (Tralee)
Laura Webb (East Berkshire)
Carol Wickham (Laytown and Bettystown)
Captain: Pauline Walsh (Headfort)
Manager: Valerie Hassett (ILGU President/Ennis)
 
Order of play at Alyth
Day 1 – Scotland v Wales, England v Ireland
Day 2 – Ireland v Wales, England v Scotland
Day 3 – Wales v England, Scotland v Ireland
 
Each day sees 3 foursomes teeing off at 8.30am and 5 singles played at 13.10. 

- See more at: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/ilgu/1874/ireland-do-battle-with-england-on-day-1-of-shim#sthash.KC92OQvd.dpuf

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29 Sept. 2016

Ireland Finds the Golf Tough in Scotland

Headfort's Maria O'Reilly is a new face on the the ​​Irish Senior Women's golf team that is in action in Scotland at the Senior Home International at Alyth Golf Club until tomorrow. 

Ireland entered the matches as Senior European team champions and feature a combination of new blood and experience in this year’s team.

Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Gertie McMullen (The Island), Laura Webb (East Berkshire) and Carol Wickham (Laytown and Bettystown) bring their knowledge and expertise from previous matches
to the team.

Maria O’Reilly (Headfort) and Mary Sheehy (Tralee) will be hoping to emulate the determination that secured them a place on the team to obtain the trophy for Ireland at the end of the week.

TUESDAY

Day 1 began as a tight affair with all three of the morning foursomes matches heading down the 18th hole.

Unfortunately however, it was England who won the opening session claiming the 18th in two of the matches, leaving them with 2 ½ points from 3 heading into the afternoon singles.

Ireland’s luck didn’t increase after lunch although both Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown) and Laura Webb (East Berkshire) got off to a good start.
Three and four up through seven holes respectively, they closed out their matches 2&1 and 5&4 adding to the half point secured in the morning foursomes.

It was not to be for the Irish in the other three matches however as Mary Sheehy, Maria O’Reilly and Gertie McMullen fell short securing a 5 ½ to 2 ½ win for England.


DAY 1 (Tuesday)
England 5½, Ireland 2½
FOURSOMES
Jackie Foster & Catherine Rawthore beat Gertie McMullen & Maria O’Reilly 2holes; Julie Brown & Aileen Greenfield beat Carol Wickham & Sheena McElroy 1hole;
Helen Lowe & Karen Jobling halved with Laura Webb & Suzanne Corcoran

SINGLES
Catherine Rawthore lost to Carol Wickham 2&1; Julie Brown beat Mary Sheehy 4&3; Katherine Russell beat Maria O’Reilly 2&1;
Karen Jobling lost to Laura Webb 5&4; Jackie Foster beat Gertie McMullen 5&4

DAY 2 (Wednesday)
Ireland vs Wales finished - Ireland 2½ Wales 5½

The Irish team is - Maria O’Reilly (Headfort), Carol Wickham (Laytown and Bettystown), Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Gertie McMullen (The Island)Mary Sheehy (Tralee), Laura Webb (East Berkshire)

Captain: Pauline Walsh (Headfort)

Manager: Valerie Hassett (ILGU President/Ennis)

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27 Sept. 2016

Ireland with High Hopes at Senior Home International Matches

Ireland with High Hopes at SHIM - LIVE SCORING

 
The Senior Home International Matches will take place at Alyth Golf Club, Scotland from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 of September. Not only will Ireland enter the Matches as Senior European Team Champions, they also will have recent Irish Senior Open Stroke Play Champion Gertie McMullen (The Island) and 2016 British Senior Amateur Open Champion Laura Webb (East Berkshire) within their ranks.
 
 
Given the recent form of the team and of its players, Ireland are still not guaranteed to take home the prize after three days of competition at Alyth. England, who are European Team Championship semi-finalists and Home International Champions for the past 3 years, will not be allowing their title to travel across the Irish Sea that easily, setting the stage for a tough battle when the two sides meet on day one of the International Matches. Meanwhile Scotland, with home advantage, and Wales be determined to improve on their third and fourth place finishes in last year’s matches at Elm Park Golf Club.
 
A combination of new blood and experience forms this year’s Irish Senior Home International Team. Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Gertie McMullen (The Island), Laura Webb (East Berkshire) and Carol Wickham (Laytown and Bettystown) will bring their knowledge and expertise from previous matches to the team room, while rookies Maria O’Reilly (Headfort) and Mary Sheehy (Tralee) will be hoping to emulate the determination that secured them a place on the team to obtain the trophy for Ireland at the end of the week.
 
Alyth Golf Club, originally designed by Old Tom Morris in 1894, was completed by James Braid in 1934. The Heathland course demands constant attention as a combination of tree lined fairways and diverse rolling terrain emphasise precision rather than distance. For that reason it may be the most accurate of the four teams that emerge victorious on Thursday evening.
 
Irish Team
Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna)
Sheena McElroy (Grange)
Gertie McMullen (The Island)
Maria O’Reilly (Headfort)
Mary Sheehy (Tralee)
Laura Webb (East Berkshire)
Carol Wickham (Laytown and Bettystown)
Captain: Pauline Walsh (Headfort)
Manager: Valerie Hassett (ILGU President/Ennis)
 
Order of play at Alyth
Day 1 – Scotland v Wales, England v Ireland
Day 2 – Ireland v Wales, England v Scotland
Day 3 – Wales v England, Scotland v Ireland

- See more at: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/ilgu/1851/ireland-with-high-hopes-at-shim-following-recent-form#sthash.DRb6wcDA.dpuf

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26 Sept. 2016

AIG Challenge Cup All-Ireland Final Win for Headfort!

There were euphoric scenes at Dundalk Golf Club on Saturday afternoon when Headfort ladies team claimed the highest accolade by defeating Ballybunion 41/2 - 1/2 in the final of the AIG Challenge Cup.

 

Because the Leinster region was split into two the Kells team were drawn to play a quarter-final match on Thursday against Co. Sligo and duly won the five singles match competition by 3-2. On Friday they went on to defeat Wexford Golf Club by 41/2 to ½.

 

And so the stage was set on Saturday for the final against Ballybunion – who defeated Co. Armagh in their ‘semi’. Headfort team manager Marie Magee with her assistant Helen Stafford sent their team into battle with only one outcome in mind.

 

Striking first for Headfort was Oonagh Clarke who was consistent throughtout the championship. Clarke won the first four holes straight up against Anne-Marie Hickey before losing holes five and six but from there on she dominated her match and finished up winning 5-up with four to play.

 

Susan Reilly followed up with a top class finish on the par-4 15th hole against Margaret McAuliffe when she caused cheers to be heard around the course by chipping in from 25 metres to end her match and put Headfort 2-0.

 

At this stage Headfort were totally dominant in all three remaining matches. In match three Mary Bowler played solidly throughout. Mary put the pressure on early winning holes four and five to go 2-up and kept up the momentum to lead 4-up walking off the 11th. She lost the 12th and 13th to her opposition, Eva Clancy’s astute play but struck back immediately with a win on 14 and a half on the 15th leaving her 3-up with three to play.

 

In the meantime Ita Cribbin in match 4 was also getting stronger as the round progressed and sank a 25-ft putt from off the green at the 12th to secure a half and stay 2 up. The anchor match involved Kells’ Patricia Tyrrell and Ballybunion’s Tess Noonan. The Headfort girl was 1 down after three holes but won the fourth and took off from there to outplay her opponent completely and was 4-up at the turn.

 

At this stage it was a case of where the winning putt was going to be and the excitement amont the throng of Headfort supporters was increasing. As it turned out it was on the par-5 16th hole where Mary Bowler putted from 4 feet to win the competition outright and start the celebrations.

 

Meanwhile back on the 13th in the final match Tyrrell sank a magnificent 20-ft uphill putt from right to left to secure her win 6/5 and Ita Cribbin was 1-up on Dorrie Cotter in match 4 when it was ‘called-in’ and deemed a half each.

 

The Headfort team manager, Marie Magee, said the “determination, enthusiasm and pure team spirit was what won for this team today.” The campaign started out in April and consisted of nine matches in which a panel of players was wisely used. This ended a 42-year wait for the Meath club to earn a second Green pennant – in 1974 Niamh Daly and Peg McCann won the All-Ireland Daily Mail foursomes.

 

Headfort panel: Marie Magee (Manager), Helen Stafford (Asst. Manager), Oonagh Clarke, Susan Reilly, Mary Bowler, Ita Cribbin, Patricia Tyrrell, Kathleen Curtis, Mary Davis, Miriam Skelly, Christine Foley.

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29 Aug. 2016

Headfort win East Leinster Challenge Cup

Edmondstown and Headfort Golf Clubs share the spoils with one apiece with Edmondstown taking the Intermediate Cup title and Headfort will represent East Leinster in the Challenge Cup in Dundalk - See more at: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/ilgu/east-leinster/1757/east-leinster-aig-cups-and-shields-finals-milltown#sthash.2LMrTuKi.dpuf

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11 Aug. 2016

Interesting Article from Irish Independent about Scratch Cups

Here is a link to an article in the Irish Independent about Scratch cups where Headfort is mentioned.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/irish-love-story-34955385.html

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27 July 2016

European challenge Tour North of Ireland Open

Four Headfort golfers playing in this weeks European challenge tour North of Ireland open. Follow Damien McGrane, Rory McNamarra, Brian Casey and Joe Dillons progress at

 

http://www.europeantour.com/challengetour/index.html

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20 July 2016

Interview with Brendan McGovern

Snippet of interview with Brendan McGovern 

 

http://digital.irishgolfer.ie/i/705441-wednesday-20th-of-july-2016 (Page 18)

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20 July 2016

PGA Fourball Championship

Results from the PGA event held in Headfort on the 20th July on the New Course

https://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi16/event/pgagbi16634/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

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13 July 2016

North of Ireland 2016

North of Ireland 2016 Matchplay Section underway at Royal Portrush, Follow Headforts Greg Mungovan's progress at https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/ulster/1519/north-of-ireland-2016-matchplay-section

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13 July 2016

Headforts Greg Mungovan through to match play stage of the North Of Ireland Open Championship

 

Headforts Greg Mungovan through to match play stage of the North Of Ireland Open Championship. Good luck from all at HGC. Follow Greg's progress at http://ulster.intelligentgolf.co.uk/competition.php?compid=3222

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11 July 2016

Latest News from GUI Leinster Golf

CLick here for the latest news from GUI Leinster Golf https://www.golfnet.ie/news

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