Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Posted on 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.


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
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

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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