Monday, August 31, 2015

Strong Ireland senior squad for Lithuania

The European Senior Ladies’ Team Championships will take place this week at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania. Live scoring available via this link (commencing tomorrow).   
Ireland are fielding a strong team this year with Gertie McMullen (The Island) leading the team after being crowned Irish Senior Women’s Close Champion at Castletroy. She overcame team-mate and first time international cap Mary MacLaren (Royal Portrush) to secure the title.
 Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) will captain the team for the second consecutive year and will be joined by Valerie Hassett, ILGU President, to manage the side in Lithuania.
In 2014, Ireland secured the Bronze Medal but having been crowned 2013 champions they will be looking to bring home a first place finish this year. The first of two 18 hole strokeplay qualifying rounds commence on Tuesday 1 September with the concluding round on Wednesday. Five out of six strokeplay scores count each day towards the team’s total with the top 8 teams qualifying to play for the medal positions and the remainder of the field contesting the minor placings.
Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna)
Mary MacLaren (Royal Portrush)
Sheena McElroy (Grange)
Gertie McMullen (The Island)
Laura Webb (East Berkshire)
Carol Wickham (Laytown and Bettystown)

1st Reserve: Pat Doran (Donabate)
2nd Reserve: Mary Dowling (Mallow)

Captain: Mary Madden (Ballinasloe)
Manager: Valerie Hassett (ILGU President/Ennis)
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Sarah Crowe | Public Relations
Irish Ladies Golf Union