National Ladies Inter and Junior Strokeplay Finals – Live Blog

Follow the Action as it Happens from Fermoy

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A long day in Fermoy has come to an end with victory for Ryston's Mary Donnelly in the Intermediate Championship thanks to a two under par final round for a tournament total of 160, just one better than 36 hole leader Una Brosnan from Claycastle who shot level par in the playoff. A final round of three under par helped Glenda Hoey to third overall in the grade on 163. Congratulations to Mary on her win, photos and further info will follow in due course but for now its goodbye until 10am tomorrow when the Senior Champions gets undeway. 



Our Junior competition has concluded with victory for Collins' Sarah O'Neill after 54 holes with a total score of 169, 15 shots clear of Lakeside's Lily O'Brien in second on 184 with Karen Aherne from Ballinlough third on 188. 


As we et ready to begin our playoff for the Intermediate Ladies here are the Top 10 who have made it through to the Last 18. 

Una Brosnan Claycastle 107

Mary Donnelly Ryston 108

Linda O'Donovan Ballinlough 112

Glenda Hoey RGSC 112

Lorraine Troy Cunnigar 115 

Catherine Waters Fermoy 115

Nicole Burke Fermoy 116

Ailish Sexton Fermoy 116 

Aoife Carton Fermoy 116 

Frances Ryan Lakeside 117 


Junior Playoff is underway, final group just finishing first hole. In the Intermediate competition, Ryston's Mary Donnelly has the clubhouse lead at present on level par. That's four shots better than Glenda Hoey of RGSC on +4 while Una Brosnan of Claycastle is +1 after 27 holes. 


As the sun tries to break through the rain here in Fermoy, Kilbeggan's Aoife Carton is the early pacesetter in the Intermediate competition on -1. Claycastle's Una Brosnan is the same score after nine holes with Lakeside's Mary Quinn level par. Meanwhile Ailish Sexton from the hosts and Glenda Hoey from RGSC after both on +2 after 18.


The eight qualifiers for the Junior Ladies playoff are as follows: 

Sarah O'Neill Collins 113

Jacinta Nugent Tipp Hills 120

Noreen Ryan Fermoy 121

Maria Kerr Rosscarbery 122 

Karen Aherne Ballinlough 124

Lily O'Brien Lakeside 128 

Josie McCormack Lakeside 132

Stella Kinsella Cunnigar 133 

Start Time TBC



All Intermediate Ladies have now teed off. The Eight Ladies for the Junior Playoff should be confirmed shortly. 


After a delay of 90 minutes, we're getting ready to resume play here in Fermoy, the rain has lighten off and the greens are starting to dry out! 



Due to torrential rain, play has been suspended here for 30 minutes in Fermoy. Of the completed 36 hole rounds in the Juniors thus far, Sarah O'Neill from Collins leads on 113, seven better than Jacinta Nugents from Tipperary Hills on 120. 



Rain has unfortunately slowed proceedings down slightly here but the leading scores of 18 holes in the Junior section are Sarah O'Neill Collins +3, Noreen Ryan Fermoy +4 and Karen Aherne Ballinlough +5. Intermediates will be getting underway shortly. 



Remaining Junior Scorea after 9 holes 

Aileen Bennett Ballinlough +9

Caroline O'Flaherty Fermoy +4 

Margaret O'Donovan Bruff +7 

Geraldine Hanrahan Ballinlough +8 

Theresa O'Keeffe Ryston +6 

Cait Mulcahy Cunnigar +11 

Margaret Clear Riverdale +5 

Jo Gayer Ballinlough +5 

Maureen O'Connor Ballinlough +9 



Further Junior Scores after 9 holes 

Claire Murphy Ballinlough +8

Maureen Widger Cunnigar +13 

Terry Cleary Fermoy +9

Stella Kinsella Cunnigar +8

Mary Morrissey Fermoy +18

Josie McCormack Lakeside +5 

Breda Foley Cunnigar +12 

Michelle Flynn Fermoy +6 

Elaine Quinn Lakeside +6

Karen Aherne Ballinlough +1 



Selected Junior Scores after 9 holes 

Sarah O'Neill Collins +1

Maria Kerr Rosscarbery +7

Nora Hanover Ballinlough +7

Lily O'Brien Lakeside +6 

Noreen Ryan Fermoy +3

Jacinta Nugent Tipp Hills +6 



Welcome to the Live Blog for day one from Fermoy. The Junior and Intermediate finals are our focus today. Action is just getting underway in the Junior competition. Afterwards attention turns towards the Intermediate grade with action commencing 11.30am. The top 8 in the Junior section and the top 10 Inters will qualify for the final 18 hole playoff this afternoon. We’ll keep you updated with events every so often throughout the day on the live blog. To keep track of proceedings yourself, you can always hit the scoreboards above, which will be updated with latest scores every nine holes.