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The Heath and Mountrath Golf Clubs enjoy success

The Leinster team which won the Interprovincials
The Leinster team which won the Interprovincials

The Heath and Mountrath Golf Clubs enjoyed success at a national level in recent weeks.

Three lady golfers from The Heath were part of the Leinster team which won the Women’s and Girls’ Interprovincial title at Shannon Golf club.

The Leinster Women, who last won in 2014 at Tramore, overcame Connacht 6.5 – 1.5 making it three wins from three while the Girls’ mirrored their senior counterparts, dominating each of their three encounters.

Mary Dowling, who is the captain, Mary Doyle and Meabh Doyle al represented The Heath.

Foursomes partners Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) and Ellen O’Gorman (Milltown) both had a 100% record, winning 6 out of 6 matches. Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) meanwhile, helped her Ulster team to 2nd place by contributing 5 points from 6.

Needing to beat Connacht on the final day, the Leinster Women started positively, winning 2 of the morning foursomes matches. Wins in the afternoon from Coyle-Diez, Dowling, Murphy and Casey confirmed their title as Women’s Interprovincial Champions 2017.

“It’s great to get the win this week” said Leinster Captain Mary Dowling, “We had a strong team this year and the girls have been great all week, they kept in there even when things were looking tight and I’m very proud of them.”

The Mountrath team which won the Leinster Golf Jimmy Bruen Shield
The Mountrath team which won the Leinster Golf Jimmy Bruen Shield

Elsewhere, Mountrath Golf Club were crowned Leinster Golf Jimmy Bruen Shield champions last weekend.

The team of James Coss, Spud Brennan, Máirtín Ó Cearbhaill, Paul Darling, Colin Bergin, Joe Carroll, Paschal Dunphy, Matt Motts, Martin Gaughan and Aidan Manicle took home the trophy.

They defeated Clontarf 3-2 in the AIG Jimmy Bruen Leinster Final at Kilkenny Golf Club.