Date posted: 31st July 2021

By Hilary Murray


Ladies Intermediate Cup

Killiney vs Wicklow - Friday 23rd July



Sunshine - what a difference in the weather in 10 days!  Now, dare I say it - it was nearly too hot. However the duo of Roisin McCarron & Maureen Flannery were in the buggy with a cool box of drinks, sandwiches and chocolates.


Our super team of 3 - Mieke, Tina and Anne took on Wicklow - no mean feat as it is a tough course - even tougher in links conditions!  They fought hard - Mieke’s opposition was a pretty impressive 13.5 index and took the upper hand early. Despite Mieke best efforts - a par was not enough ...   she fought hard to the 15th . 

Coming up behind her was Tina playing great golf. The greens in Wicklow were impossible and caused us more problems than the opposition. All square after 10. Anne Dawson was chasing the rear - and it was nip and tuck on 11.


Meanwhile in Killiney  Captain Anne Kilty got the stalwarts of Roisin Vard and Orla to the tee box - 40 mins later than the Wicklow time.  By the turn both were comfortably in the lead.  Happy with this performance all eyes and pressure were on the girls in Wicklow.  Tina lost  on 16 - much to her disgust as she had a Hole in One on 17th in her practise round and was looking forward to a repeat performance.

Killiney score - 2 wins! So now it is all down to the last  match. Anne Dawson had an amazing up and down out of a bunker on the 15th for a half . A good omen - 1 down heading to the 16. Great drive and 2 shot from Anne, slightly unlucky with the bounce . A wayward shot from opposition found the slope on the green and finished with a short putt.  2 down on the par 3 -  17th, Anne needed a win   - a half was not enough . A fantastic fight by these killiney girls . 3 away is always hard but particularly on a course like Wicklow which was playing as hard as it possible could in the stunning conditions .

The end of a good run . I cannot thank these girls and Leo for their fantastic commitment! .



President Valerie, Lady Captain Diane , Lady Vice Irene

In Wicklow 

Ball spotters:  Melanie Allen, Julie Savage & Darina Heavey. 

Caterers: Roisin McCarron & Maureen Flannery.
Marianne Doran, Mary Casey, Caroline Temperly and Clodagh Hughes

In Killiney

Emer Kirwan, Miriam McCullagh, Cathy McGovern, Diane O'Brien.


Big thanks to assistant captain Anne and the Ladies' Committee for all the help and support.


Hilary Murray & Anne Kilty .