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Ward always among the greatest on Merit

THE remarkable Ger Ward has come in at number two on the National Ladies Order of Merit table for 2011.

She is one of the greatest ever players to have graced the sport.

She is joint leading record holder in both the National Matchplay and Strokeplay Championships with the legendary Clare Keating. Both women have won eight Matchplay and six Strokeplay crowns.

And this season, Ger helped the Dubs to collect the All-Ireland title for the 20th time. Her team-mates were Linda Thompson (Glenville), Maree O'Toole (Shandon), Helen Greagsby (CYMC/LC), Siobhan Keely (RGSC) and her Portmarnock colleague, Sheelagh Elmes.