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Saturday 16 December 2017

Girls on the brink of Home title

Ireland maintained their unblemished record in this year's Girls Home Internationals over the Gullane No 2 links yesterday with a nail-biting 5-4 victory over Wales.

Today Ireland have the chance to end a barren run by lifting the Stroyan Cup.

They followed their success against Scotland by edging Wales, and today a halved match with reigning champions England would give them the crown.

England, held to a draw by Wales on Wednesday, squeezed home 5-4 against Scotland yesterday and now need to beat Ireland to retain their title.

The morning foursomes in Ireland's match yesterday were shared, Paula Grant and Jessica Carty halving their match, Ariana Coyle-Diez and Jean O'Driscoll losing one down and Chloe Ryan and Sinead Sexton romping to a resounding 8&7 triumph.

In the singles, Ireland were able to post a victory by virtue of an important half Grant had with Chloe Williams.

Coyle-Diez, O'Driscoll and Ryan secured victories at the bottom of the order to make sure of a 5-4 result, which will ensure a gripping final day.

Irish Independent

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