Monday 21 October 2019

Six ladies' pennants remain up for grabs at rain-delayed finals

The action will resume at 9am today with the finals of the Junior Foursomes, the Junior Cup and the Challenge Cup also scheduled. Stock photo
The action will resume at 9am today with the finals of the Junior Foursomes, the Junior Cup and the Challenge Cup also scheduled. Stock photo

Brian Keogh

Super Saturday awaits in the AIG Ladies Cup and Shields finals after a weather delay left all six pennants to be decided on the final day at Knightsbrook yesterday.

Torrential rain delayed the start by almost three hours and the finals of the AIG Senior Foursomes, the Intermediate Cup and the Minor Cup were all suspended due to the onset of darkness.

The action will resume at 9am today with the finals of the Junior Foursomes, the Junior Cup and the Challenge Cup also scheduled.

Massereene led Limerick by one hole in two of the three matches in the Senior Foursomes final while Mullingar had a narrow lead over Loughrea in AIG Intermediate Cup title clash with Loughrea.

As for the AIG Minor Cup, New Forest led Kilmashogue 1-0 with the remaining four matches in the balance with three holes to play.

In the AIG Challenge Cup semi-finals, East Cork beat Rathcore 3.5-1.5 and will face Tulfarris, who beat Co Sligo 3-2 on the 19th, in today's final.

Limerick beat Newlands 3.5-1.5 on the 19th the semi-finals of the AIG Junior Cup and will face Enniscorthy for the green pennant.

The Wexford side beat Co Armagh 3.5-1.5 thanks to wins for Eimear McGrath, former Wexford camogie captain Stellah Sinnott and Nicola Jacob, who was four down after four.

In the AIG Junior Foursomes, Portumna will be seeking their second win in three years when they face Mullingar in today's final.

Meanwhile, Gort beat Templemore 3.5-1.5 to win a thrilling inaugural staging of the Fred Perry Trophy at Co Sligo with two matches going to extra holes.

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