St Ronan's College, Lurgan win Irish Senior Cup at Milltown

Valerie Hassett, the president of the Irish Ladies' Golf Union, makes a presentation to some of the winners at the Irish Schools Senior & Junior Cup finals at Milltown Golf Club on Monday
Picture by Pat Cashman
Tony McGee

ULSTER Schools brought off a superb double at Milltown Golf Club in Dublin as St Ronan's College, Lurgan won the Irish Senior Cup and Rathmore Grammar collected the Junior Cup.

For Irish international Niamh McSherry, it was also a notable occasion as she won her fourth Schools' Cup medal, this time partnered by her international colleague Annabel Wilson. This pair of talented teenagers kept the trophy in their Lurgan school for the fourth year in-a-row. 

Wilson also won the Mary Nolan Trophy for the Best Gross score. McSherry and Wilson returned 33 and 34 gross points, which left them 17 points ahead of their nearest rivals from Ursuline College in Sligo. The pair also teamed up with school-mate Eadoin Ward, who carded 18 points.

Rathmore Grammar, represented by Ciara Brennan and Olivia McCrystal, clinched the Junior Cup with seven points to spare over Gorey Community School. Brennan posted a round of 23 gross points, while McCrystal carded 14 points.


 St Ronan's College, Lurgan: Niamh McSherry 33, Eadaoin Ward [18], Annabel Wilson 34; 50pts, Ursuline College, Sligo: Niamh Cronin 19, Ella McDermott [3], Maeve Rooney 31; 47pts, St Angela’s Ursuline, Waterford: Katie Aherne 28, Emma Elliott [13], Anna Dawson 19; 44pts, St Patrick's Comprehensive, Clare: Lisa O'Shea 26, Leanne O'Shea 18; 41pts, Muckross College, Dublin: Ellen O'Gorman 20, Ellen Dunleavey [14], Anna Foster 21

Best Gross, Mary Nowlan Trophy
34pts, St Ronan's College, Lurgan:
Annabel Wilson

Best Net 
39pts, Salerno, Galway Mega Harty


37pts, Rathmore Grammar, Belfast:
Ciara Brennan 23, Olivia McCrystal 14; 31pts, Gorey Community School: Kate O'Harte 21, Megan Lanigan 10, Holly Mulvey [7]; 29pts, Loreto, Foxrock: Emma Walsh 13, Caitlin Sherin 16, Laura McCarthy [8]; 25pts, Salerno, Galway: Megan Harty 16, Caoimhe McDermott 9, Ciara Murphy [7]; 22pts, Colaiste Mhuire, Clare: Shannon Hegarty 18, Emma McCarthy 4

Best Gross 
18pts, Colaiste Muire, Clare:
Shannon Hegarty

Best Net 
33pts, Loreto, Foxrock:
Caitlin Sherin

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