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European Senior Women’s Team Championship at Dun Laoghaire next week

Defending champions, Sweden, will be seeking their second successive title when Ireland plays host to the 15-nation European Senior Women’s Team Championship at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club from next Monday, August 31 to Friday,  September 4.

France look likely to be Sweden’s strongest challengers for the title, with Virgine Burrus and Cecilia Morgue d’Algue hoping to repeat their successful victories of 2006 and 2007. Spain’s Vicky Pertierra and Catalina Castillejo should lead their side to a top four finish, while Lorna Bennett and Fiona de Vries join a formidable Scottish line up expecting to make the semi-finals.

Host nation Ireland will be led by Close Champion Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock) while Helen Jones (Strabane), Violet McBride (Belvoir Park), Phil O’Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) and Sheena McElroy (Grange) are sure to feature regularly in team captain Roma English’s (Larne) line ups.


Carton’s Cian wins Grange Dublin Boys’ championship

our_dublin_boys_2009_(11)Sixteen-year-old Cian Geraghty, a one handicap from Carton House in Maynooth, produced one of the lowest scoring 36-hole aggregates in the 17 years of the Allianz Grange Dublin Boys championship, which he recently won.

Demonstrating his enormous potential, Geraghty scored gross rounds of 72-71 to win by a clear four shots from Jake Whelan (7) of Newlands golf club with 74-73; while Robbie Pierse (5) from the Grange club in Rathfarnham, was one shot back in third place, posting rounds of 71-77.

A notable double was recorded by Carton House players when Geraghty’s title winning effort was augmented by fellow club member and one-handicapper, Conor Glynn, whose two-over par 70 was the lowest round recorded in the 72 strong field.