Newlands, Rockmount, City of Derry & Cahir Park crowned Revive Active Regional Champions
The Revive Active Regional Fourball Finals did not disappoint when they took place on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September 2016 in four different venues. Glorious sunshine graced Golf Clubs all over Ireland for the Regional Finals and was reflected in the great golf played on the day. One of our Revive Active Representatives, Joanne Clancy said "We are delighted to sponsor the ILGU Ladies Fourball Tournament. The Regional Finals proved to be exciting and well done to all teams involved. We look forward to the National Finals on 1st and 2nd October."
Below are the results for each of the four reasons over the course of 2 days. Great golf and great weather made for a tremendous few days for our team to get out of the office to enjoy the last of the sunshine!
A sunny Seapoint Golf Club welcomed Region 1 finalists, Newlands and Carton House as they battled for the title. The Dublin team came out stronger on the day and won the top three matches, never allowing Carton House a look in. They will represent Regional 1 at the All-Ireland finals.
Newlands 3½ Carton House 1½
Esme Murphy(4) & Grainne Friel (15) beat Judith Whelan (8) & Ann Webb (19) 4&3
Rebecca Carroll (10) & Genevieve Tracey (12) beat Maura Bruton (18) & Lucy Donegan (14) 2&1
Louise Halpin (13) & Pauline Curtis (15) beat Ann Crafton (15) & Marian de Bhulbh (20) 1up
Siobhan Byrne (13) & Mary K O’Mahony (15) lost to Ciara Greenwood (15) & Ros McCarthy (20) 2&1
Leonie Colgan (12) & Babs Sweny (17) halved with Gay Colbert (20) & Ann McQuinlan (20) (called in)
After a weekend of torrential rain, Kilkeel Golf Club was in immaculate condition for the Region 2 Final between Belvoir Park and Rockmount. Defending Regional Champions, Rockmount had the edge on Belvoir Park, as they recorded wins of 4&3 in the second match and 6&5 in the fourth match. Belvoir responded by winning the first match 3&1. A halved hole on the 17th green provided Rockmount with their third match, resulting in overall victory.
Rockmount 3 ½ Belvoir Park 1½
Jo Donaldson (8) & Rosie McCrea (16) lost to Judy Simpson (15) & Pauline Bailie (11) 3&1
Jan Lindsay (12) & Frances Lawther (20) beat Gail Linter (8) & Marie Canavan (20) 4&3
Diane Patterson (14) & Deirdre Russell beat Violet McBride (6) & Donna Finlay (22) 2&1
Maureen Entwhistle (13) & Oonagh Devine (23) beat Anne Overill (12) & Joanne Small (18) 6&5
Leonie Power (15) & Patricia McDonnell (23) halved with Jenny Gibson (6) & Cathy Patterson (26) (called in)
Two Tipperary teams, Thurles and Cahir Park played the Region 3 final at Castletroy Golf Club. It was a close affair, with players giving their all in the hope of bringing home the title and progressing to the All-Ireland finals. Thurles won the top match and the third match but with wins for 2014 All-Ireland Champions, Cahir Park in the second, fourth and fifth matches, they will reach the All-Ireland finals once again.
Thurles 2 Cahir Park 3
Laura Ryan (5) & Marie Slattery (20) beat Katherine Morrissey (12) & Yvonne Morrison (18) 5&4
Jacqueline Corbett (11) & Margaret Corcoran (15) lost to Caitlin Fitzgerald (14) & Catherine Costigan (17) 3&2
Anette Boland (12) & Mary Coman O'Neill (14) beat Catherine Costigan (17) & Helen O'Donoghue (14) 1up
Marian Finn (8) & Susan Troy (17) lost to Bernie Carroll (15) & Chris Noonan (22) on the 19th
Margaret Lonergan (14) & Mary Coffey (17) lost to Michelle Keating (20) & Emma Keating (23) 2&1
The matches in Region 4 were extremely tight, with four matches coming down to the challenging par 5 18th and one progressing down the 19th, before being called in. It looked positive for Tuam as they won the top match 2up but City of Derry won the second, third and fifth matches. They will now make their way to Old Conna Golf Club for the National Final.
Tuam 1½ City of Derry 3½
Ciara Mulryan (6) & Jacky Cullen (16) beat Naoimh Quigg (1) & Karen Jackson (18) 2up
Lorna Mulally (8) & Jacqui McGrath (19) lost to Vivienne Houston (7) & Ciara Quigg (15) 4&2
Anneta O’Neill (14) & Mary Bollard 20) lost to Jenny Flanagan (12) & Geraldine Crossan (14) 1 down
Martina Casserly (13) & Ann Higgins (21) halved with Gerda Laird (16) & Pamela Rutherford (19)
Marian Mulryan (15) & Maureen Donnelly (23) lost to Maire McReynolds (15) & Rosaleen McAnulla (21) 1 down
The Revive Active National Semi-Final and Final will be held at Old Conna Golf Club on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October - we look forward to seeing everybody there.
At the beginning of this year we announced a sponsorship agreement between ourselves and the ILGU National Fourball for the next three years. We are delighted to be involved with more than 41,000 active female golfers and sponsor the countrys leading inter-club fourball event for lady club golfers.
After the event each golfer received a Revive Active pack containing a 7 day supply of the Revive Active Original Super Supplement, supplement shaker and a Revive Active golf towel. Hopefully this will help them all to keep their energy up for the finals!
Check out some pictures from the competition below.