Celebration time thanks to Cork win

Lurgan players celebrate All-Ireland glory at Monkstown. Back row, from left, are Maeve Cummins, Bronagh McKavanagh, Sian Mulholland, Cara Murphy, Lynne Hanna, Christine Hagan, Fiona McGrady and Orla O'Dowd. Front row, from left, are Sheena McStay (team manager), Pam Graham (lady captain), Diana McClelland (lady president) and Anne Knox. Pic by Pat Cashman.INLM40-199
Lurgan players celebrate All-Ireland glory at Monkstown. Back row, from left, are Maeve Cummins, Bronagh McKavanagh, Sian Mulholland, Cara Murphy, Lynne Hanna, Christine Hagan, Fiona McGrady and Orla O'Dowd. Front row, from left, are Sheena McStay (team manager), Pam Graham (lady captain), Diana McClelland (lady president) and Anne Knox. Pic by Pat Cashman.INLM40-199
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Lurgan ladies lifted a first All-Ireland title in club history on Saturday thanks to success across the Junior Cup.

Sheena McStay’s squad produced a winning performance against Dooks in Cork on the final day of the Private Home Care Inter-Club Championships.

Bronagh McKavanagh won 2up over Ogie O’Sullivan, Cara Murphy enjoyed a 6&5 success against Catherine Doyle and Sian Mulholland defeated Joan Harmon on the 21st. Other Lurgan players on show were Maeve Cummins and Christine Hagan.

Mulholland produced the decisive result with the teams level at two points apiece.

Dooks entered the 18th on 1up but Mulholland’s 10-foot putt pushed on events. The players shared the spoils across holes 19 and 20 before Mulholland gained a boost with a fine chip on to the green ahead of her composed finish.

“There were great scenes as an emotional captain, players and supporters mobbed the heroine,” said a spokesperson. “What a week, with the whole team a credit and the spirit and camaraderie of the team a pleasure to behold.

”Thanks to all those who travelled to cheer on the players, plus everyone who sent messages of support and congratulations.”

McKavanagh managed to maintain the upper hand across her contest, sealing the 18th with an excellent drive and beautiful shot to the green towards levelling the overall scoreboard.

An eagle at the second provided the highlight of Murphy’s round towards a superb 6&5 success.

Cummins registered a half and Hagan finished down by 4&3.