The ladies Club are very proud of Joan, who won the Plate (Shirley McDonald Trophy) in the Irish Senior Close Championship last Friday in Monkstown GC. The week involved qualifying rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday and matchplay for the quarter and semi finals.
The path to the final was far from easy, with qualifying matches on Tuesday and Wed, followed by match play on Thursday and Friday.
The match plays on Thursday went something like this:
Round 1: Joan beat Sarah McGooey (Powerscourt) 2+1
Quarter Final: Joan beat Mairead Ni Mhurcu ( East Cork) 5 +3
On Friday morning Joan was on the fairways early again for the semis where she overcame the challenge from Bernie McGrath (Macroom) 2 +1
Next up was the final, and with Ann O’Connor stepping up as a trusted caddy, Joan saw off the very stiff challenge from Kate Evans (RCD) . 2+1 (Incidently, Kate had beaten Ann earlier in the week).