A Mayo woman is captaining the Irish Girls’ team today in the R&A Girls’ and Boys’ Home Internationals at the Downfield Golf Club in Dundee, Scotland.
Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – made up of 16 players (seven girls and nine boys) – will compete for success in the matches played across three days.
The 2022 matches will be played at Downfield in Scotland from August 2-4.
Over 18 holes, each match consists of seven foursomes games (three girls and four boys) and 14 singles games (six girls and eight boys). Team positions will be determined by the highest number of match points.
Historical trophies will also be presented to the leading country in the girls’ and boys’ series of matches.
Claremorris native Kate Gallagher says it is great that she has been made captain and she sees it as a chance to give back to Irish golf.
Kate is the daughter of Seamus and Mary Gallagher from Knock Road.
She speaks to Golf Ireland below:
The Boys' and Girls' Home International Matches get underway tomorrow and we caught up with Girls' Captain Kate Gallagher before the squads headed for @DownfieldGolf ☘️@RandA #GolfIreland pic.twitter.com/E1ptrBxZ3C
— Golf Ireland (@GolfIreland_) August 1, 2022
Ireland are currently losing 6.5-5.5 to England, at the time of writing.
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