The final of the Barry McGuigan Matchplay Trophy open to all lady members of any handicap category came down to “the matchplay machine” that is Vera Tighe and a lady who has been absent for nearly a year, Irene Rooney. Despite her absence Irene came back and played magnificent golf and indeed has featured in the winners’ enclosure several times already. She was delighted to get to two finals of the matchplays but sadly was defeated in both. Vera Tighe is an extremely stalwart match player and it’s very tricky to get a win over her! Well done to both ladies, a great contest throughout.