Claire Coughlan (Cork), Niamh Kitching (Limerick) and Terry Sexton (Dun Laoghaire) will Captain the Irish Ladies, Girls and Senior International Teams for the 2012 season.
Claire Coughlan, a past Curtis Cup player, will lead the Irish Team for the Women’s Home International Matches at her home club of Cork, 4-6 September 2012. It is the first time the Home Internationals have been played in Ireland since Dundalk in 2005 when the Irish team were looking for 3 titles in a row, having won in 2003 and 2004 when Coughlan herself was a member of the team.
Niamh Kitching, a recent past International, will once again Captain the Irish Girls team at the Girls’ European Team Championships to be played in GC St. Leon-Rot, Germany, 10-14 July and the Girls’ Home International team at Radyr Golf Club, Wales, 7-9 August 2012. Seapoint’s Paula Reynolds will accompany Kitching and the team for a second year, acting as Team Manager for both events.
Terry Sexton, an esteemed member of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club and member of the Irish Senior Ladies team that played England in 2001, will take up the reins as Captain of the Irish Seniors’ team for the European Senior Ladies Team Championships, Lugano GC S witzerland, 4-8 September and the Senior Home International Matches, Elie & Earlsferry, Scotland, 2-4 October 2012.