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As we reflect on a wonderful journey, Ballykisteen Ladies Junior Foursome team returned from Malone GC Belfast where the All Ireland AIG / ILGU Cups and Shields Finals  were held. Their journey to Belfast through Munster had seen them compete successfully against Nenagh, Ennis, Kilrush, Newcastle West, Kinsale and reach the Munster final against Lee Valley  in Cahir Park GC  when the Provincial title and that much prized red pennant was secured for the Club. 
The week in Belfast was intense with practise on Tuesday and Wednesday when practise was seriously curtailed due to inclement weather.
The Quarter final match against Ulster Champions Shandon Park saw the team home with matches two and three winning on the 15th and the first match all square on 17th.
The semi final against Woodbrook had an 8am start on Friday morning, and the team on the practise ground waiting for dawn to break. 
The intensity was ratcheted up when the first match was lost on 15th, the result was soon tied when Ballykisteen won the third match on 17th. 
All eyes were now on the second match as it headed up the challenging 18th all square.
The 18th in Malone has water all the way on the right from tee to green and strong winds on the day brought this into play. Ballykisteen placed their challenging tee shot to an elevated fairway safely on the left and a good second saw then well placed on the fairway just ahead of their opposition. Woodbrook came up just short of the green when their third caught the run off from the green. Seconds felt like hours as the Ballykisteen team and supporters watched the third shot in the air against a strong left to right wind but the ball dropped safely left of the flag. Two putts saw the team through to the All Ireland final on Saturday morning against Potumna. 
Rainfall over the week had taken it's toll on the course but the day was bright and sunny. Potumna proved the stonger team on the day winning matches one and two and match three called in.
Ballykisteen Ladies are rightly proud of their achievement in the reaching the All Ireland finals and their silver medals will be a life time reminder of a great summer on the road playing golf and making friends.