Good morning and welcome to the 2023 Irish Open Ladies Championship event. You know how this works – if you identify as female you are welcome here. Last year’s event drew 51 runners and was won by Migle Kriksciunaite who beat a tough final table to the €3,345 top prize. We’re not sure what sort of numbers we’re looking at yet, but this is always one of the most enjoyable and good-natured events of the festival, and there’s been a lot of excitement about it overheard in the bar and so on.
Play begins at 2pm and we’ll be intermittently reporting on it here with increasing frequency, leading up to full coverage of the final table later in the day. Until then, you can read Mad Harper’s excellent piece about Ladies’ Championships past by clicking here.