Valerie Hassett (President, Irish Ladies Golf Union) presenting Valerie Clancy (Killarney and Mitchelstown) with the Sybil Meharg Trophy (U18 Gross) at the 2016 Irish Women's Close Amateur Championship after her victory at Lahinch Golf Club on Sunday, May 15. Also in the picture are Gerry Pierse (Captain, Lahinch Golf Club) and Angela Cullinan (Lady Captain, Lahinch Golf Club). (Pic Pat Cashman)

Young Mitchelstown golfer Valerie Clancy, is set to represent Ireland at two events in Norway and Switzerland in July.

Fresh from winning the Sybil Meharg Trophy (U18 gross) at Lahinch Golf Club in the 2016 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship on May 15, Valerie will be settling down to study for her upcoming Junior Certificate exams before jetting off to Europe in July.

She also got to the quarter-finals of the ladies tournament in the same competition and would have been the only U18 player in that section.

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