Alison Walshe

Amazing Meadow makes Major cut as Walshe is undone

In 18 months she could be chasing Olympic gold under Paul McGinley in Rio de Janeiro but right now Stephanie Meadow is battling for cash and tour status after a sensational second round 68 helped her survive the cut in the ANA Inspiration in California. She's also playing "for Dad."

Amazing Meadow makes Major cut as Walshe is undone

Caudal and Walshe lead at Killeen Castle

Anne-Lise Caudal plays her approach to the 18th at Killeen Castle. Plicture by Tristan Jones.France’s Anne-Lise Caudal and American Alison Walshe led the field by one shot after the first round of the Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland at Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co Meath.

The pair carded six-under-par 66s to lie ahead of South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace, Sweden’s Maria Hjorth and Spain’s Azahara Munoz Guijarro. Click here for scores.

Killeen Castle ready for strong AIB Ladies Irish Open field

Just a matter of days after the European Tour left Ireland behind after another successful 3 Irish Open, the Ladies European Tour arrives on Irish soil ready for this week’s AIB Ladies Irish Open.

Irish struggle in Women's Australian Open

Laura Davies at Portmarnock Links last year.Defending champion Laura Davies opened her title defence with a five-under par 68 in the Handa Women’s Australian Open at Commonwealth Golf Club.

Watch out for Walshe

Galway born Alison Walshe could be Europe’s secret weapon in the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle.

The Boston based star, 25, won six points out of six for the Americans in last year’s Curtis Cup rout of Mary McKenna’s Great Britain and Ireland side.

But she’s not eligible for the US Solheim Cup squad because she was born in Galway and lived in Tuam until she was five. And that means she can tee it up for Europe as she has an Irish passport and earned her Ladies European Tour card this week

Delaney and Walshe graduate at LET Q-School

Alison Walshe earned her Ladies European Tour cardCarlow's Tara Delaney survived a late scare to regain her Ladies European Tour card at the 72-hole Final Qualifying School in Spain.

But there was also a tour card for Galway born Alison Walshe, 24, who represented the USA in the 2008 Curtis Cup.

With an Irish heritage, Walshe could well be eligible to contend for a place on Alison Nicholas' European side for the 2011 Solheim Cup matches at Killeen Castle. This week, at least, she competed under the American flag.