Kavanagh falls back in Holland
Overnight leader Hazel Kavanagh slipped six shots off the pace entering the final round of the ABN AMRO Ladies Open in Holland.
The Dubliner, who led a Ladies European Tour event for the first time in her career following an opening 68, followed up with a three over par 75 to slip back to tied 17th on one-under.
Nicholas not tempted to play Irish card in Solheim Cup
Ireland’s Solheim Cup hopefuls can expect no preferential treatment from European captain Alison Nicholas when she chooses her four wildcards for the 2011 matches at Killeen Castle.
If an Irishwoman fails to make the side automatically, don’t hold your breath waiting for Nicholas to cowtow to home sentiment with a pity pick.
McVeigh has stomach for Helen Holm victory
Never mind the professionals, Ireland’s amateur ladies have the game to take on all comers.
Just 24 hours before she is named in the Curtis Cup side alongside the brilliant Cavan twins Lisa and Leona Maguire, Danielle McVeigh overcame a bout of suspected food poisoning to win the 54-hole Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Troon.
Epic road-trip sees Irish women make it to Spain
As the volcanic ash cloud continues to cause havoc with the world’s air travel, Ireland’s team for this week’s Comunitat Valenciana European Cup have been forced into some extraordinary travel arrangements in order to ensure they are in Alicante for Thursday’s opening day.