THE ADARE Manor is set to be announced as the host of the 2026 Ryder Cup, the first time an Irish course will host the golf competition since the K Club, Co Kildare, in 2006.
The announcement is expected to be made following a cabinet meeting today, where Minister for Sport, Shane Ross is to present a memo that will seek Government’s approval to license the event.
The event which takes place every two years sees The United States of America’s top golfers take on a team of Europe’s top golfers, saw more than 250,000 people attend the most recent Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France.
According to the Ryder Cup website, economic activity as a result of France hosting the competition amounted to more than €200 Million.
Local politicians have reacted to the announcement, with Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, saying, “This decision by the European Tour and the government is a major vote of confidence in Adare Manor and the surrounding areas, and it would not have been possible without the support of locals and JP McManus himself.
“It’s testament to the hard work and determination of residents, businesses, and officials from the various agencies who have been engaging with the European Tour over the past number of months.”
Sinn Féin TD, Maurice Quinlivan said, “The global reach of this competition is staggering, with the tournament broadcast to more than 370 million homes around the world.
“This gives Limerick and Ireland a fantastic opportunity to showcase our island as a top tourist destination to millions of people, just as The Open in Portrush did last week.”
More news as the story develops…