Nov 27th, 2018
Ireland pitching for 2026 Ryder Cup
At Adare Manor
Ireland is actively pitching to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, with Adare Manor set to be the venue.
According to reports in the Belfast Times, Irish Sports Minister Shane Ross travelled to the Ryder Cup in Paris and meet with European Tour chairman David Williams, CEO Keith Pelley, and deputy CEO Guy Kinnings, whose responsibilities include all aspects of the Ryder Cup.
It is understood both Pelley and Kinnings expressed an "openness to considering Ireland" as a potential host. It was last staged in Ireland in 2006 at the K-Club, so a return to Ireland after a gap of 20 years would make a lot of sense.
JP McManus, the owner of Adare Manor, confirmed earlier this year that the resort in Limerick will be seeking to host the competition.
"It is every golf course owner's hope to get the Ryder Cup," McManus commented. "I am sure it will cost plenty. But I would like to bring it to Ireland, to Limerick and to Adare, and give the whole south-west a boost. It would be great for Limerick and Ireland."
With JP McManus backing the project, we would be pretty confident that this will soon be a done deal, and an announcement is expected in the New Year. Watch this space.