The Ryder Cup will take place in Adare Manor in 2026 after it was confirmed as the host venue for the 2026 Biennial competition that will be played in Rome and New York in 2022 and 2024 before landing in Limerick in 7 years time.
It was confirmed today that the Irish Open’s future is secure until 2026 which is good news coming off the back of a successful is staging in Lahinch 3 weeks ago. The good news just keeps coming for the golf fraternity after Shane Lowry’s win in Portrush last week.
The hosting of the Ryder Cup will be the culmination of years of work for JP Mc Manus and all the staff that work in Adare. It was his stated desire when he purchased Adare Manor that he would bring the Ryder Cup to Limerick and now the dream will be realised in 2026.
While the confirmation of the news will be welcomed, it is now that the tough work will begin to put the correct infrastructure in place, roads, public transport etc and also making sure that the Manor will be in good shape.
With the backing of the Irish Government, JP and his team in Adare will have 7 years to put all the right infrastructure in place to make this Ryder Cup one to remember like the K Club in 2006.
It will be the biggest world sporting event staged in Ireland like the Paralympics that was held in 2003. The work that has gone in to get this bid off the ground has to be commended. The Manor saw off competition from the Belfrey to name one course that looked to host the Ryder Cup.
As I say, the hard work will commence right away because 7 years seems a long way off but in sporting terms it is only a short period. Here’s hoping that everyone gets in behind this and all the required support will be put in place to help all in the Manor to chance to show Limerick off and also the West of Ireland.
It will be a huge boost to the tourist sector but this news will also be a boost to the golf clubs all over Ireland like Shane Lowry winning last weekend, it will mean people will dust off the clubs and go out and play a round in their local club.
2026 is 7 years away but this is terrific for the sporting scene in Ireland. Well done to JP and all his team in Adare. Roll on 2026…..