Monday, 4 October 2010

McCausland praises Europe's Ryder Cup success

Sports Minister Nelson McCausland has congratulated the European win in today's final round of the Ryder Cup.

Europe defeated the United States team by one point to regain the Cup, which was held at Celtic Manor, with Portrush golfer Graeme McDowell securing the decisive point.

Singling out the two Northern Ireland players for particular praise, the Minister said: "I was delighted to see Northern Ireland's two golfers Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell play such an instrumental part in helping Europe regain the Ryder Cup. Indeed with Darren Clarke as vice captain, Northern Ireland's players have a deserving place at the top table in the golfing world.

"As Northern Ireland's ambassadors they join with our Commonwealth team in Delhi in showcasing Ulster to the world."

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