Monday, 4 October 2010

Robinson and McGuinness congratulate Ryder Cup team

First Minister Rt Hon Peter D. Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA have congratulated the European Ryder Cup team on their stunning success this afternoon.

Mr Robinson said: “I would like to congratulate the European team on their wonderful Ryder Cup win. The win is all the more enjoyable given the pivotal role played by local golfers, especially Graeme McDowell, whose heroic victory brought the trophy back to European soil. We can all be extremely proud of Rory McIlroy and Graeme, they are marvellous ambassadors for their sport and their country, well done!"

Mr McGuinness said: “Rory, Graeme and Padraig have led the European team to a wonderful victory. The manner in which they have conducted themselves under enormous pressure, is an example to us all. Local golfers have once again proved themselves to be the best in the world, an achievement we should all enjoy. I would like to offer my congratulations to each member of the team on a truly memorable achievement.”

Ministers also congratulated team vice captains Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley.

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