Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland

Official Partners


Ireland 2006 represents a partnership between Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority), the Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) and two private sector companies - AIB Bank and Waterford Crystal. Ireland will play host to The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare. As host nation to The 2006 Ryder Cup, Ireland aims to use the event to promote Ireland as a first class holiday, gourmet, golfing and business destination.

Allianz Ireland, part of the global Allianz financial services group, is a leading insurance company specialising in complex corporate and commercial risks, making it an ideal partner for all insurance and risk management services required for The 2006 Ryder Cup. As well as acting as the Official Insurer to The 2006 Ryder Cup, Allianz Ireland is also a proud sponsor of Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley and the Nissan Irish Open.

Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, and with offices in 16 European countries, designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent relies on its strengths in mobility, optical, data and voice networking technologies as well as software and services to develop next-generation networks. The company's systems, services and software are designed to help customers quickly deploy and better manage their networks and create new, revenue-generating services that help businesses and consumers.

KPMG International is the global network of professional advisory firms whose aim is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, its people and its communities. With more than 103,000 people collaborating worldwide, member firms provide assurance, consulting, tax, legal and financial advisory services from more than 820 cities in 159 countries. KPMG will act as the Official Professional Services Sponsor to The 2006 Ryder Cup.

O2 Ireland is a leading provider of mobile communications in Ireland and will supply Ryder Cup Europe LLP with a full range of interactive mobile services to ensure that visitors to The 2006 Ryder Cup extract maximum enjoyment from the event. O2 Ireland is also a long term sponsor of the Smurfit European Open, staged annually at The K Club, and leading Irish Tour professional, Padraig Harrington. O2 Ireland also runs the annual O2 Masters Golf Championship in which amateur Irish golfers from Ireland's 32 counties compete to qualify for a place in the grand final in Spain.

Rolex is one of the world's leading timepiece companies. At The 2006 Ryder Cup, Rolex clocks will be sited at various vantage points around The K Club complex, providing the teams, the public and media with essential timing information. Rolex is also the Official Timekeeper to The European Tour, The Open Championship and a number of professional golf tournaments on the International Schedule.

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2006 Official Partners

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