Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Left to right: Stena Line Communications Manager Eamonn Hewitt, European Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills and Stena Line Freight Sales Manager Declan O'Sullivan celebrate the announcement at The K Club that the ferry company has been appointed Preferred Supplier of Ferry Services to The Ryder Cup 2006.

Ferry Good Deal for The Ryder Cup

Stena Lina Appointed Preferred Supplier of Ferry Services to The 2006 Ryder Cup

06 September 2005

Stena Line, one of the world's largest ferry operators, has been appointed Preferred Supplier of Ferry Services to The 2006 Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup Europe LLP announced the agreement, undertaking to utilise Stena Line services whenever possible as part of the huge logistical undertaking in transporting equipment to the largest sporting event ever staged in Ireland.

As Preferred Supplier of Ferry Services to The Ryder Cup, which takes place at The K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare, from September 22-24, 2006, Stena Line will also carry ticket holders between the UK and Ireland via its five Irish Sea routes.

Michael McGrath, Freight Director for Stena Line, said: "We are delighted to be named as the Preferred Supplier of Ferry Services to The Ryder Cup 2006 which promises to be one of the greatest sporting occasions that Ireland has ever witnessed. Out extensive route network and choice of craft between Britain and Ireland has helped us secure this prestigious contract."

Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: "As an internationally recognised transport and travel service company, and one of the world's largest ferry operators, Stena Line is a valued addition to The Ryder Cup as its Preferred Supplier of Ferry Services.

"Stena will play a key role in ferrying large quantities of equipment to Ireland and, at the same time, providing special rates for ticket holders planning to enjoy the experience of travelling to The Ryder Cup by sea."

Stena Line offers the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes from Britain to Ireland, including the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire, Holyhead to Dublin, Fishguard to Rosslare, Stranraer to Belfast and Fleetwood to Larne routes. The company carries more than three million passengers on its Irish Sea routes each year, more than its rival ferry operators combined.

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