Sinn Féin’s Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the announcement this morning that the 148th Open Golf Tournament will be held in Portrush in 2019.
Ms Archibald said, “This is fantastic news both for the north coast and the island of Ireland. All of those involved in securing the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the north, should be congratulated for their hard work.”
“This will be a huge economic boost and provide excellent opportunities for benefit from tourism.”
She continued, “It is also a testament to the success of golfers from here who are excellent ambassadors for their sport and they will undoubtedly receive tremendous support from Irish fans.” Crioch.