Martin Ross

As gnarled veterans of the rights trade join fresh-faced digital start-ups in the Principality next week, a cautious media-rights industry continues to question just what the future looks like.

Ireland’s Adare Manor will stage the 2026 Ryder Cup following a complete overhaul of the golf course and renovation of the five-star resort. Colm Hannon, the venue’s chief executive, speaks to Martin Ross about the changes undertaken and challenges to be met before one of sport’s iconic events rolls into town.