Paul McGinley honoured to help Team Ireland at Rio Olympics

Winning European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is set to team up again with world number one Rory McIlroy as he is named Ireland golf team leader for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Dubliner McGinley was among the team leaders announced by the Olympic Council of Ireland on Thursday morning.

"This is a great follow-on from the Ryder Cup," said McGinley. "My aim between now and the Games will be to gather as much information as possible which will be of help to the players.

"It will be a great honour to represent my country at the largest sporting event in the world and it will provide a great platform for us to showcase the game of golf."