The MGA and the Golfing Union of Ireland first faced off in the fall of 1990, in what was then known as the Metedeconk International Challenge Cup. The competition resumed in its present form in 1996 after former New York Governor Hugh L. Carey spearheaded the revival of the matches. Carey donated a silver claret jug which serves as the official trophy to foster commerce between the two countries and to promote sportsmanship and goodwill through friendly competition.
This year, players will compete at Galway Bay Golf Resort in Oranmore, Ireland. The Carey Cup is contended over Four-Ball, Foursomes, and Singles matches between the six-man teams.