Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Alliance congratulates Rory McIlroy on being ranked No 1 in the world


Alliance Representatives for Holywood, Stephen Farry MLA, Cllr Andrew Muir and Cllr Larry Thompson have congratulated Rory McIlroy on becoming the No 1 ranked golfer in the world.

North Down Alliance MLA Stephen Farry said: “This is a massive achievement and I imagine I speak for everyone in Holywood and across Northern Ireland when I congratulate Rory McIlroy on becoming world number one.

“People in Holywood are so proud of Rory and this is yet more excellent news about golfers from Northern Ireland.”

Holywood Councillor Andrew Muir said: “This is brilliant news and it will provide another boost to the sport in Northern Ireland. There is massive tourism potential in relation to golf here and Rory’s latest success will undoubtedly help us maximise this potential.”

Holywood Councillor Larry Thompson said: “I am so pleased for Rory and it speaks volumes for his outstanding ability that he has attained world No 1 status at such an early stage in his career. Rory is an outstanding ambassador for Northern Ireland and for the sport, and I believe he can continue to be the top golfer in the world for many, many years come."

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