Holywood man wins West of Ireland title

Congratulations to Holywood boy Rory McIlroy on winning the West of Ireland Open Amateur Golf Championship at Rosses Point in Sligo, at the grand old age of 15. Last time I saw him, he’d just flown back from Florida with his dad (where they’d been reccying a course in preparation for the the World Under Tens Championship) in time to grab a bite to eat and up and out onto the Holywood course. At the time his golf bag was longer than he was tall. It seems he’s grown: in stature as well as in years!

  • Keith M

    Oh dear, does anyone else find it sad to see a young lad dedicating himself to a “sport” which was devised to get middle aged men out from under their wives feet? It could be worse I suppose, he could have been befriended my Michael Jackson.

  • Pat Curley

    My reading of the article is that he just won a single round of match play, that the championship is far from completed.

  • Richard Delevan

    For a minute there I thought the headline read “Hollywood man wins West of Ireland title” and thought you were talking about Martin Sheen.

  • Mick Fealty

    Sorry Pat, at the time of posting that was the most up-to-date news I had. Here’s the latest.

  • Davros

    Top of Front page in Todays Irish News.