Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated Holywood golfer Rory McIlroy on a superb win at the US Open.
The 22-year-old secured his first major title with an eight shot victory yesterday. He is the youngest US Open champion in history and follows in the footsteps of fellow countryman Graeme McDowell who won the title last year. Carál Ní Chuilín said: “This is a fantastic win for Rory McIlroy. He showed tremendous character throughout this tournament and is truly deserving of this victory.
“Rory is an excellent role model for golfers and sports people across these islands and indeed across the world. We look forward to his return home and offer him many congratulations."