Video: Many are buoyed up by Rory’s victory

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Most people who spoke to the News Letter on the streets yesterday felt uplifted by Rory McIlroy’s latest golf victory.

Declan McAleese from Lurgan said it was “great to see him winning”.

Paul McStravick, Lurgan

Paul McStravick, Lurgan

He added: “I went to bed at 11pm and didn’t see the end”.

Marian McStravick from Lurgan said it was “great news”.

Although not a golf fan herself, she sat up until 2am “as the whole house was up”.

She added: “My son and husband were watching so I didn’t have much choice.”

Ryan McCullough from Dungannon

Ryan McCullough from Dungannon

Gerry Caffrey from Belfast said he had been disappointed by Rory’s form in the wake of sponsorship changes and the break-up with his girlfriend.

“But maybe now he can do what he needs to do,” he said. “He has really gone up in my estimation”.

Ryan McCullough from Dungannon said that “getting rid of that girlfriend must have done it for him”.

He added: “I didn’t get to see it as I was working, but it was impressive”.

Barry Bruce from Portadown with Brooklyn, 3 and Poppy, 2.

Barry Bruce from Portadown with Brooklyn, 3 and Poppy, 2.

However Barry Bruce from Portadown disagreed.

“I don’t even follow it,” he said. “It is much too hyped up. Falling out with your girlfriend should not affect your golf.”

And John O’Neill from Craigavon was another who had little interest.

“I don’t follow any sport,” he said. “My interests are gardening, model building, keeping fish, reading and walking.”

Gerry Caffrey, Belfast

Gerry Caffrey, Belfast

Marian McStravick from Lurgan

Marian McStravick from Lurgan

Declan McAleese from Lurgan with Caoimhe, aged 8.

Declan McAleese from Lurgan with Caoimhe, aged 8.

 

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