What a few weeks it has been for world sport and our very Irish superstars have been some of those making the headlines.
In Golf, Rory McIlroy from County Down won the much coveted US PGA Championship in style as he secured his second major, at the young age of 23 by a record margin, after his eight-shot victory broke Jack Nicklaus’s US PGA record for largest winning margin by one stroke.
He also won this year the Honda Classic on the US Tour in March, and his storming return to form to clinche the US PGA Championship came after a disappointing follow on to his breakthrough first Major win in the US Open last year, as in the Major outings since then he has failed to make top place rankings.
McIlroy who will have now almost eight months to wait until the next Major, the US Masters at Augusta in April will concentrate on some other highly fought competitions, including the FedEx Cup, the Ryder Cup and the Race to Dubai.
With the calibre of golf courses and links on offering in his native Ireland, it’s no wonder McIlroy is striking perfection time and again, and with a range of golf vacations in Ireland to choose to, you too could attempt to emulate our Golfing Hero!
Whereas in London and at the Olympics, Irelands elite took 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in boxing and 1 bronze medal in Equestrian. That gold medal belong to Bray’s own Katie Taylor and yesterday after she and the rest of the Irish Olympic team touched down in Dublin, she was whisked back to her home town for a celebratory homecoming event.
Literally people travelled in their thousands to get a glimpse of the gold medal winning Olympian and what awaited Katie as she stepped out to great her supporters was an estimates 20,000 people, consisting of family, friends, locals and visitors here on their Ireland Vacation Packages desperate to feel part of the once in lifetime event and all stretching along the seafront finding any vantage point they could.