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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Rory McIlroy hoping winning touch rubs off on Northern Ireland at Euro 2016

Rory McIlroy met with the Northern Ireland football team at their training base in Dublin on Monday
Rory McIlroy met with the Northern Ireland football team at their training base in Dublin on Monday

Rory McIlroy hopes his winning touch will rub off on the Northern Ireland football team as they prepare for the Euro 2016 finals this summer.

McIlroy rushed straight from his Irish Open victory at the K Club on Sunday to the south Dublin training camp of Michael O'Neill's men.

Northern Ireland said on their official Twitter account: "Fantastic to have Irish Open Champion @McIlroyRory visit and to wish the players good luck ahead of @UEFAEURO".

McIlroy finished strongly at the K Club to win by three shots and claim his first tournament win in six months.

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