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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Bragging rights for Niall over Rory as Leinster win

Golfer Rory McIlroy and One Direction’s Niall Horan cheering
on the teams in last night’s Leinster-Ulster Pro12 semi-final. SPORTSFILE
Golfer Rory McIlroy and One Direction’s Niall Horan cheering on the teams in last night’s Leinster-Ulster Pro12 semi-final. SPORTSFILE

Ryan Nugent

One Direction's Niall Horan won bragging rights over golfing star Rory McIlroy as Leinster cruised past rivals Ulster to reach this year's Guinness Pro12 final.

The pair were spotted cheering on their teams at the RDS last night as McIlroy took a break from this week's Irish Open.

Westmeath native Horan was sporting a blue Leinster top in support of his province, next to a less-than impressed Co Down native McIlroy.

Leinster defeated their rivals by 30-18.

All eyes will now be on today's semi-final clash at the Sportsground, with Connacht taking on holders Glasgow Warriors.

It could make for an all-Irish final next weekend in Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

Irish Independent

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