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Tuesday 19 September 2017

Rory McIlroy hits the town in Dublin with Niall Horan for star-studded party at new bar

Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's
Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's "An Evening with Rory" afterparty at Zozimus Bar in Anne's Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
James Nesbitt, Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's "An Evening with Rory" afterparty at Zozimus Bar. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's "An Evening with Rory" afterparty. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Alex Ferguson, Rory McIlroy and James Nesbitt at the event. Photo: Maxwell Photography
James Nesbitt interviews Rory McIlroy on stage at ‘An Evening with Rory’ at Dublin’s Convention Centre
Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's "An Evening with Rory" afterparty at Zozimus Bar in Anne's Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Rory McIlroy certainly made the most of his time in Dublin.

The former world number one, from Holywood, Co Down, was in the capital for a special event hosted by Newstalk 'An Evening With Rory' hosted at the Convention Centre.

But once the business was over, the  26-year-old let his hair down with pal Niall Horan. Horan and McIlroy's bromance has been well documented over the years with the One Direction singer caddying for him at Augusta in 2015 and they meet up every time they're on home soil.

The Mullingar musician has been spending more time in Ireland during his band's one year hiatus. After Tuesday night's in-depth interview, which was conducted by actor James Nesbitt.

James Nesbitt, Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's
James Nesbitt, Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's "An Evening with Rory" afterparty at Zozimus Bar. Picture: Brian McEvoy

The famous group descended on newly opened bar Zozimus on Anne's Lane, co-owned by Derry Desmond, son of billionaire Dermot Desmond.

Read more: Rory McIlroy soaks up the sun in Barbados with fiancée Erica Stoll

Earlier in the evening, Rory revealed he went through a "typical teenage" rebellious phase and wanted to quit golf, despite being on the brink of worldwide superstardom.

"I remember when I was 16 I didn't want to play golf anymore," he said.

Alex Ferguson, Rory McIlroy and James Nesbitt at the event. Photo: Maxwell Photography
Alex Ferguson, Rory McIlroy and James Nesbitt at the event. Photo: Maxwell Photography

"It was a typical teenage phase. It was probably because I wasn't able to hang around with my friends as much as I would have liked.

"I told my parents I wanted to quit and they said okay, now you will have to spend more time on your school work. I went back pretty soon after that."

Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's
Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy at Newstalk's "An Evening with Rory" afterparty. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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