Wednesday 20 February 2019

Home bird Niall Horan receives Honorary Life Membership at Mullingar Golf Club

One Direction (Photo: Instagram/Niall Horan)
One Direction (Photo: Instagram/Niall Horan)
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Golf enthusiast and international popstar Niall Horan added yet another string to his bow today when he was made Honorary Life member of his town's golf club.

The One Direction singer was home for Christmas this year and picked up the special honour at Mullingar Golf Club.

Keith Duffy watches on as Niall Horan tees off at the charity golf tournament in aid of Irish Autism Action
Keith Duffy watches on as Niall Horan tees off at the charity golf tournament in aid of Irish Autism Action

Niall, who originally hails from Mullingar, described the membership as "a nice touch".

"Thank you to everyone at mullingar golf club for making me an Honorary life member of the club! What a nice touch!" the star said.

"I've been a member of the club since I was 12/13 and to be awarded with this now is just incredible ! Really much appreciated!"

"Thanks for even thinking about me," he added.

Niall Horan and Brian O'Driscoll enjoy a round of golf at the K Club
Niall Horan and Brian O'Driscoll enjoy a round of golf at the K Club

The singer regularly plays golf and has been spotted on the green with footballers John Terry and Jamie Redknapp and rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll.

Two years ago, Niall helped to raise €50,000 for Irish Autism Action (IAA) when he hosted a golf day in Mullingar.

Teenage fans laid siege on the clubhouse and paparazzi chased Niall in his golf buggy in a fashion never seen before at the town's golf course.

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