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I'm so nervous ahead of big celebrity golf match – Brian

FORMER Sunderland soccer boss Martin O'Neill is back in the driving seat.

Brian McFadden, Keith Duffy, Nicky Byrne and Brian Ormond will be among a team of golfers teeing off for Ireland – captained by O'Neill – in a Four Nations Celebrity Golf Tournament in Wales later this month.

Joined by actor Jamie Bamber, the Irish will be up against an English six including model Jodie Kidd, a Scottish team with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, and comedian Rob Brydon captaining the Welsh Side.

Hosting the tournament – at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, scene of his 2010 Ryder Cup triumph, will be former European captain Colin Montgomerie.

"I don't mind people watching me when I'm taking a shot. The only problem is that they will be about 15,000 people expected to turn up for this," said Brian Ormond.

"That's a lot people looking over my shoulder, in fact it's petrifying," he added.

 

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The Big Money Game lottery presenter got confirmation he was playing yesterday morning when he was called by the organisers.

"I was blown away to be asked to play, but even more thrown by the stature of the people on the other sides. Alan Hansen and Kenny Dalglish (both Scotland) are ridiculously good golfers with great handicaps," said Ormond, who plays off 18 and is a member at Carton House Golf club in Kildare.

In 2005 and 2006, Celtic Manor Resort hosted The All Star Cup which saw A-list Celebrity teams representing Europe and America draw a record breaking number of over 15,000 visitors per day.

The event will be supporting The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation, set up in by Colin Montgomerie in 2007 in memory of his mother, who died in 2001 from lung cancer.

Keith Duffy was already getting some practice in yesterday. The Boyzone member is currently on a golfing holiday with Brendan O'Carroll and friends in Florida.

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