Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport Timmy Dooley TD has extended his congratulations to Rory McIlroy on his magnificent and well deserved win at the US Open at the Congressional Country Club.

“Rory is an amazing talent and is one of the shining lights of Irish sport at the moment.  Rory’s talent was very evident from a young age and there’s no question he has many years of success ahead of him.”

“As a public representative for Clare I know the benefits of golf as a sport, and particularly as a draw for tourists.  Rory’s success will undoubtedly increase Ireland’s profile as a tourism destination for keen golfers, something which could be of huge benefit to the country.

“I would urge the government and Minister Leo Varadkar to seize the initiative and ensure there is a targeted approached to the promotion of Ireland’s top golf courses, some of which include Lahinch, East Clare and Doonbeg in Clare as well as many others across the country.”