Rory McIlroy was back on Irish soil this week to host an evening on behalf of his charitable foundation, the Rory Foundation. An Evening with Rory brought to you by Newstalk, saw Rory take to the stage with Sir Alex Ferguson at the Convention Centre Dublin on Tuesday May 17th. The evening was hosted by award winning actor James Nesbitt and all proceeds went to the Rory Foundation.
McIlroy took to the stage to talk about his career to date, from hitting balls into his parent’s washing machine to turning professional in 2007. Other topics discussed on the night included Rory’s first professional win in Dubai in 2009, winning Majors, Ryder Cup victories, Rory’s setback in 2015 due to an ankle injury, his charitable work with the Rory Foundation and the upcoming Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Sir Alex Ferguson was also in attendance as special guest. On the evening, he spoke about his career highlights including being the most successful manager of all time at Manchester United.
Newstalk’s after show party held in Zozimus, Dublin 2 with a star studded affair including Rory himself, Jimmy Nesbitt, Joe Schmidt, snooker legend Denis Taylor and One Direction’s Niall Horan in attendance.