A tale of 2 Rorys

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A tale of 2 Rorys

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9:32 AM - 18 May 2015



One from county Down, one from Fermanagh but that's not the only difference between the two Rorys from Ulster who celebrated weekend wins.

The other major difference is while Rory Gallagher celebrated a tense victory over Tyrone, Rory McIlroy trousered $1.278 million thanks to his weekend victory.

After capturing his 11th PGA Tour title at the Wells Fargo Championship Rory McIlroy hopped on a private jet for London and this week's BMW PGA Championship.

While 30,000 ft. in the air, the world's No. 1 golfer decided to let us in on what it's like to live the good life through Periscope, an app that allows anyone to live stream from their phone.

Fans could send messages and ask McIlroy questions in real time, and he was happy to take song requests as music played in the background on his jet.

The Ulsterman politely declined a request for Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A."

Several questions concerned McIlroy's caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald.

Asked if he pays his caddie well. McIlroy said, "This man made $140,000 today!"

Approximately 10 per cent of the winnings in North Carolina.

The world number one followed up a third round of 61, a course record at Quail Hollow, with a final round of 69, to finish seven strokes clear of nearest challengers Americans Patrick Rodgers and Webb Simpson to secure the winners purse.

Some performance. Rory Gallagher meanwhile got the Donegal senior footballers summer off to a winning start, no big payday for him just bragging rights over their neighbours.

In what were more like wintry conditions the reigning Ulster Chamions emerged 1-13 to 1-10 winners over Tyrone in Ballybofey. A crowd of 17 thousand 435 filled a wet and windy McCumhaill park.

Donegal went in at the break leading 1-8 to 1-6 Darren McCurry raised the first green flag for Tyrone before Dun an nGall's man of the match Martin McIlhinney hit the back of the net.

There was a scuffle between both teams as they left the field at half time on a day when Cavan referee Joe McQuillan flashed 11 yellow cards.

Both sides were reduced to 14 men in the second half as Neil Gallagher and Sean Cavanagh were sent to the line on second cards.

Michael Murphy was held scoreless from play by Justin McMahon but the Tir Connell captain pointed 2 frees and a 45 when the sides were tied at 1-10 each secured the win for Donegal as they emerged 1-13 to 1-10 winners pleasing manager Rory Gallagher no end.

Donegal face Armagh in an Ulster quarter final on June 14th but there looks to be a fair kick in Tyrone yet!



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