\"Rory

Rory McIlroy brings US Open trophy back to his school

Rory McIlroy brings US Open trophy to old school

\"Rory

Rory McIlroy brings US Open trophy back to his school

Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy brought his US Open trophy to the one place where it really counts: his old school in Holywood, County Down.

The 22-year-old returned to Sullivan Upper School to cheers and applause as a surprise guest at the end-of-term assembly, delighting the startled students as he appeared on stage.

McIlroy told the students he left the school in 2005 in order to concentrate on his golf.

'A few of the teachers will tell you I probably wasn't the best pupil you've ever seen, but it's good to be back,' he told the crowd, as reported by the BBC.

'It was tough. I was away quite a lot so every time I came back I was always trying to catch up. It was very tough to try to balance everything, but I tried my best.

'All I wanted to do was play golf and I knew by the time I was 15 or 16 that that was the path I was going to take.'

READ MORE:
Rory McIlroy’s parents discuss their involvement in his amazing road to success

Fame and glory for Rory McIlroy - Irish youngster celebrates stunning US Open win

Rory McIlroy says his girlfriend Holly keeps him grounded

It was at Sullivan Upper that he met his girlfriend Holly Sweeney.

Speaking about the US Open trophy, McIlroy said: 'I can't really settle on that. I want to go and try to achieve more. The Open championship is coming up in a couple of weeks and I want to do my best to win that.

'It's a big summer ahead. I want to try to give myself the best chance to win the next couple of majors and just try to keep getting better.'

It should be an exciting summer.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: