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McGimpsey hails latest McIlroy golfing success

Ulster Unionist Sports spokesperson Michael McGimpsey MLA has hailed Rory McIlroy`s latest golfing success following his victory at the US PGA in Valhalla, Kentucky. Mr McGimpsey said: “Three weeks ago Northern Ireland was thrilled as Rory McIlroy won The Open at Hoylake and today we are celebrating his epic win in the US PGA at … Continue reading

McGimpsey hails McIlroy Open triumph

Ulster Unionist Party sports spokesperson, Michael McGimpsey MLA, has hailed Rory McIlroy`s success in The Open at Royal Liverpool. Mr McGimpsey said: “Congratulations to Rory McIlroy on winning The Open. Once again Northern Ireland is celebrating success following Rory’s victory at Hoylake. He has written himself into the history books by joining Jack Nicklaus and … Continue reading

McGimpsey pays tribute to Stephen Ferris

Ulster Unionist sports spokesperson Michael McGimpsey MLA has paid tribute to Ulster rugby star Stephen Ferris who today announced his retirement from the game through injury at the age of 28. Mr McGimpsey said: “Stephen Ferris was an outstanding rugby talent and the news of his retirement will be a blow to many people in … Continue reading

McGimpsey hails Irish Open boost

Ulster Unionist sports spokesperson Michael McGimpsey MLA has hailed the announcement that the Irish Open golf championship is to be staged in Northern Ireland twice in the next three years. Mr McGimpsey said: “The news that the Irish Open is to be staged at Royal County Down in 2015 and the Lough Erne Resort in … Continue reading

McGimpsey pays tribute to Sam McAughtry

Ulster Unionist Culture spokesperson Michael McGimpsey has expressed his sadness on hearing of the death of writer and broadcaster Sam McAughtry. The South Belfast MLA said; “I am very sad to learn that Sam McAughtry has passed away. Sam was a personal friend of many years and we worked together and with others in campaigning … Continue reading

McGimpsey backs measures to promote participation in sports by people with Disabilities and Special Needs

Ulster Unionist sports spokesperson Michael McGimpsey MLA has supported an Assembly motion which calls on the DCAL Minister to work with local councils to make it easier for people with disabilities and special needs to participate in sporting activities. Mr McGimpsey said; I fully support action to increase the number of people with disabilities and … Continue reading