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Irish Open 2015: Have you spotted 'George Clooney' roaming Royal County Down?

By Claire Williamson

Published 28/05/2015

Is this George Clooney in Newcastle? Spotted by and photo taken by Caroline McKenna Twitter @cmkenna91
Is this George Clooney in Newcastle? Spotted by and photo taken by Caroline McKenna Twitter @cmkenna91
George Clooney
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David Beckham
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot on the par 4, 4th hole during his championship match in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on May 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Jockey AP McCoy prepares to ride his 20th Grand National on Day 3 of the Aintree races at Aintree Racecourse on April 11, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Jamie Redknapp attends the Sky Red Carpet Dinner during Advertising Week Europe on March 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Advertising Week)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Patrick Kielty attends the "Follies In Concert" gala performance in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday year at Royal Albert Hall on April 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-05-2015; Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2015 : Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Day One Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy pictured on the 18th. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Photographer ?Matt Mackey - Presseye.com 28th May 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Martin Kaymer, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy.
Photographer ?Matt Mackey - Presseye.com 28th May 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. World number one Rory McIlroy.
Photographer ?Matt Mackey - Presseye.com 28th May 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. World number one Rory McIlroy.
Photographer ?Matt Mackey - Presseye.com 28th May 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. World number one Rory McIlroy.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-05-2015; Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2015 : Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Day One Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy pictured on the 11th. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-05-2015; Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2015 : Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Day One Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy pictured on the 18th. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-05-2015; Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2015 : Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Day One Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy pictured on the 18th. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Paul McGinley of Ireland hits his 2nd shot on the 13th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Martin Kaymer of Germany is watched by crowds on the 15th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his 2nd shot on the 15th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Crowds surround the 10th green during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Oliver Farr of Wales lines up on the 7th green during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Oliver Farr of Wales looks down the 8th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Brendan McGovern of Ireland tees off during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Edouard Espana of France chips on the 7th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 10th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the 10th green with Rickie Fowler of the United States during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Rickie Fowler of the United States walks down the 13th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 10th hole during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the 10th green with Rickie Fowler of the United States during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 28, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
L-R) Matt Ginella, TV Personally Patrick Kielty, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Ricky Fowler of the USA and former Jockey AP McCoy pose on the 18th green after playing in the Pro-Am during the Irish Open Previews at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 27, 2015 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Ernie Els. Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (C), former Australian cricketer Shane Warne (L), and Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland walk from the 18th green after playing in the Pro-Am during the Irish Open Previews at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 27, 2015 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (L), talks with TV personality Patrick Kielty and Former Jockey AP McCoy on the 18th green after playing in the Pro-Am during the Irish Open Previews at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 27, 2015 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (R), talking with Peter Lawrie of Ireland on the 1st tee during the afternoon Pro-Am during the Irish Open Previews at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 27, 2015 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland (C), Stephen Watson of BBC Northern Ireland (R) and former Australian cricketer Shane share a joke after playing in the Pro-Am during the Irish Open Previews at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 27, 2015 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (R), meets Sergio Garcia of Spain on the 1st tee during the afternoon Pro-Am during the Irish Open Previews at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 27, 2015 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke shares a joke with former Irish Rugby player Stephen Ferris. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke shares a joke with former Irish Rugby player Stephen Ferris. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke shares a joke with former Irish Rugby player Stephen Ferris. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness takes part in a tour of the facilities at the Irish Open in Newcastle, Co Down. He is pictured with Kathryn Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of Tourism Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman, Dubai Duty Free with the 3rd place Pro-Am team, Stephen Watson, Darren Clarke and Stephen Ferris who played for the Tourism NI
Dubai Duty Free presents Kate Docherty with her award for the longest drive Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye
26 May 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman, Dubai Duty Free presents Kate Docherty with her award for the longest drive
Rory McIlroy pictured signs autographs . Picture By: Arthur Allison.
James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye
James Nesbitt Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye.
Actor James Nesbitt pictured on the 1st Tee . Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Darren Clarke with former Irish rugby player Stephen Ferris. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Miguel Angel Jimenez. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Former footballer Pat Jennings, left, with snooker player Dennis Taylor. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland answers questions from the media during the Pro-Am (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler of the Unitd States chats to former Jockey AP McCoy during the Pro-Am (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland greets Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Pictured on the 12th tee Rory McIlroy . Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Rory McIlroy pictured signs autographs . Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Rickie Fowler of the United States chat to TV Personality Patrick Kielty (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Darren Clarke on the1st tee, Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye?
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks up the 18th hole with an umbrella during the Pro-Am (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain chats to Dermot Desmond during the Pro-Am (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Former snooker player Dennis Taylor, left, with Paul Lawrie, centre, and Brendan Taylor. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Darren Clarke on the1st tee, Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Darren Clarke with former Irish rugby player Stephen Ferris. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Darren Clarke with former Irish rugby player Stephen Ferris, BBC presenter Stephen Watson and Shane Warne. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Snooker player Dennis Taylor, left, with former footballer Pat Jennings on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Former footballer Pat Jennings with snooker player Dennis Taylor, centre and Paul Lawrie. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Former snooker player Dennis Taylor, left, with Paul Lawrie, centre, and Brendan Taylor. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Former footballer Pat Jennings, left, with snooker player Dennis Taylor. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Jockey Tony McCoy on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Jockey Tony McCoy on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Jockey Tony McCoy, left, with Rickie Fowler and Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Rickie Fowler on the 1st tee. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Paddy Kielty. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
World number one Rory McIlroy along with Rickie Fowler. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Comedian Patrick Kielty on the 1st tee Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Darren Clarke with former Irish rugby player Stephen Ferris and Shane Warne. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Graeme McDowell. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland runs past gorse bushes to get to the 4th tee during the Pro-Am (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 4th hole during the Pro-Am Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy takes a selfie with the cast of Riverdance on May 26, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler of the Unitd States chats to former Jockey AP McCoy during the Pro-Am (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Jose Manuel Lara of Spain in action during a practice round prior to The Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia of Spain looks on with caddie Glen Murray during the Pro-Am (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Pablo Larrazabal of Spain gestures during the Pro-Am (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Graeme McDowell. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Ernie Els. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Pictured on his way to the 1st tee Darren Clarke,Shane Warne and Stephen Ferris . Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Paddy Kielty and AP McCoy Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Ernie Els. Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Stephen Watson and Darren Clarke Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Australian cricketer Shane Warne Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland walks with Stephen Watson of the BBC (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees looks down the 1st hole during the Pro-Am (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler of the United States hits his 2nd shot on the 3rd hole during the Pro-Am (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Graeme McDowell Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye.

Have you spotted any celebrities roaming around Royal County Down? It seems as though the Irish Open 2015 hasn't just attracted the elite of the golfing world to Northern Ireland.

Social media is rife with speculation as beady-eyed spectators are on the look-out for the A-List celebrities rumoured to be strolling around Newcastle.

And the initial rumours seemed to suggest that Holywood's Rory McIlroy has some serious pull in Hollywood too.

But unfortunately, social media users have been duped into thinking that Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney had been strolling along the streets of Newcastle.

However it seems it was nothing more than a cruel but clever photoshop.

<< if you spot any celebrities or get any selfies send your pictures here >>

World number one Rory McIlroy  is hosting the golfing extravaganza at the Royal County Down and kicked off proceedings with a star-studded charity bash.

As well as the golfing stars who are taking part in the Irish Open 2015- the world number one brought along a host of sporting greats and names from the world of showbiz who took part in the Pro-Am on Wednesday ahead of the competition starting today.

But now it seems that off the course there could be a chance of spotting some more famous faces who are rumoured to be enjoying the Co Down coast.

But while the reports of George Clooney so far have turned out to be untrue - there are plenty of other faces to look out for.

Also rumoured to be in Northern Ireland is David Beckham along with his family and Wayne Rooney.

In addition to this, the line-up of famous names who joined Rory McIlroy to play in the star-studded Pro-Am tournament was led by Australian cricket legend Shane Warne.

Warne was joined by a host of high-profile sportsmen and well-known faces including Ulster horse racing ace AP McCoy, footballing legend Pat Jennings, comedian Patrick Kielty, actor James Nesbitt, former Ulster Rugby star Stephen Ferris and snooker star Denis Taylor.

It is one of McCoy's first major engagements since retiring from the saddle.

Further reading:

Irish Open 2015: From golf to good food, music to the Mourne Mountains, a guide of things to do in County Down this week

Irish Open 2015: Hole-by-hole guide to Royal County Down course

Irish Open 2015: Rory McIlroy to wear new Nike trainers every day, designed by Cancer Fund children  

Irish Open 2015: Tee-off times, photos, weather and TV schedule ahead of excitement at Royal County Down

Luxurious retreat for the Irish Open; how does £4,000 a night sound?

Irish Open 2015: Golf stars Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els are worth the ticket price alone

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