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Rory McIlroy in top 30 most influential young Europeans

By Michael McHugh

Published 20/01/2016

Influential: Rory McIlroy
Influential: Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has been named among the 30 most influential young Europeans in the entertainment industry.

In the first 30 Under 30 Europe list, compiled by US magazine Forbes, Ireland has three people in the entertainment category.

The golfer (26), from Holywood in Co Down, has won four majors, including the US PGA twice and the British and US Opens.

He has said he wants to be the best player of his generation.

Also representing Ireland in the Forbes list is Brooklyn actress Saoirse Ronan. She has been nominated for an Oscar for the tale of a young Irishwoman in New York.

Co Wicklow-born singer and songwriter Hozier is also singled out.

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