Belfast Telegraph

Kelly Gallagher joins Rory McIlroy on UK power list

By Brian Byrne

Two Co Down sports stars are among the world's most influential people, according to a definitive list.

Venerable lifestyle brand Debrett's has announced the 500 most influential people in Britain, and golfer Rory McIlroy is one of the 311 new names on the list.

Debrett's said McIlroy had "begun to deliver on his early promise to deserve comparison with the all-time greats of the golfing world".

Also on the list is Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold medallist Kelly Gallagher, who "stunned the world with her fearlessness" when she won the Women's Super-G at Sochi 2014.

They join Prince Charles, Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough on the self-styled "barometer for outstanding achievement in modern Britain".

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