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Rory McIlroy and his fiancee Erica Stoll — complete with a stunning engagement ring — attend The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism which held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast last night

Rory McIlroy and his fiancee Erica Stoll — complete with a stunning engagement ring — attend The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism which held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast last night

Rory McIlroy and his fiancee Erica Stoll — complete with a stunning engagement ring — attend The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism which held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast last night

Rory McIlroy and his fiancee Erica Stoll — complete with a stunning engagement ring — attend The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism which held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast last night

Jimmy Nesbitt

Jimmy Nesbitt

Paddy and Tina Wallace with Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll at the event.  Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Paddy and Tina Wallace with Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy, Paddy Wallace and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Rory McIlroy, Paddy Wallace and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Paddy Wallace, Rory McIlroy and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Paddy Wallace, Rory McIlroy and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Michael O'Neill, Paddy Wallace and Rory McIlroy at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Michael O'Neill, Paddy Wallace and Rory McIlroy at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Rory McIlroy  at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Rory McIlroy at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Ryan and Kim Constable at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Ryan and Kim Constable at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Jim Magilton and Michael O'Neill  at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Jim Magilton and Michael O'Neill at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Paddy Wallace with his wife Tina Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Paddy Wallace with his wife Tina Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

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Rory McIlroy and his fiancee Erica Stoll — complete with a stunning engagement ring — attend The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism which held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast last night

All eyes were on Rory McIlroy and his partner Erica Stoll as they attended a charity ball last night - and the Co Down golfer had much to celebrate.

The impressive sparkling diamond ring sported by the stunning New Yorker confirmed widespread speculation that the couple were now engaged.

The pair attended The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism Christmas Ball in Titanic Belfast, where celebrity guests queued to congratulate them.

"Everything in my life is going great," Rory (26) said, looking fresh despite his recent eye surgery. "I'm happy with how the season ended - and how the year has ended."

Sporting heroes including Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Iain Henderson rubbed shoulders with showbiz stars such as James Nesbitt - spotted in a dapper pork pie hat - and broadcaster Gerry Kelly. Also there was Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte, MP Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill and former international Jim Magilton.

Speculation about Rory and Erica (27) taking their relationship to the next level reached fever pitch last week after it was reported he had popped the question on a trip to Paris.

Last night, pals rushed to shake the golfer's hand after he revealed that the rumours about the engagement were true.

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A close-up of the ring worn by Erica Stoll. Photo: PressEye

A close-up of the ring worn by Erica Stoll. Photo: PressEye

A close-up of the ring worn by Erica Stoll. Photo: PressEye

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Rory was previously engaged to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, but he broke it off in 2014 after wedding invitations had been sent out.

Rory and Erica met when she came to the golfer's rescue at the Ryder Cup at Medinah in October 2012. The golfer mixed up his tee time and was only saved from disqualification after she noticed his error and arranged a police escort to the course. They were then spotted as a couple nearly a year ago, with the pair ringing in the New Year in style at Ashford Castle in Co Mayo.

Since then, Erica has become a regular sight on the course as she shows her support for Rory.

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Paddy and Tina Wallace with Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll at the event.  Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Paddy and Tina Wallace with Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy with and his fiancée Erica Stoll at the Paddy Wallace fundraiser. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Rory McIlroy, Paddy Wallace and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Rory McIlroy, Paddy Wallace and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Paddy Wallace, Rory McIlroy and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Paddy Wallace, Rory McIlroy and Jimmy Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Michael O'Neill, Paddy Wallace and Rory McIlroy at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Michael O'Neill, Paddy Wallace and Rory McIlroy at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Rory McIlroy  at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Rory McIlroy at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Ryan and Kim Constable at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Ryan and Kim Constable at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Jim Magilton and Michael O'Neill  at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Jim Magilton and Michael O'Neill at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Paddy Wallace with his wife Tina Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Paddy Wallace with his wife Tina Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt and Paddy Wallace arrive at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR.

Actor James Nesbitt at the event.

Picture by Darren Kidd  / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th December 2015 The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism held its first official Christmas Ball at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 10th December. The fund has been set up by former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace and his wife Tina following the success of last years Testimonial dinner, and aims to raise awareness of autism and support of families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The star-studded event featured well-known guests including Rory McIlroy, Michael ONeill, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Les Kiss, Mickey Harte, and Ian Paisley JR. Actor James Nesbitt at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

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Paddy and Tina Wallace with Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll at the event. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

She formerly worked for the Professional Golfers' Association of America, and lives in Florida.

The Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism, set up by the Ulster rugby star and his wife Tina, aims to raise awareness of the condition and support families and children awaiting diagnosis or who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.


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