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Rory McIlroy and Tony McCoy make it to Guinness record book

By Mark O'Regan

Two Northern Irish sports stars have entered the record books.

Rory McIlroy has won a landmark position in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book.

The golfer holds the record for the lowest total score in the US Open, according to the 2015 edition of the famous anthology which will be launched on September 11.

And Northern Ireland's record breaking jockey, Tony McCoy, has the most jump racing wins in a season – 289 in 2001-2002.

From south of the border, Brian O'Driscoll comes out tops for the most international appearances in rugby union.

Ireland's most famous rugby icon amassed a total of 141 caps – 133 for his country, plus eight for the British and Irish Lions on four separate tours.

O'Driscoll described himself as "delighted" when he was presented with his Guinness World Records certificate.

"It's a childhood dream achieved," he said.

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