Rory's win has given us all a boost
RORY McIlroy's stunning performance in winning the US Open is another sporting "feelgood" moment. The 22- year-old from Holywood, Co Down, blew away the opposition at the Congressional Club in Maryland.
It completed a remarkable four days for the young golfer who became the championship's youngest winner in 88 years.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny described his victory as both emphatic and inspiring, saying it ranked among one of the great achievements in any sport.
His win well and truly banished memories of the Augusta National meltdown in April when he tumbled out of contention after a four-shot lead.
The young sportsman has proved himself a tremendous ambassador for golf and for his country.
It was the latest in a remarkable series of Irish sporting wins in 2011 and could not have come at a better time.
Sport's newest superstar has given a much-needed boost to us all.