Pic: There was a Rory McIlroy lookalike (with a cap on and all) playing in the Down Junior Championship at the weekend 7 years ago

Pic: There was a Rory McIlroy lookalike (with a cap on and all) playing in the Down Junior Championship at the weekend

Granted you’ll probably find better doppelgangers for Rory out there but this guy does have curly hair. And he was wearing a cap while playing outfield. And it was taken in Down after all.

We’re not sure how Rory McIlroy would have fared if he had embarked on a career in GAA and not golf and focussed on the big ball and not the (really) small one, but GAA fans got a fair idea of what it would have been like during a Junior Championship clash in the county on Sunday.

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The pictures below were taken during the clash between Drumaness and St Michaels in Annaclone on Sunday and while it might be stretching it a bit to say that he looks like McIlroy, it’s not often you come across a player wearing a Nike cap on the GAA pitch. A goalkeeper maybe, but certainly not the full forward, whose curly locks are not unlike McIlroy’s before he decided to chop them off recently.

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Reports suggest that the full forward in question used to wear an O’Neills cap and hasn’t been in vintage form since switching to a Nike one of late, but a good performance during this game on Sunday suggests that he might be about to hit form once again.

Hat-tip to Matthew Murnin and GAApics.com for sending this one into us