BBC BLOGS - The Devenport Diaries
« Previous | Main | Next »

Rory and the DUP

Mark Devenport | 17:19 UK time, Monday, 11 April 2011

A DUP politician, whose blushes I shall spare, jokingly messaged on Sunday "McDowell wins US Open last year. McIlroy leading the Masters this year. The DUP delivering for Ulster!"

Today after young Mr McIlroy's disastrous final round he updated with "McIlroy crashes out at US Masters golf. The reason for this major setback is obvious - UUP/Tory cuts!"

It made perfect sense to most people at the DUP's breakfast briefing this morning, except for the Finance Minister Sammy Wilson, who hadn't a clue what the messages were about. Sammy confesses he isn't interested in golf or any other sport, and must have been one of the few Ulstermen or women entirely ignorant of the ecstasy and agony of the Holywood golfing star. Perhaps Rory should have joined Sammy on his allotment - he would have had a less stressful weekend.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Cant imagine The "Greens" causing the DUP the same problems as Rory.

    Still proud of you Rory.

  • Comment number 2.

    at least rory did not say one thing and do another like some who used to cry never never and now.......the rest is history

  • Comment number 3.

    Someone told me the road outside their house was shut of by the police and police have warned people not to remove the tape.
    No folks not another mindless act by so called dissidents but a safety measure due to some of the young Mr McIlroy's golf balls coming back to earth.
    Another reason for us all to support the police at this time.

    Eyes wide open ...P.S I’m not saying his golf game went bad, but if he grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.

 

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.