Rory McIlroy declares he will play for Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016

Statement: Pat Hickey, President, Olympic Council of Ireland

" On behalf of Team Ireland, I am thrilled at the news that Rory will declare for Ireland for the Rio Games. His amazing sporting talent, brilliant personality and endless energy will give all our athletes a huge boost. He is an iconic figure in world sport and will be very warmly welcomed by all the Irish team members, no matter what sport they represent. This is great news for Ireland's medal prospects for Rio 2016"

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