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The Paul O'Connell-Niall Horan Bromance Is A Thing Of Beauty

Conall Cahill
By Conall Cahill Updated

It wouldn't be a proper Europe-USA face-off without the obligatory Niall Horan Ryder Cup pictures.

Niall Horan, Bill Murray, Michael Phelps, Irish rugby legend Paul O'Connell and other famous faces have been having the craic in Hazeltine Golf Club in Minnesota ahead of the Ryder Cup starting later this week.

Horan and Murray were well kitted out for their appearance in the celebrity competition ahead of the main event.

Here is Horan - an ambassador for the Ryder Cup this year - alongside O'Connell. Perhaps he was giving big Paulie a few tips on his baritone.

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If O'Connell is half at good at reading putts as he was at reading opposition lineouts you'd think he's worth at least a few shots as a foursome partner.

Rumour has it Horan is swapping making a racket for holding one as he enters a new life as a star on the vibrant tennis celebrity circuit. Martina Navratilova is in the pipeline to be his doubles partner.

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And it appears that Horan has decided to ditch Louis et al and form a completely new category of boyband with O'Connell and a couple of other fairly well-known chaps. Bill Murray and Huey Lewis, to be precise.

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According to the 'Limerick Leader', O'Connell was giving a motivational speech to the Europe team last night at the end of a day which he spent hanging out with a veritable conglomeration of celebrities or sports stars. And there were some great snaps of O'Connell alongside men of similar (if not quite as much) sporting ability. That lad Phelps who does a bit of swimming, as well as some bucko called Shevchenko who is fairly handy with a football, I'm told.

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Judging by this photo, big Paulie pulls the same ridiculous face hitting a three-foot putt as he used to when clearing oppositon second-rowers out of rucks.

 

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Finally, a great photo of Murray and O'Connell consulting. Oh, to be a fly on the club-head.

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Brilliant stuff. If Europe win, O'Connell's "influence" will no doubt be publicised in the aftermath. If not, it will simply be known as the Ryder Cup 'When Paul O'Connell Met Bill Murray'.

Photo credit: Sportsfile

SEE ALSO: Watch: Ballsy Kid Asks Niall Horan How Many Birdies He Gets In A Week

SEE ALSO: "We've Created This Role In Our Imagination" - Is The Ryder Cup Captain That Important?

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