You Knew it Was Coming: Holly Dishes on Her and Rory’s Break-Up
By Conor Nagle under General

Holly's the one on the right. I think.

Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend, Holly Sweeney, has Kardashian-ed her way into the Irish tabloids again, this time by giving an interview to the Irish Daily Mirror in which she outlines the chain of events that led to the US Open champion’s decision to end their six-year relationship.

According to (“brave”) Holly, Rory was never shy about his attraction to the woman who would become her successor, Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

“I always suspected he had a thing for her. He’s always been a big fan of tennis. When he was watching the women’s games he always said he fancied her but I didn’t take it that seriously – little did I know.”


Then, when the pair eventually met at the Klitschko-Haye fight in Hamburg, sparks flew and Sweeney immediately found herself marginalised.

“I saw a tweet from Caroline saying she met Rory and that he was a great guy or something along those lines and my heart sank. I thought something was up because I didn’t really hear from him during the trip to that boxing match in Germany that she was at.

“Then he got home, went straight to see the dogs instead of me, dodged me when he came through the door, and then sat me down and told me that he met with her in Germany and that he wanted to see how it would go with her.”

It’s easy to laugh (or at least snort derisively) at Holly’s apparent determination to parlay her break-up into a sustainable career, but few people will ever know the surreal trauma of losing a partner to that lass from the television.

My heart goes out to her; or at least it did, right up until I reached this corker of a paragraph:

“Home now is a smaller, yet equally-slick penthouse apartment with breathtaking views of Belfast’s harbour, and decked out with the finest furnishings, grand piano and fine art – not to mention space to house her 14 pairs of Christian Louboutin heels.”

Things, evidently, could be worse.

Conor Nagle