Rory McIlroy is named BBC Sport NI Sports Personality of 2014

Rory McIlroy named BBC Sport NI 2014 Sports Personality after being pipped by Lewis Hamilton for national award.

McIlroy, 25, finished ahead of world champion boxer Carl Frampton and Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher in the Northern Ireland awards.

"I have tremendous support from people back home," said McIlroy, whose stellar 2014 campaign was highlighted by his Open Championship and US PGA title triumphs.