Boxing legend Muhammad Ali will get hit by a devastating Irish one-two in Kentucky.
And that’s because twin golfing sensations Lisa and Leona Maguire have qualified for September’s Junior Ryder Cup in his native Louisville.
The teenage swing queens, 13, continued their amazing golfing exploits when Lisa won the European Under 16 Young Masters in Paris on Sunday with sister Leona in second place.
And that earned the Irish pair automatic selection on the 12-strong European side for the Junior Ryder Cup clash with the US at The Club at Olde Stone from September 15-16.
Proud Dad Declan Maguire said: “It’s probably the best golf they have ever played. The course par was 73 an Lisa shot a 69 on the last day to win by four shots from Leona.
“They are at Valhalla for day one of Ryder Cup and on Saturday the plan is to meet Muhammad Ali.”
It’s been an incredible summer of achievement for the Cavan twins, who will celebrate their 14th birthdays in November.
In March, Leona won the French U-18 title as Lisa reached the semi-finals of the French U-21 championship.
The following month the plus-one handicappers helped Loreto Cavan win the All Ireland Schools title and Ulster to victory the Girls Interprovincials before Leona won the Hermitage Scratch Cup with Lisa fourth.
In May , Leona became the youngest winner of the Irish Ladies Close Championship when she beat Lisa in the final.
But the roles were reversed in July’s Irish Girls Championship at Mullingar, where Leona was the leading qualifier but lost to Lisa in the decider.
Declan added: “They’re very quiet lassies but they put their heart and soul into their golf and the golf they played at Chantilly was everything you could wish to see.”