McIlroy vs Dornan

Holywood stars face off on the field in a new clip demonstrating Circular Football training drill - but who comes out on top?

Two of Northern Ireland's most recognisable faces make a pitch for an innovative new format of football in a video filmed at the Olympia, Belfast.

World Number One golfer Rory McIlroy and Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan showcase the triangular goal-centred routine, partly conceived by the actor's father, by going up against one another in a battle of Ulster's most bankable names.

But it's Christian Grey on the receiving end of a punishing on this occasion as the Celtic Tiger proceeds to run rings around his real life portrayer and emerge with a 2-1 victory. Watch the short clip below.

Trialled by FIFA during last year's World Cup in Rio, the Circular Football iniative encourages earlier development of technical skills and ball control among young players. Manchester United Elite Academy coach Jackie Evans, father of first team defender Jonny and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Cory, has since tuned up the concept further. Both McIlroy and Dornan are noted Red Devils supporters. 

That being said, we're not holding our breath for either of the two to get a Green and White Army call up.