WATCH: Westlife stars play JP McManus Pro-Am

THE Westlife boys were certainly flying without wings today as they took the course at Adare Manor for the JP McManus Pro-Am.

Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne have teamed up for the charity golf event, but Kian said there will be a bit of rivalry between the guys.

As the most casual golfer of the bunch, Kian said he hopes he can outrank his friends at the world-famous course.

Shane and Nicky are huge golf fans and have played all over the world on their tour, Nicky having last played the Pro-Am in 2010.

Shane said he was very excited to play Adare and Nicky went on to praise the “brilliant” and “generous” MacManus family.

About 40,000 people are expected to descend on Adare each day of the Pro-Am.

As the sun rose, Nicky said he was going to have to give Shane some last minute tips on his swing before he started.

Meanwhile, Kian said he was happy to be in Limerick on “such a great day with such a big crowd”.

After the Ed Sheeran gigs at Thomond Park, Kian said the guys will consider doing a gig in Limerick in the future which will be good news for their fans.