Episode 1525: Shane Lowry Wins The Open, Irish People Fall In Love All Over Again With Shane’s Granny, Rory Choked, Kerry And Donegal Play Out A Modern Classic
The Open came to Ireland for the first time in 68 years, and the Claret Jug will stay in Ireland, after Shane Lowry’s extraordinary 6-shot win over the field at Royal Portrush yesterday.
We salute a man we can all say is as nice as he appears on TV, with Malachy Clerkin and Lawrence Donegan. We also lament the fact that just 24 hours after his success, Shane has already been usurped… by his own granny’s scene-stealing cameo on RTE News.
‘I hadn’t drank a brandy since 2009 – drank two yesterday, it’s nearly killing me.’ Shane Lowry’s grandmother speaks of a proud day pic.twitter.com/qqgCBRifNC
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 22, 2019
Mike Quirke and Oisin McConville outline just why Lowry’s win was so lustily celebrated by GAA people (and men of a certain age), before we delve into the modern classic Kerry and Donegal played in Croker on Sunday.
Never will there be a more popular winner of the @open. @ShaneLowryGolf has the common touch, great with the fans, down to earth and some golfer. Proud that we can call him our own. ?????? #irisheyesaresmiling #whataday https://t.co/h2EAk7LKWE
— Kieran Donaghy (@starryboy14) July 21, 2019
Plus there’s turf mould, Tiger Woods in the bog, brandies, refreshing honesty and pop psychology snake-oil.
Choking and Rory McIlroy. Today's column.https://t.co/d225rOGkuu
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) July 22, 2019
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