Pic: Shane Lowry receives some very high praise indeed on Championship Matters 7 years ago

Pic: Shane Lowry receives some very high praise indeed on Championship Matters

Son of an All-Ireland winning footballer and a keen GAA follower, Shane Lowry was a special guest on Championship Matters, who were keen to point out he’s a tasty golfer.

The 2009 Irish Open champion will look to claim a second victory when the tournament gets underway at Carton House in two weeks and the 26 year-old has shown some impressive patches of form, most notably claiming the Portuguese Open late last year and defeating Rory McIlroy at the World Matchplay this year.

We all know that he has incredible talent, but tonight as a guest on Championship Matters alongside Marty Morrissey, we were left in no doubt that not only is the Offaly man an impressive performer globally, he rules the roost locally too. Obviously.

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Of course his father Brendan was part of the 1982 winning side that prevented  a Kerry side winning a fifth title on the trot, so his GAA pedigree is not in doubt.

To all you golfers in the Faithful County, it could be a while before Shane relinquishes his most prestigious title.

Hat-tip to Kevin Hinds on Twitter for sending this our way.