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Shane Lowry Challenged To Shinty Game After Sharing Hurling Clip

Shane Lowry Challenged To Shinty Game After Sharing Hurling Clip
By Eoin Harrington Updated
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Shane Lowry's love of hurling has come to the fore again, in a video shared to the Irish golfer's Instagram page.

With Lowry not scheduled to appear on the DP World Tour or PGA Tour until the new year, he shared a video on Wednesday evening of him visiting a local GAA club and showcasing his skills with a hurley.

The clip gained a response from Scottish golfer Robert MacIntyre, who juggles his touring responsibilities with a place in Oban Celtic's shinty team. MacIntyre will line up alongside Lowry at next month's Hero Cup in Abu Dhabi, and appeared to challenge Lowry to a crossover match in the UAE.

Shane Lowry shows off hurling skills in Instagram clip

Shane Lowry showcased his hurling skills in a video shared to the golfer's Instagram page on Wednesday. Offaly man Lowry showed off his juggling skills, before firing the ball at a nearby lamp post.

Evidently enjoying the chilly weather in Ireland, Lowry then exclaims about the cold, with his hands bitterly frozen in the frosty conditions.

  • Lowry connection to Offaly GAA
  • Explain Abu Dhabi context and hero cup
  • Robert MacIntyre comment
  • Explain MacIntyre links to Shinty
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Lowry is famously a massive supporter of the GAA in his home county. He has invested into Offaly's intercounty teams as a major sponsor in recent years, and has also worked with youth teams to "inspire and help improve the development" of the next batch of Offaly intercounty players.

He is also a massive fan of both Gaelic football and hurling, and can regularly be seen enjoying the Faithful County's championship games, whether it be in Croke Park or elsewhere. He led the celebrations after Offaly's U20 All-Ireland win in 2021.

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Shane Lowry's clip naturally garnered interest from Irish fans of both golf and GAA, but it spread even further afield to Scottish golfer Robert MacIntyre.

26-year-old MacIntyre was recently named as part of the inaugural Hero Cup in Abu Dhabi next month, alongside Lowry. The tournament will see a Great Britain and Ireland team face off against a selection from the rest of Europe, in preparation for next September's Ryder Cup. Both teams were selected by European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald, and MacIntyre will be on the GB/Ireland team alongside Lowry, and Irishman Seamus Power.

With the tournament just under a month away, preparations are underway, and MacIntyre appeared to challenge Lowry to a show down when the pair arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of the tournament. Commenting on Lowry's video, he said: "Aye decent take them to Abu Dhabi"

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MacIntyre is no stranger to games of this variety, being an accomplished shinty player in Scotland. Shinty is a Scottish game with similarities to hurling, and is played with a stick called a 'caman'. MacIntyre plays for Oban Celtic in his time away from the PGA and DP World Tours, and it appears that a shinty-hurling crossover game - akin to the internationals played between Ireland and Scotland in the early years of this century - could be on the cards against Shane Lowry in Abu Dhabi.

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