As if Shane Lowry's Open win wasn't emotional enough, the RTÉ crews have pitched up in the Midlands to interview his family, and now friends, get ready for the real crying.
Ciaran Mullooly today interviewed Lowry's grandmother Emily Scanlon, who spoke about brandy-drinking for the first time in a decade yesterday and Lowry's grandfather, who was a bit of okay at golf.
'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
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Scanlon would also credited Lowry's upbringing and his unique childhood diet for his success 'He had a great upbringing. He was always on the go. I had a turf box in the corner beside the range. And when I'd go up to the clotheslines, I'd pour them into it and he'd have all the turf mould ate. Whether it worked his immune system or what I don't know.'
As Clara readies itself for Shane Lowry's homecoming this week, @CiaranMullooly descends on the Offaly town to check the mood, speaking to his parents and grandmother pic.twitter.com/SLjx1Hk2zc
— RTEgolf (@RTEgolf) July 22, 2019