An Irish person is on the verge of major sporting success and, of course, Shane Ross is looking to associate himself with it.
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is on his way to Antrim to support Shane Lowry in the Offaly man's bid to win The Open at Royal Portrush.
"I'm going to Portrush, unashamedly, to cheer on Shane Lowry today," Ross told RTÉ.
"I think it would just be incredible for the whole island of Ireland if he won, and I know he's four strokes ahead. We're very optimistic at this stage that we will have something to celebrate tonight."
'Let's not count our chickens in any way - let's just hope.' Minister for Sport Shane Ross is en route to Portrush to cheer on @ShaneLowryGolf in @TheOpen. | Live blog: https://t.co/bXVUhmoHAQ pic.twitter.com/WQzZOTlxWE
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 21, 2019
Asked if you would look to speak with Lowry, Ross said:
God, I'd love to. I'd be really privileged to have a chat with him. If he wins, he'll be mobbed and I probably won't get a look in.
I'll do my best. I think it's appropriate that if I'm there, on behalf of everybody on the whole island of Ireland, that I would say, 'Well done'.
It just would be an absolutely fantastic achievement. Let's not count our chickens in any way. Let's just hope.
Last month, Ross turned up at the Dublin Airport homecoming for Katie Taylor after the Bray boxer became undisputed lightweight world champion.
His appearance set eyes rolling across the country. Taylor referred to it as "Shane Ross's homecoming".
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