3000 to 1 …

Apparently those were the odds of young Shane Lowry winning the Irish Open at Baltray yesterday. Even non-golfers were glued to Lowry’s final heroic battle to the finish. If anyone is wondering where he got such fighting spirit, take a look at Kings of September, award-winning author Michael Foley‘s classic GAA story of the legendary 1982 football final which saw underdogs Offaly beat favourites Kerry in a historic match. Members of the winning team? None other than Brendan Lowry, father of Shane, and his two uncles Sean and Mick. It definitely runs in the family!