GAA stars took to Twitter this evening to send their congratulations to Offaly man Shane Lowry after his victory at The Open Championship in Royal Portrush.
Lowry’s winning score of -15 saw him triumph by six shots to claim the Claret Jug, becoming the fifth Irish man in history to do so.
Here was the reaction from some of the GAA's biggest names after Lowry sank the final putt:
I could watch this over & over ... Really is the people’s champion & so well deserved , what a humble person & our greatest treasure ... https://t.co/us1qdM7pr9— Aidan O Mahony (@GmailMahony) July 21, 2019
Gotta love the way @ShaneLowryGolf walked up the green on the 18th! Unreal to see all that emotion pour out after all his hard work to get there & the reaction from the crowd to match! Only the Irish would do it #TheOpen— Shane Walsh (@shane147walsh) July 21, 2019
45/1 on Shane Lowry was buying money. All roads lead to Clara tomorrow 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 you can’t beat the Irish 🤪— Seánie Tobin (@Tellytobin) July 21, 2019
Never will there be a more popular winner of the @open. @ShaneLowryGolf has the common touch, great with the fans, down to earth and some golfer. Proud that we can call him our own. ☘️☘️☘️ #irisheyesaresmiling #whataday https://t.co/h2EAk7LKWE— Kieran Donaghy (@starryboy14) July 21, 2019
What a feeling for @ShaneLowryGolf walking up to the 18th, nice to be able to enjoy the moment. One of the good guys 😍— Darran O'Sullivan (@Darransull86) July 21, 2019
Has there ever been a sportsman as universally popular as Lowry? Everyone in Ireland grinning as he walks down the 18th— Jack McCaffrey (@jackmcc93) July 21, 2019
What a perfect setting for @ShaneLowryGolf to become Champion golfer of the year #TheOpen Such impressive play all week & touching words about his family #classact As for Clara,take the week off! ☘️🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/yxaKNGVZop— Jason Sherlock (@boomjayo) July 21, 2019