Offaly Olympians and Paralympian sporting profiles - Shane Lowry

 16 Jul 2021

Compiled by Kevin Corrigan

With years of competition still ahead of him, Shane Lowry is already Offaly's most successful sporting competitor. Offaly has had several fantastic sports stars across a variety of sports but Lowry's achievements have catapulted him above all others. He has achieved world stardom; and by winning the British Open in Royal Portrush in 2019, he took one of sports most sought after prizes, the oldest and arguably the most iconic of golf's four Majors

Son of Offaly football hero, Brendan Lowry; Shane Lowry's story is a fantastic feel good one. The Clara man enjoyed a very successful amateur career and turned professional after stunning the golf world when winning the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009. Since then, his game has evolved and developed and he is now one of the world's top professional golfers. He has made the top 20 in the world and is in a good position to play in the Ryder Cup in September. An affable, charismatic and hugely popular individual, he made an important breakthrough when winning the Portugal Masters in 2012. He won one of golf's biggest events, the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in 2015 and re-ignited his career with a great success at the 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.